UCSB DANCE COMPANY

Directed by Delila Moseley

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

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 at (805) 451-0553 or delila1009@earthlink.net

All photos credit Stephen Sherrill.