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STELLAR DANCE FESTIVAL OUTSHINES RAIN

"When the forces of nature tore into the city with a weekend of torrential rainstorms, Santa Barbara dance lovers waded through town with matching ferocity to witness this year’s stellar lineup at the HH11 Dance Festival, filing into Center Stage Theater February 16-19 for four days of performances from more than 200 dancers across the states and overseas."

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- Ninette Paloma
The Santa Barbara Independent
February 23rd, 2017


HHII DANCE FESTIVAL- Nebula Dance Lab Presents Nearly 40 Works from Around the Globe

“I think we’re in the midst of a really historical time, where the arts have a unique opportunity to offer levity and hope and inspiration at a time of uncertainty.” Devyn Duex

"With 27 dance companies hailing from cities across the country, as well as Canada and Europe, the 2017 program will showcase nearly 40 works in a wide range of styles including contemporary, tap, ballet, jazz, classic Indian, hip-hop, and dance film."

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- Ninette Paloma
The Santa Barbara Independent
February 16th, 2017

IN STEP FRONT AND CENTER

"More than 200 dancers and choreographers...[festival] has taken on even greater meaning this year, in our polarizing political times. 'Dance and arts are so important as a way to reflect back what goes on in our lives. The artists can express opinions, capture history, tell stories, and maybe bring some levity.'" 

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- Steven Libowitz
Montecito Journal
February 16th-23rd, 2017

NEBULA DANCE LAB AT THE LOBERO

"Thoughtfully Curated Triptych Captivated Joy of Storytelling."  

"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." 

"“Rogue Planets,” Meredith Cabaniss’s quietly methodical vision of four individuals on the precipice of enlightenment."

"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."

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- Ninette Paloma
The Santa Barbara Independent
November 9th, 2016


NEBULA DANCE LAB PRESENTS FREE KIDS MATINEE

“Performance art programming such as Nebula’s dances have a tangible and measurable impact on the lives of our youth,” said Kai Tepper, Education Outreach Program Manager for the Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation, a sponsor of the Nebula Kids Matinee Program in partnership with the Lobero Fund, Santa Barbara Community Arts Grant, AMP, and Strategic Incentives.

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- Kerry Allen 
Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation 
October 26th, 2016

NEBULA DANCE LAB PRESENTS HHII DANCE FESTIVAL, 2nd Annual 

"HH, which stands for Herbig Haro, are small patches of nebulosity associated with newly born stars. HHII felt like the perfect name for this celebration of talent."

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- Devyn Duex
The Noozhawk
February 8th, 2016


NEBULA DANCE LAB PRESENTS TWO NEW WORKS; SANTA BARBARA COMPANY OFFERS UP 'THE INQUISITOR' and 'PUSH & PULL'

"In the studio...Running the two- or three-minute chunk, the dancers click from “marking” mode, where they’re just going through the motions to get the movement and their inter-relationships safely into their bodies, into performance mode, and the result is thrilling,"

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- Melissa Lowenstein
The Independent
October 7, 2015


NEBULA RETURNS TO THE STAGE FOR FIFTH SEASON 

"The group pushed themselves like never before to create new language, increase technicality and explore new ways to get from point A to point B,"

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- Devyn Duex
Noozhawk
April 16, 2015


NEBULA DANCE LAB ARTISTIC DIRECTOR DEVYN DUEX FINALIST OF 2015 SPIRIT OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARD

"These remarkable women have such a variety of enterprises that we think it is important to tell the community about them. In fact, every one of them deserves recognition,"

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- Cathy Feldman
Noozhawk
April 16, 2015


GALAXY OF DANCE: HHII DANCE FEST PROMISES THREE DAYS OF NEW AND RECENT WORK

“It’s about reaching out beyond your sphere and starting new collaborations,” she says. “It’s a chance to meet and share and play.”

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- Ted Mills
Santa Barbara News-Press
March 27, 2015


CHOREOGRAPHER DEVYN DUEX REACHES FOR THE STARS

"Her aim in creating this first HH11 Festival is to provide a venue for both seasoned and emerging dance artists."

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- Melissa Lowenstein
Santa Barbara Independent
March 26, 2015


NEBULA DANCE LAB DREAMS BIG

Teamwork has always been at the heart of Nebula Dance Lab, but next week the Santa Barbara dance company is taking that collaborative spirit to new realms."

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- Aly Comingore
Santa Barbara Independent
October 7, 2014


MEET THE "PUSH" PERFORMERS

In tenth-grade chemistry, the word “lab” was a huge stressor...for Devyn Duex, founder and artistic director at Nebula Dance Lab, the word “lab” has a completely different definition. Check out why..."

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- Lindsay Call
Girls Rock SB Q&A
March 19, 2014


NEBULA DANCE LAB AT CENTER STAGE THEATER

“From elaborate costumes to passages of tight unison, the work evidenced thorough, professional investment.”

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- Elizabeth Schwyzer
Santa Barbara Independent
October 15, 2013


NEBULA DANCE LAB’S NEW VISION

“When Duex named her new company, she chose the word “Nebula” to emphasize the vast scope of her project and the drawing together of disparate energies.”

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- Elizabeth Schwyzer
Santa Barbara Independent
October 8, 2013


VARIETY UNITED SHOW TO BENEFIT NEBULA DANCE

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“If dance is the universal language, no one is exemplifying it more than Santa Barbara’s Nebula Dance Lab.”

-Emerson Malone
Santa Barbara Independent
July 11, 2013


NEBULA DANCE LAB’S “RE:VISION” BACKS ITS VISION WITH INTENSITY, ARTISTRY

“The eight dancers, including Duex herself, project an impressive blend of grace and raw energy, and the effect is dazzling.”

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-Justin Sutton
Santa Barbara Noozhawk
September 29, 2012


NEBULA DANCE LAB’S NEW SHOW

“...Nebula Dance Lab has fast become a showcase for homegrown choreographic and performance talent.”

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- Elizabeth Schwyzer
Santa Barbara Independent
September 26, 2012


NEBULA DANCE LAB’S PREMIERE

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“Artistic Director Devyn Duex founded the group to give emerging choreographers a platform for expression. Already, it’s clear she’s meeting her objective.”

- Elizabeth Schwyzer
Santa Barbara Independent
January 31, 2012


NEBULA DANCE LAB PRESENTS “CLAIR-OBSCUR” IN LIGHT AND DARK PERFORMANCE

“Nebula, in its first time out, demonstrates the ability to embrace both the luminous and the obscure, and to present both beautifully.”

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- Justine Sutton
Santa Barbara Noozhawk
January 28, 2012


NEBULA DANCE LAB LAUNCHES

“It’s amazing to be given the opportunity and the platform to really dig into a piece of work and take your time with it...It’s such a strong base to be able to create from.”

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- Elizabeth Schwyzer
Santa Barbara Independent
January 24, 2012

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