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Clair-Obscur

Nebula Dance Lab's professional dancers perform world-premiere choreography combined with captivating multimedia and lighting elements.

When: Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, 8 p.m.

Where: Center Stage Theater, 751 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara

Cost: $13 - $18

Age limit: Not available

Categories: Dance performance

Description:

Clair-Obscur features Emily Wheeler’s world premiere new work, “Take the Bull by the Horns,” and choreographer Erin Martinez’s multimedia world premiere of “The Singing Bones.” Incorporating the talents of Nebula Dance Lab’s professional dancers, exhilarating costumes, and multimedia elements it is sure to be a captivating and compelling show.

Performed by Nebula company dancers Weslie Ching, Kaita LePore, Lindsey Slavik, Michelle Lynch, Sarah Shouse, Emily Wheeler, and Erin Martinez. Lighting Designer: Andrew Schmedake.

“Take the Bull by the Horns,” choreographed by Emily Wheeler, is an exploration of the psychological journey towards personal acceptance. Through investigating our negative habits and thought patterns, and really looking at our perceptions and expectations of ourselves, we may be able to let go of tired ideals and see ourselves plainly for who we really are. One hopes that by facing the truth of self head on, we may find acceptance of who and what we are in the present moment.

“The Singing Bones,” choreographed by Erin Martinez, is a new adaptation of “The Two Sisters,” a traditional murder ballad that recounts the tale of a girl drowned by her sister. It is first known to have appeared on a broadside in 1656 as “The Miller and the King’s Daughter.” “The Singing Bones” is a blend of drastically fast and articulate choreography, dark, stylistic video projection, a haunting electro-folk-acoustic score, and live shadow theater. This contemporary folklore is wonderfully bone-chilling and emotionally hard hitting.

*Contains brief nudity. Tickets: $18 general, $13 students with I.D. This project is funded in part by the Community Arts grant program, using funds provided by the City of S.B. in partnership with the S.B. County Arts Commission.

Phone: 805-963-0408

Event posted Jan. 18, 2012
Last updated Jan. 18, 2012

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