UCSB DANCE COMPANY

 

Directed by Delila Moseley

In residence, Department of Theater and Dance, University of California, Santa Barbara

Celebrate our 30th Anniversary and 10th European Tour!

As Artistic Director of the UCSB Dance Company, I am thrilled to invite you to join us for the 30th anniversary celebration of the company and the 10th anniversary of our annual tour to Europe.

The UCSB Dance Company will premiere the first repertory concert of the season on Thursday, February 27 and Friday, February 28 at 8PM in the HSSB Ballet Studio Theater at UCSB. This evening of choreography offers a wide spectrum of contemporary dance: two new works commissioned for the company, and  three premieres on the company, including an historically significant work by José Limón, Missa Brevis.

On Friday February 28, the performance will be followed by a reception honoring the company alumni, our 30-year history and all of those who have made this work possible.

I look forward to meeting you and introducing you to our dancers, choreographers and faculty.

Delila Moseley, Artistic Director

UCSB Dance Company

To purchase tickets for the performance and reception on February 28, 8pm

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To support the company with a gift!

Read an article featured on the UCSB Humanties and Fine Arts website.

Below are links to archives offering more information about dancers, choreographers, and donors. These individuals have made 30 years of extraordinary dance performances and touring possible:

Company Alumni 1990 - 2020

Company  Repertoire 1990-2020

Company Donors 1990 - 2020

Company European Tours 2011 - 2020

 

THE DANCERS

         Versatile, vibrant, passionate

         Ambassadors of American modern dance 

THE CHOREOGRAPHERS AND DANCERS 2019/2020

Choreographers

Ephrat Asherie

Nancy Colahan

José Limón

Christina McCarthy

Brandon Whited

Dancers

Zane Atkinson

Sergio Barrientos

Chandler Basconcillo

Guillermo Castro

Lihong Chan

Lexi Cipriano

Wes Dameron

Joyceline Fekete

Lilian Gonzalez

Kacey Hsu

Alex Kmak

Colson Lynn

Rebecca Oczkus

Whitney Ross

Gina Schemenauer

Mason Teichert

THE COMPANY

The UCSB Dance Company 2019-2020 is an 16 member student dance company under the direction of Delila Moseley. Now in its 30th year, the company offers graduating senior dance majors the opportunity to perform and travel as a pre-professional dance company. The company performs at the University, in downtown Santa Barbara, on tour in California and other western states, and has toured internationally, twice to China, and toured Europe each year since 2011. This year the tour will expand to include Norway, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, and Italy. The UCSB Dance Company presents lecture-demonstrations in elementary schools, high schools, and community colleges as well as repertory concerts in theatrical venues. Each year the company features works by guest choreographers, from reconstructions of classic works of modern dance, to cutting edge contemporary choreography.

THE INTERNATIONAL TOUR

Touring dates available April 14 – May 4, 2020

The UCSB Dance Company celebrate its 10th anniversary tour to Europe in the spring of 2020 to perform an exciting new repertory. The tour includes twelve performances in six countries – Norway, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, and Italy. Choreographic works include a restaging of the iconic “Missa Brevis” by José Limón, new works by Brandon Whited, Nancy Colahan, and Christina McCarthy, faculty members in the Department of Theater and Dance. Ephrat Asherie of New York City will create a new work on the company during her residency at UCSB in February. The company performs an exciting evening of dance – sixteen young dancers in intriguing and breathtaking choreographies.

The company is also available for workshops, master classes, and seminars in various forms of contemporary dance. Alice Condodina, Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Limón Master Dance Artist, is available for Lectures and Conferences on American Choreographer José Limón, and offers courses in Performance Techniques for student dancers. Brandon Whited, Assistant Professor in the Department of Theater and Dance, will offer Partnering and Improvisation master classes.

PAST INTERNATIONAL TOURS

The Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.

Mexico - 3 tours

China, 2008 & 2009 with Santa Barbara Dance Theater

Europe 2011-2019:

Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Malta, Spain, Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Prague, London

THE PRESS

Santa Barbara Independent review of Trajectory by Elizabeth Schwyzer, 2013

            “fully professional”

            “focused, assured, and fully immersed in the essence of the work’

            “powerful evening of dance”

            “ecstatic heights”

Santa Barbara Independent review of the UCSB Dance Company at Center Stage Theater by Elizabeth Schwyzer, 2013

Noozhawk review of Trajectory by Justine Sutton, 2013

            “talented”

            “stamina is considerable and impressive”

            “strong and varied program”

            “excellent work”

Noozhawk review of Unbound Confessions by Gerald Carpenter, 2012

MEDIA

CONTACT

For more information about the UCSB Dance Company, please contact Delila Moseley, delila1009@earthlink.net

All photos credit Stephen Sherrill.