Spring Dance Concert

Event Date: 

Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 8:00pm to Friday, April 12, 2013 - 8:00pm
Saturday, April 13, 2013 - 2:00pm

Event Location: 

  • Hatlen Theater

Event Price: 

$17 General Admission

$13 Students, Seniors, UCSB Faculty/Staff/Alumni



The Department of Theater and Dance presents its annual spring dance concert, a diverse program featuring choreographic works created by advanced senior dance majors and faculty choreographers.

This year’s Spring Dance Concert will include two works by guest choreographers set on our Student Company. The first work, a new piece titled “This is the Way it Ended” by Alexandra Beller was created specifically for the Company. The second piece the Student Company is performing, “Songs for Chile,” is a modern dance masterwork from former José Limón dancer, Lucas Hoving. Two Professor Emeriti from UC Santa Barbara, Alice Condodina and Tonia Shimin have reconstructed the dance and share an intimate connection with the piece - having performed together in the original cast in 1981.

Also included in the program are five new dances choreographed by senior Bachelors of Fine Arts (BFA) students, Wilson Vu, Kate Lyons, Kasey Burgunder, Heather Mignon Cross, and Dakota Bailey.


Left Undone

Choreography: Kasey Burgunder


of the many adventures

Choreography: Dakota Bailey


Breach of the Descendants

Choreography: Heather Mignon Cross


This is where it ended (2014) 

Choreography: Alexandra Beller and the dancers


she always does this 

Choreography: Kate Lyons


Ad astra* “Live simple so others can simply live”

Choreography: Wilson Vu

*Latin for “To the stars”


Songs for Chile (1981)

Choreography: Lucas Hoving

Direction: Alice Condodina

Reconstruction by: Alice Condodina, Tonia Shimin, Delila Moseley

The reconstruction of Songs for Chile commemorates the courage of the Chilean people during their endurance of the military takeover forty years ago.

[This production is not targeted to children.]

For administrative purposes, online ticket sales for the Spring Dance Concert closes at noon on the day of the performance. To purchase tickets please call the Box Office at 805.893.2064 between the hours of 10:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.

Photo Credit: Stephen Sherrill
Photo Credit: Stephen Sherrill

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