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Performing Art

Anna Deveare Smith’s One-Woman Show Never Gives Up

There is rarely a performance so powerful and so genuine that within the audience, the dim stage light shows streaming tears all around, both from laughter and sorrow. Anna Deveare Smith’s Never Giv...
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ETC Presents Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

A dingy, dark and overall dreary set has been constructed in the New Vic theatre for the Ensemble Theatre Company’s (E.T.C.) performances of “Sweeney Todd.” This creepy musical of the demon barb...
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Flip Fabrique Comes to Campbell Hall

Flip FabriQue gathered families and students to UCSB ground when they came to perform their hit show “Catch Me” at Campbell Hall on October 11th. The famous circus company, inspired by Cirque du S...
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Anna Deveare Smith To Bring Her ‘Never Givin’ Up’ to Campbell Hall

Many plays need large casts, elaborate scenery and special effects galore to capture attention, but there’s one artist who is able to dazzle audiences with only herself and her words. If you are an ...
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Twyla Tharp’s 50th Anniversary Tour was Incredible Friday Night Fun

It could have been the I.V. vibe, or maybe the Twyla Tharp dance company just can’t help having a party onstage to celebrate their 50th Anniversary. Performed at the Granada Theatre Friday night (Oc...
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‘Spirit of India’ Brings Santa Barbara Closer to Indian Culture

The startling yet welcome sound of children’s laughter mixed with the chuckles of the adult audience members in Campbell Hall at “Spirit of India,” performed by the Bollywood Masala Orchestra an...
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Eddie Pez – Oedipus – Rex in the Park

An excited and chattery crowd collected in Anisq’Oyo’ Park Saturday night for the opening show of Shakespeare in the Park’s version of Oedipus — Commedia dell’Arte style. Junior BFA actress,...
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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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