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SBDT: The Ties That Bind – Los Lazos Que Unen
October 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm$22 – $25
Santa Barbara Dance Theater Fall 2023 Season
The Ties That Bind | Los Lazos Que Unen
SBDT is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion by lifting up the creative voices of all artists. This year’s season does just that with work by two guest choreographers of Latine heritage who draw deeply from their personal stories, intersectional identities and unique perspectives.
Miami-based guest choreographer Rosie Herrera, brings a vibrant, poignant and expressive work back with her re-staging and expansion of Querida Herida (2018)—originally commissioned by the Limón Dance Company.
Eric Parra offers a new premiere La Luz | The Light. Drawing on his Colombian heritage and personal family history, Parra utilizes group form to illustrate a rich narrative centered on personal and collective struggle and perseverance.
Artistic Director Brandon Whited will premiere, Miles to Go, a duet that resonates on the ongoing and increasing violence and discrimination endured by the LGBTQ+ community.
Santa Barbara Dance Theater, founded in 1976, is the longest continuously running contemporary dance company in the south coast region and the only resident professional company in the University of California system. SBDT has commissioned choreographic works by Joshua Beamish, Josh Manculich, David Maurice, Stephanie Miracle, Charles Moulten, Andrea Giselle Schermoly, Yusha-Marie Sorzano and others; restaged works by established choreographers José Limon, Remy Charlie, Jane Dudley, Louis Falco, Lucas Hoving, Jennifer Muller and David Parsons; and has premiered works by UCSB faculty members and three previous artistic directors—Alice Condodina (1976-1990), Jerry Pearson (1991-2010) and Christopher Pilafian (2011-2020). The company has performed in New York City and toured internationally in the Czech Republic, Ireland, China and South Korea, and regionally in San Francisco, San Diego and Los Angeles. Under the direction of Brandon Whited (2021-present) the company begins a new chapter; honoring the company’s history and legacy while continuing to engage audiences with forward-thinking and cutting-edge dance performance.