Fine Arts

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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The Taboo Reimagined: Eric Beltz and The Cave of Treasures

It was hard to miss the poison oak plant sitting in the middle of The Cave of Treasures, but some of the other elements associated with danger in the installation were subtler. The Cave of Treasures, ...
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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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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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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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Must-Watch Spoken Word for Every Relationship Status: Valentine’s Day Edition

When novelists think love, they draft words of wondrous passion onto their notebooks filled with fantasy. When slam poets talk love, sh*t gets real. These artists utter words of desperation or perhaps...
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Cirque Ziva Performs Mind-Bending Stunts at Campbell

One might feel a sense of shame blended with awe when witnessing the Golden Dragon Acrobats contort, bend and balance so seamlessly. The Chinese acrobatic company performed their critically-acclaimed ...
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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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Mother and Daughter Duo Share Dance of India

Dressed in a gown embellished with hundreds of golden bells attached to the ankles, the barefoot dancer extended her hands to the audience as if flipping to the first page of a narrative and articulat...
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MCC Art Exhibit Hosts African Diaspora Images of Zéna Allen

Time and time again, the MultiCultural Center transforms itself into unique spaces for poetry, visual art, music and overall cultural education. At this very second, the ordinarily bare walls of the M...
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Cecco del Caravaggio’s Resurrection: A Tale of Renaissance Art and Enlightenment in the 21st Century

One aspect of university life that is undeniably great, unique and often overlooked is the cultural opportunities afforded to students outside of the seemingly rigid school/party dichotomy. In additio...
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