UCSB Theater And Dance presents the new season of the dance company!

The Department of Theater and Dance will present UCBS Dance Company’s REBOUND concert in person on March 3 and 4 at the Studio Théâtre!

This is the UCSB Dance Company’s first full performance since March 2020 and the company is bouncing back with passion and verve. Artistic Director Delila Moseley, in line with the University of California’s Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Access directorate, invited a diverse group of choreographers to create or re-stage works about the company.

The Department of Theater and Dance presents the performance of REBOUND by the UCSB Dance Company. The UCSB Dance Company performs its season-opening concert, REBOUND, March 3-4 at 7 p.m. at the Ballet Studio Theater at UCBS. This is the UCSB Dance Company’s first full performance since March 2020 and the company is bouncing back with passion and verve. Artistic Director Delila Moseley, in line with the University of California’s Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Access directorate, invited a diverse group of choreographers to create or re-stage works about the company.

Guest artist Yusha Marie Sorzano will draw on his Caribbean heritage to create new contemporary work for the entire company. UCSB alumnus Derion Loman and partner Madison Olandt co-choreographed a spellbinding Group Autogenics. Last year, from her living room, faculty member Nancy Colahan choreographed a series of poignant solos that have been reset as pandemic dances. The repertoire will also include a re-staging of José Limón’s exuberant Mazurkas, reconstructed by Emeritus Professor Alice Condodina, and Joshua Manculich’s Ride, a “spellbinding and intense” short work.

Rounding out the program, Jayne Butler, a graduate of the Department of Theater and Dance and recipient of the 2021 Arnhold Award for Professionalism and Generosity of Spirit, created a dance film featuring the company. The film explores the unique position that dancers occupy as members of Generation Z in relation to social and climate issues, using the unmistakable backdrop of Santa Barbara’s open spaces to artistically support the choreography.

Join UCSB Dance Company in person at the Ballet Studio for the first time in two years. For all in-person performances, UCSB’s Theater and Dance Department is following strict COVID-19 guidelines, so to enter any of the venues, audience members must show proof of vaccination or a test. Negative PCR performed within the last 72 hours. More information and tickets are available at the UCSB Theater and Dance Box Office, by phone at (805) 893 – 2064 and online at www.theatredance.ucsb.edu.

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