Ballroom Dreams

Anna & Henry are getting very good! Alan Knee's "Syncopation" - Ensemble Theatre Company 5/28/17 The New Vic Theatre

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To wrap up their season of plays about interesting couples, Ensemble Theatre Company presents Alan Knee’s “Syncopation,” a dance drama that follows a budding romance between aspiring ballroom dancers. Meatpacker Henry dreams of becoming famous on the dance floor, but he has a problem: he doesn’t have a partner. He places an ad in…

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UCSB Theater and Dance Dept. production of Bertold Brecht's "The Caucasian Chalk Circle" 5/24/17 UCSB Hatlen Theater

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UCSB’s “The Caucasian Chalk Circle” was big, richly detailed and thoroughly enjoyable. A huge otherworldly set took us from a palace to snowy mountains and back again. The story goes from revolution to marrying a dead man who isn’t, being on the run from regime soldiers and fighting to keep a child you’ve raised,…

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Dance Power

Santa Barbara Dance Institute "Event-of-the-Year" 5/21/17 The Marjorie Luke Theatre

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Founder/director Rosalina Macisco and crew at Santa Barbara Dance Institute put on a spring “Event-of-the-Year” show by the participants in their in-school and after-school programs for elementary school students and teens in the Santa Barbara area. SBDI’s mission is to help children discover their physical and intellectual potential as well as gain an appreciation for art and community – through dance! Discipline, exercise…

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