Dance Previews

‘The Nutcracker’ Takes the Stage

State Street Ballet brings Tchaikovsky’s classic to the Granada Read story.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Nebula Dance Lab Presents ‘Helix’

The evening-length program features contributions by several area companies. Read story.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Two French Hip-Hop Companies Make Their Santa Barbara Debut

UCSB’s Arts and Lectures presents Company Wang Ramirez and Compagnie Käfig. Read story.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Christina Sanchez Dance and Nectar

Two area dance presenters trade in mystique for insight. Read story.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

State Street Ballet Presents ‘Chaplin’

Evening-length bio ballet is the work of three choreographers. Read story.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Mark Morris’s ‘Pepperland’

Acclaimed choreographer celebrates 50 years of ‘Sgt. Pepper.’ Read story.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Robin Bisio and Ethan Turpin’s ‘Entangled Waters’

This multimedia art installation will be projected onto the curves of the Santa Barbara County Courthouse. Read story.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Santa Barbara Dance Arts Presents Its Annual Showcase

The event is a fully produced evening of selected works that reflect the talent and passion of SBDA’s student dancers and choreographers, ages 11–18. Read story.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Choreographer Johan Inger Reimagines ‘Carmen’

Spain’s National Dance Company to perform two nights at the Granada. Read story.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Chinese New Year Festival

Sino West celebrates the Year of the Dog with dancing and storytelling. Read story.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Accrorap and Cirque Éloize Come to the Granada

UCSB Arts & Lectures presents two dance companies that pay homage to the American Dream. Read story.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

S.B. Dance Theater’s New Works for Winter

Four female choreographers have been commissioned, all having carved out a reputation for unapologetic grit and grace within the world of contemporary dance. Read story.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Monica Bill Barnes’s West Coast Project

Famed choreographer takes up residency at UCSB. Read story.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

A Look at ‘Through the Looking Glass’

Nebula Dance Lab kicks off its 2017 season with an homage to ‘Alice in Wonderland.’ Read story.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

‘Thriller’ 2017 Flash Mobs

World Dance for Humanity presents Michael Jackson classic. Read story.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
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