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UCSB Dance Company presents ‘REBOUND’ | Culture & Leisure

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The UCSB Dance Company offers its season-opening concert, “REBOUND,” at 7 p.m. March 3-4 at the Ballet Studio Theater at UCBS. This is the UCSB Dance Company’s first full performance since March 2020.

Artistic Director Delila Moseley, in line with the University of California’s Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Access directorate, invited a diverse group of choreographers to create or re-stage works about the company.

Guest artist Yusha-Marie Sorzano will draw on her Caribbean heritage to create new contemporary work for the entire company. UCSB alumnus Derion Loman and partner Madison Olandt co-choreographed a Group Autogenics.

Last year, from her living room, faculty member Nancy Colahan choreographed a series of poignant solos that have been reset as pandemic dances. Also in the repertoire, a cover of the exuberant “Mazurkas” by José Limón, reconstituted by professor emeritus Alice Condodina; and “Ride” by Joshua Manculich.

To end the program, Jayne Butler, a graduate of the Department of Theater and Dance and recipient of the Arnhold Award for Professionalism and Generosity of Spirit in 2021, created a dance film featuring the company.

The film explores the unique position dancers experience as members of Generation Z in relation to social and climate issues, using the backdrop of Santa Barbara’s open spaces to artistically support the choreography.

Tickets are $11 for UCSB faculty, staff, alumni and students, seniors, and children; $15 for the general public. Tickets and more information are available at the UCSB Theater and Dance Box Office, by phone at 805-893-2064 and online at www.theaterdance.ucsb.edu.

For all in-person performances, the UCSB Theater and Dance Department is following strict COVID-19 guidelines. To enter any of the venues, members of the public must present proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test taken within the last 72 hours.

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