Up Close at The Dance Hub 2019
American Dance & Music presents Up Close at the Dance Hub, Sunday, April 28th at 2:00 p.m
American Dance & Music’s (AD&M) free community event, Up Close at The Dance Hub (formerly known as Dance: Up Close and Cultural) has a new home. This inspiring event is for families with children as well as anyone interested in dance, music, and the arts. It will take place at The Dance Hub, located at 22 East Victoria Street in the heart of Santa Barbara’s theater district. In an intimate studio setting, Up Close at The Dance Hub will feature new works by modern dance and belly dance choreographers, including Weslie Ching, Juli Farley, Stephanie Miracle, and Krischana Thompson, director of Aurora Moon and/Tribal Fusion Belly Dance. As a special treat, AD&M’s Music Director/pianist, Eric Valinsky and oboist, Adelle Rodkey will perform Ravel’s Sonatine.
Audience members will be invited onstage and encouraged to participate in fun interactive movement experiences with Dance Hub students: beginner adult ballet with The Dance Hub Artistic Director, Carrie Diamond; ballet for children with instructor, Susan Manchak; and belly dance with Krischana Thompson. There will be a short Q and A with the performers and choreographers at the end of the performance, after which refreshments will be served. This free community event is made possible by the generous support of the City of Santa Barbara, through the Santa Barbara County Office of Arts and Culture, and the Towbes Fund for the Performing Arts.