Nebula Dance Lab

Thank you for your Support in 2016, and cheers to an amazing 2017!

We did it! We pulled off another successful year with season six; Dance, Dream, Believe... and your generous support allowed us to share our work throughout the community. It’s because of YOU we continue our programming strong into 2017, so please consider us in your year-end giving by DONATING HERE NOW.

We did some amazing work this year, and we are especially proud of a few big productions we were able to execute because of you!   Here are a few highlights:  

HHII Dance Festival  

This incredible festival produced 30 dance works by 20 companies with over 100+ artists from across the United States and Internationally, and featured diverse works showcasing modern, flamenco, performance art/modern, contemporary ballet, tap and more! More than 300 came to view the three day event, which was sponsored by Strategic Incentives, Heritage Oaks Bank, and Center Pointe Pilates. Curation has begun for 2017 February 17-19th with a free reception kickoff February 16th highlighting Dance Education & Youth.

Photo Credit: Paul Miyake

The Inquisitor & Other Works- One Night Only, The Lobero Theatre

The acclaimed ‘Inquisitor’ back on stage for one night only, created in 2015 by NDL company, inspired by The Three Questions by Leo Tolstoy, “The company’s centerpiece offering, “The Inquisitor,” had all of the whimsy and charm of an anecdotal fable, with live musical accompaniment and luscious backdrops framing each idiosyncratic character through their enduring quest for the answers to life. The residual spirit of the 600 schoolchildren who had filled the theater earlier that afternoon reminded me of dance theater’s lasting ability to captivate the singular joy of storytelling, observing movement through the looking glass of youthful delight.” Ninette Paloma, The Independent.

Additionally, this one night only performance featured “The first of Nebula Dance Lab’s triptych at the Lobero Theatre, Emily Tatomer’s “Matter Out of Place — Spitting Dirt” set the tone for what was to be a thoughtfully curated body of work for the company’s sixth season. The evening flowed seamlessly with “Rogue Planets,” Meredith Cabaniss’s quietly methodical vision of four individuals on the precipice of enlightenment.” Review by The Independent, Ninette Paloma 

Photo Credit: [poster] Devyn Duex, Graphic design by Meredith Cabaniss, Weslie Ching, [2nd image] Rogue Planets, photo by Heather Shea 

The Inquisitor – Kid’s Matinee Program 'expanded to two shows 1200 students' 

In partnership with The Lobero Theatre, the kids matinee program was expanded to offer twice as many students invitations to the production; November 2nd and November 3rd at 10am. The houses were packed, not an open seat to be found!

Nebula successfully performed The Inquisitor for 1200 K-8 students, chaperones, and teachers with the generous support of The Lobero Theatre Fund, Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation, CAPCommunity Foundation, Community Arts Grant, Strategic Incentives and several business & individual sponsors.

Our programming for this production provided priority to Title I schools and included attendance by Adelante Charter, Adams School, Santa Barbara Charter, Peabody Charter, Brandon School, Monte Vista, Hope Elementary, Foothill Elementary, Vieja Valley, and Garden Street Academy.

It also included a teacher pre-show worksheet, parent/student prep packet, and post-show worksheet/project. As a testament to our impact to area schools, we learned that more than half of the student audience had never been to a theater before, with many students never having seen a dance production before. How great to be able to enrich the lives of so many children!

Photo Credit: Kathee Miller & Samantha Dei Rossi

Again, Thank You For Your Continued Support, And We Hope You’ll Consider Nebula Dance Lab As Part Of Your Year-End Gifting by DONATING HERE. We look forward to seeing you in 2017!

To you and yours, Happy Holidays!  

Devyn Duex, MBA

Founder and Artistic Director
Nebula Dance Lab

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