Nebula Dance Lab presents “HUMANITY,” 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, at the Lobero Theatre. Inspired by the short story “The Child’s Story” by Charles Dickens, HUMANITY is an exploration of living one’s truth, being present, and celebrating our differences.

Choreography is by Chloe Roberts, under the direction of Devyn Duex, with special guest performances. Nebula’s newest evening-length adaptation follows the journey of the main character through New York City and its various thematic neighborhoods, illustrated through a diverse palette of dance, music and multi-media.

Nebula Dance Lab was founded in 2010 under the artistic direction of Duex to provide an incubator for creative art in motion, allowing the professional company of artists in modern and contemporary dance the opportunity to experiment, push boundaries, and create new language in dance through physical exploration.

Nebula has garnered the industry attention, showcasing its work from intimate venues to large theaters, outreach, to concerts in the U.S. and internationally.

The outreach program provides performances/movement workshops and a Student Matinee Program at The Lobero, busing in students for a live theater experience, thanks to a partnership with The Lobero Fund, Santa Barbara Education Foundation, CAPTRUST Community Foundation, Towbes Performing Arts Fund, CA Arts Council, Ann Jackson Family Foundation, and Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation.

As part of Nebula’s Student Matinee Program, in partnership with the Lobero Theatre, Leni Fe Bland Foundation, and VAPA Arts coordinator, HUMANITY will be shown to more than 2,400 students in-person and via livestream.

As a producer, Nebula launched the Indy Award Winning festival, HHII Dance Festival, in 2015, showcasing some 30 works across three unique shows, highlighting performances by 20 companies and 100-plus artists from across the U.S.

HHII Dance Festival expanded in 2016 to include international artists, an opportunity for the community to view a broad range of professional dance works, all under one roof, over a three-day festival format.

The festival has continued to expand, including the launch of the Opening Night program in 2017 featuring the Apogee Awards, honoring excellence in dance education and highlighting youth and pre-professional performances during a night of celebration; Mix & Mingle in 2018, offering a pre-party, music and video projection, a live performance, and a post-party; free public performances at Paseo Nuevo in 2019; and going 100% virtual with talent worldwide in 2020. HHII will be back live in March 2022.
Tickets for “HUMANITY” are on sale now at and at the Lobero Box Office 805-963-0761. VIP tickets are $56, Section A tickets are $46, Section B tickets $41, students/seniors with ID $26. Ticket prices include a per ticket Lobero Facility Fee; other fees may also apply.

Patrons of all ages, including children ages 12 and younger, who plan to attend an event at the Lobero Theatre, must show proof of being fully vaccinated, or supply a negative COVID-19 test result (taken within 72 hours prior to each event), along with an official photo ID, before entering the venue. Masks are required indoors, regardless of vaccination status. Lobero staff and ushers are fully vaccinated.