Ritual and Dance

Deise Mendonça and Thomas Fant - State Street Ballet's "The Rite of Spring" publicity 2/8/17 The Gail Towbes Center for Dance

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The original Ballet Russes production of Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring” choreographed by Nijinsky was subtitled “Pictures of Pagan Russia in Two Parts” and was conceived as a celebration of the mysteries of Spring and the bursts of creativity that accompany its arrival after winter loosens its grip on the…

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Goings on in South Carolina

Elijah Rock (Porgy) and Karole Foreman (Bess) in Ensemble Theatre Company's "Porgy and Bess" 2/8/17 the New Vic Theatre

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George Gershwin’s opera “Porgy and Bess” with libretto by DuBose Heyward was controversial when it debuted in 1935 for its depiction of the lives of African Americans living in Catfish Row, a slum in Charleston, S.C. Gershwin considered it a folk-opera, but the racial overtones were quite potent and it was…

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A Grand Debut

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The Bruckner Orchestra Linz has a 200 year history, but had never appeared in Santa Barbara until this  February when CAMA S.B. brought them to the Granada Theatre for a splendid concert of works by Schumann, Barber and Strauss. Under the baton of Ohio native Dennis Russell Davies this large and…

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X-treme Comfort Food

7 Fingers' "Cuisine & Confessions" presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures 2/6/17 The Granada Theatre

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The kitchen has always been a magnet for people to come together in pursuit of comfort, camaraderie, home truths and celebrations. In the spirit of deepening the theatrical experience, Montreal based 7 Fingers brings a huge version of that sacred place to the stage with a spectacular mix of acrobatics, dance, storytelling and,…

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