Dance: Up Close and Cultural 2013

May 19, 2013 2:00 pm

Carillo Recreation Center

AD&M’s third free community event was held at the Carrillo Recreation Center in Santa Barbara. Repertory danced by the AD&M Performance Group included Jumble, a new work by AD&M director Carrie Diamond, in which Carrie made her Santa Barbara dance debut coming out of retirement after 20 years! Also featured are Spanish classical and flamenco dancer, Mari Sandoval, and Afro-Brazilian dancer Rachel Hernandez.

This event was 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.


Carrie Diamond, Artistic Director
Eric Valinsky, Music Director

Carrie Diamond
Rachel Hernandez
Sally Schuiling
Megan Stanek
Jekyns Pelaez

With Guest Artists Mari Sandoval and
Rachel Hernandez and Company

The Program


Modern Dance Class Demonstration

Susan Alexander and students from her
Wednesday and Friday morning classes

Moving To Learn

With Kindergarten Students from Cleveland Elementary School
Instructors: Jessica Hambright and Carrie Diamond
  1. African Dance

    Choreography: Lila Dodge
    Music from Burkina Faso

  2. Soaring, the Wind, and a Jungle

    Structured improvisation by Jessica Hambright
    Music by Eric Valinsky


“Winter,” excerpt from Wisperfal (2010)

Choreography: Carrie Diamond
Costumes: Christina McCarthy
Music: Eric Valinsky, after Vivaldi’s Op. 8 #1-4 (The Four Seasons)

Performed by the composer
Jekyns Pelaez, Sally Schuiling, Megan Stanek

Haringduet (2010)

Choreography: Carrie Diamond
Music: Three Inventions by Daniel Levitan
Rachel Hernandez, Jekyns Pelaez

Jumble (world premiere)

Dedicated to Nikolas and Francesca
Choreography: Carrie Diamond
Music: Eric Valinsky, played by the composer
Costumes: Anaya Cullen
Sally Schuiling, Megan Stanek
Carrie Diamond


Capriccio Espagnol

Mari Sandoval
Choreography: Inesita
Music: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Afro-Brazilian Dance

Rachel Hernandez and Company
Laureen Adams-Lateef, Sheridan Enomoto, Rosalba Gama
Cece Gomez, Jackie Harrison, Melissa Velarde
Musicians: Philip Hernandez, Dana Maman, and Eric Valinsky

Questions and Answers

Samba Reggae

Rachel Hernandez
The audience is invited to participate




Jumble — World Premiere