UCSB’s resident professional dance company, Santa Barbara Dance Theater (Artistic Director, Christopher Pilafian) will perform 95 North choreographed by Brandon Whited as part of the Dance Gallery Festival's "Main Event."
Performances are Sept. 28 at 8:00pm and Sept. 29 at 3:00pm at Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater.
Indy award-winning choreographer and artistic director, Christopher Pilafian brings Santa Barbara Dance Theater back to the Lobero Theatre for a dynamic program of new dances and audience favorites. Charged with unforgettable imagery, high contrast and passionate performances by dancers at the top of their game, the company presents Pilafian’s recent premiere, Chanson and a revival of his 1998 work, Anemone with live music performed by composer/cellist Gianna Abondolo; Andrea Schermoly’s popular Moonscapes (2018) in a brand new edition; an exciting premiere by UCSB Assistant Professor Brandon Whited on the magnetic pull of wanderlust; and, fresh from their European tour, the UCSB Dance Company performs Swept In by New York City’s b-girl, club dance innovator and Bessie Award Winner, Ephrat Asherie.
May 8 - 9, 2019 | 8:00pm
Featuring Sam Von Wentz and Ryan Walker Page, Boys Like Us, considers the vulnerability, isolation and desire for connection felt by adolescent guys coming into their identity as gay men. A highly-collaborative process with the dancers, employing the rich authenticity of improvisation, the triangulation of our shared and disparate experiences, abstracted in time and space, offers a glimmer into what it is like to be 'boys like us.'
NEW SHOES 19
Friday Aug 24, 2018 @ 8:30 pm https://highwaysperformance.org/event/new-shoes-19/
Saturday Aug 25, 2018 @8:30 pm https://highwaysperformance.org/event/new-shoes-19-2/
A Trans-Atlantic creative collaboration with Sarah Lisette Chiesa, Sono Loro/They are Them interrogates the body and the shell of gender as a construct that we wear as a suit of armor. When that barrier is shed, what might we share more authentically with the rest of the world?
A collision of Sarah and Brandon's individual choreographic research, this process serves as yet another point of intersection between the two. With prior intersections happening at UNCSA and in their shared time as members of Shen Wei Dance Arts. Sarah's plaster body casting process--seen in Yolanda Did, and other works--grounds the work as scenographic elements of costume, set, and prop simultaneously.
A second iteration of THE STRUCTURE OF US, BScottDance partners with Tammy Carrasco | Wild Beast Dance, and Fulbright Scholar Kitty Hubbard
THE STRUCTURE OF US is a multidisciplinary performance installation featuring art-objects by Kitty Hubbard, and duet performance by Tammy Carrasco and Brandon Whited.
Audiences are guided through a sunlit gallery and immersed into an environment that merges visual art and dance. In a palette of white and grey, large-scale artwork drapes across the space. Performers engage in dynamic movement with and around the art, inches away from viewers.
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A unique, multidisciplinary performance installation featuring art-objects by Fulbright Scholar Kitty Hubbard with duet performances by Tammy Carrasco | Wild Beast Dance and Brandon Whited | B Scott Dance.