NYC, APAP conference. 1999. Joyce Theatre lobby. Doug Elkins’ eyes twinkled as I told him that I could not find a choreographer whose work I liked enough to bring to the SUMMERDANCE Santa Barbara festival.
“You have to kiss a lot of frogs before you can find your prince,” he knowingly told me.
I’m happy to emerge from winter hibernation to update everyone on our plans to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of DANCEworks. We’ve been working away behind the scenes to decide the best way to celebrate the special occasion. Now it’s official. Our artist in residence this year will be the irrepressible Doug Elkins. He visited with me […]
Dianne Vapnek Receives the Santa Barbara Independent’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Dance In 1997, on a warm summer morning in downtown Santa Barbara, Dianne Vapnek threw open the doors of a tucked-away studio and ushered in a new dance festival the likes of which the city had never experienced. Her formula for the […]
It’s not a hidden secret that we are living at a time when support for the arts is not a given. Nor is it a hidden secret that many of us do not like having to ask others for money. Myself included. But, my passion for dance overrides my dislike of making such a […]
It’s the first of August. Our working DANCEworks team assembled this morning around a large conference table at the Lobero Theatre, to dot the i’s and cross the t’s on our upcoming 2016 DANCEworks season. After eight years of planning DANCEworks residencies, we’ve got it together, if I do say so myself! Schedule […]
The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions – the little, soon forgotten charities of a kiss or a smile, a kind look or heartfelt compliment. Samuel Taylor Coleridge A few days ago, one of Adam Barruch’s dancers paid me one of the BEST compliments I’ve ever received. “You’ve created the perfect residency […]