fall_arts_prev_leftbar.gifState Street Ballet,
American Legends
Southern California’s sole fully
professional ballet company ushers in a new season with this
showcase of dances celebrating the restlessness and innovation at
the heart of American culture. Sat., Sept. 16, 2 and 8pm and
Sun., Sept. 17, 2pm, Lobero Theatre, 963‑0761 or

Omayra Amaya Flamenco Dance Company,
Santa Barbara’s popular Flamenco Arts Festival
opens this year with the stunning Omayra Amaya, grand-niece of
flamenco dance legend Carmen Amaya. Hers is a new generation of
flamenco — revolutionary in spirit, but still electrifyingly
passionate. Sat., Sept 23, 8pm, Lobero Theatre, 963-0761 or

Israel and Pastora Galván, Dos
Brother and sister Israel and Pastora
Galván, who have pursued distinctly separate careers from one
another, hail from one of flamenco’s most famous families.
Guitarist Alfredo Lagos and company vocalists will join them for
this festival finale. Sat., Sept. 30, 8pm, Lobero Theatre,
963-0761 or lobero.com.

Savion Glover Savion Glover is
considered by many to be the greatest living tap dancer. Expect to
be swept off your feet. Sun., Oct. 1, 8pm, Lobero Theatre,
963-0761 or lobero.com.

Lyon Opera Ballet Under the direction
of Yorgos Loukos, France’s best-traveled ballet company has
developed a repertory of adventurous neoclassical and postmodern
work from the likes of Bill T. Jones, Jirí Kylián, and Philippe
Decouflé. Cutting-edge international choreography meets technically
unrivaled dancing in this superb company. Tue., Oct. 24, 8pm,
UCSB’s Campbell Hall, 893-3535 or

MOMIX, Lunar Sea Known for surreal
works inspired by the human form, MOMIX uses props, mirrors, and
special effects to create beautiful and arresting physical imagery.
Thu., Nov. 2 and Fri., Nov. 3, 8pm, Lobero Theatre, 963-0761 or

Ballet Folklórico de México Founded
more than half a century ago by dancer/choreographer Amalia
Hernández, this company is known for its fantastic sets, lavish
costumes, and captivating music; 75 performers and musicians will
bring their spectacular talents to the Lobero’s intimate stage.
Tue., Nov. 7 and Wed., Nov. 8, 8pm, Lobero Theatre, 963-0761 or


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