Review: ‘Green Grow the Lilacs’ at Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum

July 20, 2015 | By | Category: Theater and Dance, Uncategorized

As part of their “Americana” series of productions this summer, Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum is offering up Green Grow the Lilacs, a 1931 play by Lynn Riggs that, while rarely performed itself, was the inspiration for the mega-hit musical Oklahoma!. If you like old-timey songs, plainspoken country folk and homespun charms, this ode to America […]

Martha Graham Dance Company Storms Into the Valley Performing Arts Center

April 16, 2015 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Though it was quite a few decades ago when the legendary pioneering dancer/choreographer Martha Graham spent a part of her teenage years in Santa Barbara, her still-operating New York City-based dance company is visiting the Southland this weekend. Presenting only one performance at the Valley Performing Arts Center on the campus of California State University, […]

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and SITI Move Into UCLA

March 1, 2015 | By | Category: Uncategorized

One hundred two years ago, Russian composer Igor Stravinsky premiered his groundbreaking and controversial score to the Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes performance of choreography by Vaslav Nijinsky, “Le Sacre du Printemps” (Rite of Spring). Since that revolutionary event, the very same aural composition has inspired other artists to interpret the work in a myriad of […]