Fine Arts

‘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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We Remember Them: Honoring the Unlucky Bright Minds of Our Youth

On a terrible May 23rd, in 2014, the UCSB and the Santa Barbara communities suffered greatly at the hands of contorted misfortune. Six students bore the brunt of this onslaught: Katie Cooper, George C...
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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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Demi Anter: A Not-So-Starving Artist

  At 10 after three, a girl wearing a flowing white blouse and silver sunglasses made her appearance at a table in front of the Coffee Collab. Her reddish hair framed her face perfectly, with blu...
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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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Alum Pat Fish Talks Tattoos

The SRB welcomed renowned tattoo artist Pat Fish on the evening of Tuesday, April 7 to talk about her love of tattooing. From her affinity for Celtic designs to the highs and lows of tattoo trends in ...
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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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