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Re:Emergence A Dance Festival June 19 7:00 pm
To Celebrate The Return of Live Performance

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Center Stage Theater &
The UCSB Initiative for New & Reimagined Work

a dance festival to celebrate the return of live performance

It is exciting to finally be seeing some bright lights ahead after all these difficult months. We are excited to be welcoming back both performers and audiences and we thought it was a great time to celebrate. 
4 unique line-ups including live and video performances by dancers from Santa Barbara and beyond in a wide variety of dance styles and genres. The Festival will include both live and video performances. The opening night of the festival is a collection of dance films, the following three programs will combine live and video performance.

Thursday 6/17 7pm – an evening of dance films
Robin Bisio Films/Katia Lepore Mrazek A Vanished Day The Errant Sea
HR Moves/Hannah Ruth Brothers Lizard’s Mouth
Wild Beast Dance/Tammy Carrasco Desert Picnic
Victoria Finlayson Out There
Psychopomp Dance Theater/Ryan A. Howard Sylkies             
UCSB Dance Company/Josh Manculich Ride
Mauricio Vera #danzarestless
Psychopomp Dance Theater/Erin White Renewal

Friday 6/18 7 pm – an evening of mixed styles including both film and live performances
HR Moves/Hannah Ruth Brothers Lizard’s Mouth
The Dance Network/Karyn Laver  Time to Start
Avila Joy Edwards Rescue
Isha Ferraz Rhythm Fusion
Victoria Finlayson Out There
Vasily Golovin & Jatila van der Veen Only Hope
Vasily Golovin & Jatila van der Veen The Spanish Prince
Yamini Kalluri Nadamurali Gaana Vilola
Alexandra King Ensemble Pharonic Odyssey
Daisy Mohrman Harvest Moon
Nartan School of Dance Bollywood
Selah Dance Collective/Chloé Roberts Ne Me Quitte Pas
Emily Stratton Culminate

Saturday 6/19 7 pm – an all Gaucho reunion
UCSB Dance Company/Gianna Burright Effort of Hope
UCSB Dance Company/Nancy Colahan There Is No Other . . .
Psychopomp Dance Theater/Shenandoah Harris Whale
Psychopomp Dance Theater/Ryan A. Howard Sylkies
UCSB Dance Company/Josh Manculich Ride
SG Dancers/Whitney Ross At Once
Selah Dance Collective/Meredith Cabaniss Infinite Corridor
UCSB Dance Company/Delila Moseley In Flight and on Film

Sunday 6/20 2pm – Contemporary Perspectives: a mix of hybrid, live and dance film

UCSB Dance Company/Gianna Burright Effort of Hope
Wild Beast Dance/Tammy Carrasco Desert Picnic
UCSB Dance Company/Nancy Colahan There Is No Other . . .
Avila Joy Edwards Rescue
Selah Dance Collective/Amanda Keller Human
Meredith Lyons & Gianna Burright A Study on Seeing and Being Seen
Ashley McQueen Drenched
SG Dancers/Whitney Ross At Once
Emily E. Stratton Culminate

One week after the live festival the performances will be available for a limited run as video-on-demand through the Center Stage website.

At this point we anticipate that the state will be lifting the COVID restrictions on June 15, and so these performances will be at full capacity without social distancing.  We are encouraging everyone to be either vaccinated or have a negative test within 72 hours prior to coming to the theater. Masks will be suggested for those who are not vaccinated, but not required. As we move closer to the June 15th date, if any of the guidelines or restrictions change we will update the website and also send a notice to all ticket buyers.

Our structural COVID mitigation efforts will continue.  We have installed hand sanitizer dispensers throughout the facility, and also added a print at home or digital ticket option.  Most importantly, our HVAC is set to use 100% fresh air from outside, and we have installed the CDC and CAL-OSHA recommended MERV-13 filters.  Our HVAC system provides a complete turnover of the air in the theater 7.35 times and hour, and In addition we have added portable HEPA air purifiers in the dressing rooms, and by the theater lobby door.  The Center Stage staff is all fully vaccinated and has been COVID Compliance Certified.  Our highest priority is the safety of our performers, audience members and staff.  We want everyone to be safe and feel comfortable being at the theater.  If you have any questions or concerns please email us at 805-963-8198, we want to hear what your are thinking and feeling. The situation is continuing to evolve and change and we are making every effort to keep everyone informed of the changes.

Thursday June 17, 7:00 pm
Friday June 18, 7:00 pm
Saturday June 19, 7:00 pm
Sunday June 20, 2:00 pm
Prices per performance:
STUDENTS - $10 single show, $30 full festival
GENERAL - $15 single show, $45 full festival
PATRON - $50 patron single show, $150 full festival
(includes  donation, our deepest gratitude, and a free drink at each show)

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