Jungian Duality

Jane Dudley's "Cante Flamenco" restaged by Nancy Colahan - Santa Barbara Dance Theater 1/12/17 UCSB Hatlen Theater

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UCSB Santa Barbara Dance Theater’s January concert is motivated by Carl Jung’s theory of anima, the inner feminine personality of a man, and animus, a woman’s inner masculine personality. Jung believed both are a source of creativity. In these days of gender fluidity, the subject resonates, perhaps more than ever. The…

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Tango Teamwork

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Probably the greatest of all dance teams during the 1930s and 40s was Frank Veloz and Yolanda Casazza. Their story is the subject of their son Guy Veloz’s full length ballet “An American Tango,” choreographed by William Soleau and produced by State Street Ballet. Veloz and Yolanda surpassed Irene &…

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The Future

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Will it be perfect? That is a question posed by Shannon Gillen and Vim Vigor Dance Co. in their new work “Future/Perfect,” which Danceworks Santa Barbara sponsored and premiered last September at the Lobero Theatre. A cosmic camping trip featuring Vim Vigor’s trademark high intensity dance and theater, this is a dark and…

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