Dance: Up Close and Cultural 2008

October 25, 2009 2:00 pm

Carillo Recreation Center

AD&M’s first free public workshop was held at the Carrillo Recreation Center in Santa Barbara. Performances included Lizabeth Skalski’s Midnight Tangle, two excerpts from Brian Carey Chung’s Ah, Love! Let Us Be True to One Another, a variation from Fokine’s Les Sylphides, an early work by Carrie Diamond, Eight Miniatures set to Stravinsky, and two Afro-Brazilian dances performed by Rachel Hernandez. Workshops included a dance demonstration by company dancers, a children’s workshop, and an Afro-Brazilian class for all ages.

This event was made possible with the support of the Carrillo Recreation Center and is funded in part by the Organizational Development Grant Program using Funds provided by the City of Santa Barbara in partnership with the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission.

The Company

Carlos Fittante
Felicia Guzman
Rachel Mann
Robin Gilbert
Rachel Kaltenbach
Christina Sanchez
with Kayla Holford, student dancer

Eric Valinsky, piano
Philip Hernandez, drummer

Artistic Staff:
Carrie Diamond, founder and artistic director
Carlos Fittante, associate director
Eric Valinsky, music director

The Program

Concerto Allegro (excerpt)

Choreography: Carrie Diamond
Music: Sergei Prokofiev
Costume design: Jana Rosenblatt
Costume reconstruction: Claudia Oroña

Carlos Fittante, Robin Gilbert, Felicia Guzman, Rachel Mann


Choreography: Brian Carey Chung
Music: Maurice Ravel

Christina Sanchez
Piano: Eric Valinsky

Teruna Jaya

(Traditional Balinese solo, excerpt)

Music: performed by the Semara Ratih gamelan from Ubud, Bali

Carlos Fittante

Terra Incognita (excerpt)

Choreography: Carrie Diamond
Music: Frederick Chopin
Costumes: Ann Bruice

Felicia Guzman, Rachel Mann
Piano: Eric Valinsky

Wayang Blues

(excerpt: “Hold Back the Tears” )

Choreography: Carlos Fittante
Music: Songs sung by Etta James
Costumes: Robin Gilbert

Robin Gilbert, Carlos Fittante

I. Iemanja

Goddess of the ocean, Mother of all living things

II. Contemporary Afro-Brazilian Dance

Choreography: Rachel Kaltenbach

Rachel Kaltenbach with Kaila Holford, student dancer
Musicians: Philip Hernandez and Eric Valinsky

Wayang Blues

(excerpt: “Tomorrow Night ” )

Robin Gilbert, Carlos Fittante


Choreography: Benjamin Harkarvy
Music: Maurice Ravel
Costumes: Jana Rosenblatt

Carlos Fittante, Robin Gilbert, Rachel Kaltenbach, Rachel Mann

* Please join us for refreshments following the program. *