Tag archives: Summerdance

A Dance Ode to West Side Story
By Steven Libowitz   |   September 5, 2019

Imagine West Side Story without the West Side. Or the story. Any story. That’s the premise taken on by choreographer Doug Varone, a longtime favorite of SUMMERDANCE Santa Barbara/Santa Barbara DANCEworks, long-running annual residency series at the Lobero that comes to a close this week after two decades with this weekend’s debut performances of Somewhere. […]

Fancy Footwork
By Richard Mineards   |   September 6, 2018

DANCEworks, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary at the Lobero, wraps its month-long residency with New York choreographer Doug Elkins and a heavenly host of past alumni this weekend (September 7-8). Final rehearsals, open to the public, took place last week, part of the innovative collaboration between Dianne Vapnek‘s SUMMERDANCE Santa Barbara and the Lobero […]