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Santa Barbara Dance Theater marks its 47th Anniversary Season

with a Fall 2023 season at UCSB's Hatlen Theater. 


SBDT's Fall 2023 Season, The Ties that Bind/Los Lazos que Unen, will feature guest choreographers Rosie Herrera and Eric Parra, and a new work by Artistic Director, Brandon Whited.


Rosie Herrera brings an updated and expanded version of Querida Herida (2018), originally commissioned by the Limón Dance Company.  Eric Parra offers the premiere of a new work, La Luz/The Light based on his family's personal story and Columbian heritage.  Brandon Whited's new piece Miles to Go explores the mental, emotional and physical experience of the ongoing injustices endured by members of the LGBTQ+ community. Both guests joined the SBDT Dancers and Apprentices in September 2023 for an intensive creative residency that interfaced with UCSB Dance Summer Students.   

Shifting the creative development model of the company toward a project-based framework, Brandon is excited to bring in professional dancers from near and far to engage with the UCSB campus and greater Santa Barbara arts community.  Featured dancers this season are Nicole Powell (Carpinteria, CA), Paige Amicon (Los Angeles, CA), Calder White (Vancouver, BC Canada), UCSB Dance Alum, Derion Loman (Los Angeles, CA), and recent UCSB Dance graduate Dalya Modlin (Orange County, CA) - with apprentice-understudies Riley Haley, Tiersha Lin, Sky Pasqual, Gabi Smith and Chloe Swoiskin.

Performances run October 18 – 22, 2023.                                        visit for more information.

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