Eighteen dancers. Four weeks. Two innovative new works set against the backdrop of Santa Barbara's historical Alhecama Theatre.
Utilizing the creative resources of a city bursting with inspirational terroir, students of the Santa Barbara Centre for Aerial Dance's Summer Performance Pedagogy will present two fresh new works reflecting their intimate relationships with one another, and the bountiful city they call home.
After participating in a series of artist talks, field visits, master classes, and studio labs, the dancers have joined together on a collective journey from inspiration to execution, creating poignant work that will stir your sensibilities and captivate your heart.
Don't miss this opportunity to see Santa Barbara's young and vibrant artists share their latest exploration of flight-bound dance that moves beyond the perceived, drifting above the ethereal.
Admission includes a pre-performance cocktail reception in the theatre's outdoor courtyard, and a post-performance discussion with the artists.
Weaving a vibrant tapestry of contemporary movement and aerial dance, The Paloma Project returns to New York to create a site-specific, multidisciplinary dance works that enmeshes ancient traditions with avant-garde sensibilities.
Reflecting the intimate relationship between a dancer and her environment, and set against a pulsating musical composition of strings and percussion, the audience is guided along a multi-sensorial journey of visual storytelling, with complimenting tasting interludes over the course of a two-hour evening.
Using flight as a metaphor for the human condition, director Ninette Paloma draws local and international artists together to explore the interconnections of floor to air dancing. Exploring the concepts of human desensitization, primordial instincts, and the female archetype in all of its contradictory glory, Elemental You will draw you in and captivate your sensibilities.
Admission includes cocktails and canapes. Only two performances!