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Azeem X Underbelly live at the Batcave

On May 16, United Kingdom citizen Damon Poole shared a Facebook event page in jest titled “Azeem’s Senior Flute Recital.” True to the haphazard nature by which viral Internet trends begin, Poole...
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Senior Dancers Close Out 2015

Thursday night was the last time UCSB’s senior dance majors performed as students of the Theater and Dance Department. Sophomore B.F.A. dance major Rachel Epling arrived fully prepared for the momen...
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Urban Dance Company Holds Swaggy Dance Showcase

On Saturday, May 9th, Urban Dance Company hosted their first annual showcase in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, where the company, along with several guest groups, delivered some swaggy hip hop dances. Th...
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‘Bloody Poetry:’ Punk, Poetry and Eccentricity

Not exactly the headline you were expecting, was it?  And we weren’t either; “Blood Poetry” takes an unexpected angle and turns its characters into anachronisms: Percy and Mary Shelley, Lord Ge...
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UCSB’s Undergraduate Directors Present Dark and Comedic One Acts

After seeing the undergraduate-directed One Acts of this spring quarter, you will never be able to un-hear the woeful tuba rendition of “Hot Cross Buns” played by Madison Scarbrough, a junior in t...
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Edgar Zendejas’s Common Ground Premieres at the Granada

  Last Saturday, the combined efforts of State Street Ballet, Santa Barbara Dance Theater and Eisenhower Dance culminated at the Granada Theatre to create beautiful performance, Common Ground. Ea...
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An Evening with Anna Halprin

On Monday, April 27, Campbell Hall filled with students to see the movie “Breath Made Visible.” The 82-minute film covered the career of modern dancer Anna Halprin and showed how dance can be appl...
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Woyzeck: A Good Musical Like This is Hard to Find

The original version of Georg Büchner’s tragi-comedy Woyzeck was left unfinished on account of the author’s untimely death. And thus, for the past century and a half, the play has been molded in ...
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PASU Presents: A Taste of Africa

The bass of West and East African boomed throughout the MultiCultural Center Friday, April 17 as UCSB’s black community flooded into the building to celebrate African culture. At the sixth annual Af...
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Soul Particles: Redefining Dance

It is fundamentally known that art will either disturb the unsettling, untouched crannies of your brain or evoke comforting familiarities known only to the individual. Using the medium of dance to tri...
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Live from the Batcave: Alex Bocknek

Kindling the cloudy, energetic and electronic dance music scene, gloving was gifted upon this music-fueled world in a conspicuously suggestive manner. Riveting and beautifully choreographed, dancers...
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Joffrey Ballet Continues to Amaze in Santa Barbara

After an agonizing separation of three years, the Joffrey Ballet returned to Santa Barbara on Tuesday, March 10 to perform three pieces of recent repertoire. Founded 1956 by Robert Joffrey in New York...
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Shirley Jo Finney and UCSB students bring In the Red and Brown Water to Life

“In the Red and Brown Water,” directed by Shirley Jo Finney, opened this past weekend in the Hatlen Theater. The play is chronologically the first of Tarell Alvin McCraney’s ”Brother/Sister Pl...
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“Top Model’s” Miss J Sashays into RCSGD’s Fashion Show

A unison choir of “yassssssss” burst from the audience in Corwin Pavilion last Thursday, Feb. 26, when a tall, dark and powerful figure appeared on the runway. The famous legs strutted down the ca...
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BSU Presents Black Hxstory Month Block Party

Usually, it’s too cold to function if the weather is anything less than 60 degrees in Santa Barbara. But, in spite of Friday, Feb. 27’s chilling temperature, more than 200 people came out to I.V....
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