Jumping all over the place

Vim Vigor Dance Company dancer Martin Durov - DANCEworks Santa Barbara publicity shoot 5/6/16 Lobero Theatre

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As a sneak preview of Shannon Gillen and Vim Vigor Dance Company’s DANCEworks Santa Barbara residency at the Lobero next fall, Shannon and company dancers Laja Field and Martin Durov came to Santa Barbara May 6 & 7 and put on a show! First up was a high-energy publicity photo shoot onstage, and the…

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Fated to drown

UCSB Dept. of Theater & Dance - "Too Much Water" directed by Jenny Mercein and Joyelle Ball 5/4 Performing Arts Theater

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In this new play directed by Jenny Mercein and Joyelle Ball, Ophelia’s ghost appears on the set of a UCSB rehearsal of “Hamlet,” but she has some serious amnesia. She can only remember some of the good things that happened to her, and as the cast guides her through the plot, they discover many connections…

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A little help from some Friends

Santa Barbara Dance Theater - Joshua Beamish's "Salt" 5/4/16 Lobero Theater

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Santa Barbara Dance Theater… and Friends. At the Lobero Theater May 4th. Choreographers Emily Schoen, who last appeared in Santa B with Keigwin + Co., and Joshua Beamish, founder of Vancouver based MOVE: the company, set 2 works on SBDT for this continuation of their 40th season. Schoen’s “A Jointed Affair” was  a…

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Yuja Wang’s sublime side shone

UCSB Arts & Lectures presented Yuja Wang at the Granada Theatre 5/2/16

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At the Granada Theatre a week ago today, this young pianist of uncommon talent, using prodigious technique and impeccable taste, went from subtle and lyrical to exhilarating yet precisely measured, never veering into excess, while keeping you on the edge of your seat. A bravura and very satisfying performance!

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