David Herrera (UCSC alumnus)
UCSC faculty choreographers, guest choreographers from the Bay Area, and student dancers explore what is fundamental in movement: individuality and change, community and culture, human relationships and natural law. Directed by professor Ted Warburton.
Fri-Sat at 7:00PM and Sundays at 3:00PM
$12 seniors 62+
$12 students w/ ID
"Buy-one, get-one" offer for Sunday, May 26 matinee performance
UCSC special discounts:
UCSC undergrads get 1 free ticket at the UCSC Ticket Office w/ valid ID
UCSC staff, faculty and Alumni Assoc. members w/ ID may purchase up to 2 tickets at the student price in person at the UCSC Ticket Office
Groups of 10 or more: $9 each at UCSC Ticket Office
Tickets available in advance at santacruztickets.com, the UCSC Box Office (831-459-2159), and the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium box office (831-420-5260).
Doors open 30 minutes before curtain
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Program will include:
The Stranger (Part 1) (Herrera)
Inspired by the choreographer's experience growing up poor in Hollywood, California. Performed by the David Herrera Performance Company.
This traditional West African dance embodies athleticism and a graceful beauty flowing with rhythm in which young men and women meet and impress each other with flirtatious dance moves. With live music performed by Mbor Faye, Salif Malima Koné, Meridian Lin Negilski, and Ibrahima Ibou N’gom.
Ice Road (Pearlman)
A tryptic of dances inspired by the extreme cold and stark beauty the choreographer experienced during her recent residency in Northern Europe. Using big physicality, Nordic irony, and Estonian pop music, Pearlman and UCSC dancers explore what it feels like to be alone on the ice road.
Three Bodies (Warburton)
A series of three contemporary dances that explore feelings of longing, connection and isolation as three bodies are flung apart by the same gravitational forces that draw them together. Part of an ongoing arts and astrophysics collaboration to find new "solutions" to the classical astronomical problem that has come to be known as the Pythagorean Three-Body Problem.