After a year in Vienna, the ADaPT Festival is returning to Santa Barbara for 2013 and bringing with it multiple days of dance and physical theater. In addition to performances from more than 40 artists and companies, the event will include preshow social dances, a site-specific program, master classes, and an artists’ brunch. In keeping with ADaPT’s main goal of uniting emerging genres and artists worldwide, the festival will also have showings in New York and Pasadena, where additional dancers and companies will converge to share ideas and stage performances. If you’re a modern dancer, or simply interested in connecting with forward-thinking artists, this is a weekend you’re not going to want to miss. Friday, July 26, and Saturday, July 27. Call (805) 963-0408 or visit adaptfest.com.
BASSH Fundraiser. At Santa Barbara Dance Center, Saturday, July 6.
Romeria De Verano 2013, presented by A Compás and Linda Vega Dance Studio. At the Marjorie Luke Theatre, Saturday, July 20.
The Lion King, presented by Gustafson Dance. At the Marjorie Luke Theatre, Friday, July 26.
National Dance Day, presented by Santa Barbara Dance Alliance. At various locations, Saturday, July 27.
Old Spanish Days. At various locations, Wednesday, July 31-Sunday, August 4.
Cut the Edge, presented by ArtBark. At the Pescadrome, Friday, August 2, and Saturday, August 3.