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The Vaginas are Coming: Vagina Monologues and HerStories to Hit Campus

From an impressive number of synonyms to a Bermuda Triangle analogy, UCSB’s “The Vagina Monologues and Herstories 2015” covers the vagina in no uncertain terms. Whether you’ve wondered what Th...
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10 things we should all learn to do the dancer way

Studying. Just think how many more people could fit into the library during midterms and finals weeks if we all contorted into little nooks to do our studying! Besides, wouldn’t the library be so mu...
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Wilde’s Play Boasts Superb Characters

“When I am in trouble, eating is the only thing that consoles me,” senior BFA Theater student Adrian Carter said during Friday’s opening night performance of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Be...
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Nrityagram Dance Company Brings Odissi Tradition to Campus

The devastation in Surupa Sen’s face as she danced Khandita was so genuine that Lord Krishna became a palpable onstage presence. Beautifully garbed in white and gold, Sen danced as Rädhä, the love...
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Dances of India Festival Hits Campus: Four Day Event Showcases Classical Dance Styles

In the midst of telling a classical Indian folktale, dancers Shivani Thakkar, Leah Vincent and Joanna Marie Collins called for their favorite groove. Their prayers were answered by the almighty sound ...
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The Nutcracker Principle

As Christmastime draws to a close, so does the annual “Nutcracker” season. For many ballerinas, it is the four-month long period of never-ending Tchaikovsky and footwear malfunctions. For everyone...
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Slip ‘n Slides, Rubber Ducks and Near-Nakedness: Pilobolus Dance Theater Captivates the Granada

As dismayed as I was by the absurd amount of stairs my lazy self had to climb to get to my seat, sitting in the highest section of the Granada Theatre to watch Pilobolus Dance Theatre on Monday, Nov. ...
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Alafia Dance Ensemble Brought Rhythms to Share at the MCC

The first thing I noticed upon entering the MCC Theatre on Friday night, Nov. 14, was the set of percussionist instruments arrayed onstage. The drums themselves were to be expected, for the performers...
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UCSB Alum Talks About Upcoming Show with Pilobolus Dance Theater

Dartmouth College students founded Pilobolus Dance Theatre in 1971. Artistic directors Michael Tracy and Robby Barnett were both part of the original PDT group, along with Jonathen Wolken, who passed ...
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Arlington Theatre Shocked by Batsheva Dance Company’s “Sadeh21”

There was no warning that the show had started. I was sitting in the audience waiting to see the Batsheva Dance Company perform at the Arlington theatre on Tuesday, Nov. 4, admiring the vast sense of ...
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Keep the Party Going: Halloween Dance Moves

Ah, Halloween. The one day a year when cosplayers are the top dogs of the night. What else, apart from a comic-con worthy costume, could you possibly need for Halloween to be the best that it can be? ...
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A Mid-Autumn Midsummer

The course of true love never did run smooth, but the course of Naked Shakes’ fall production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” certainly did. Naked Shakes, in the words of Director Irwin Appel, ...
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