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2019-2020 Production Season

Sacramento/Black Art of Dance 2020: Inner/Visions

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Dancespace (Solano 1010)

Founded by Dr. Linda Goodrich in 1991, the S/BAD company follows in the footsteps of Katherine Dunham, carrying on the tradition of Black Concert dance in America. Faculty and Guest choreographers explore the movement culture of the African and African-American diaspora through the concepts of modern dance. This exciting concert will celebrate legacy, community, and the joy of humanity.

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Dates Times
Feb. 19-22, 26*, 27*, 28-29 7:00 PM
Feb. 23; March 1 2:00 PM
*student discounted tickets available

Romeo & Juliet

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University Theatre (Shasta 113)

The mention of two names: Romeo and Juliet, immediately triggers our collective preconceived notions of who these two young star-crossed lover are, and what the play addresses. What happens when we strip away these preconceived notions of Romeo and Juliet? What if Romeo and Juliet isn’t the greatest love story ever told? Romeo and Juliet is a coming of age story about two humans who miraculously connect under volatile circumstances. They are humans who are surviving in a world immersed in an ancient feudal and pointless grudge. It’s a world that dictates whom one can love, and whom is forbidden to love. In this production we will reexamine the play through a contemporary perspective that strips away our preconceptions based on gender, love, and redemption. Against all odds Romeo and Juiet bravely choose love over hate, love over indifference, love over ignorance, love over ego, love over fear, love over barriers, love over borders. And ultimately love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love.

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Dates Times
March 18-21, 25*, 26*, 27-28 7 p.m.
March 22 & 29 2 p.m.
*student discounted tickets available

Sacramento Dance Sampler | 10th Anniversary

Dancespace | Solano 1010

All tickets are $10.00!!!

Founded by Lorelei Bayne in Sacramento in 2011, this annual event is modeled after New York City’s, Symphony Space Dance Sampler, with the goal of bringing together acclaimed professional area dance companies under one roof, for a gala weekend of dance! The mission of the Sacramento Dance Sampler is to foster community growth by showcasing the works of emerging and established professional artists and to expose audiences to the growing landscape of dance in our region. These performances are “unplugged” and employ minimal technical and production elements. This is the 10thAnniversary and this year, will be presented as part of the College of Arts and Letters, Festival of the Arts (FOTA)!

This year’s participating choreographers include- Raissa Simpson, Lori Brhyni

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Dates Times
April 25 & 26 7:00 PM
April 25 2:00 PM

House of Desires

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Playwrights' Theatre (Shasta 101)

Don Pedro pines for Doña Leonor who is in love with Don Carlos, who is desired by Doña Ana - who is betrothed to Don Juan. In this fast paced 17th-century romantic farce on love and honor, silly scheming abounds and mistaken identities reign - while wily servants and suitors get entangled in a web of love (or lies?). House of Desires examines the concept of free will for women at a time when a woman's role was subject to a strict moral code. Written by one of the few female playwrights of the Spanish Golden Age, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, was a poet, an intellect, a nun and is a major baroque literary figure of Mexico.

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Dates Times
April 8-11, 15*, 16*, 17-18 7 p.m.
April 11 & 19 2 p.m.
*student discounted tickets available

Senior Theatre Showcase & Senior Dance Concert

The student engagement in the Senior Theatre Showcase and Senior Dance Concert is all-encompassing as the students have been charged with nearly all aspects of the production including: Creative Concept and Script Development, Staging/Co-Direction, Acting, Choreography, Costume Design, Set/Scenic Design and Execution, Lighting Design, Sound, Media, Concessions/Lobby, Properties, Pre-show Music, and Program/T-shirt Design and Layout. By taking responsibility for all aspects of the production, students are given the opportunity to develop the artistic vision of the project as a whole, experiment with collaboration, and develop their own strong individual artistic voice.

Both Senior Theatre Showcase & Senior Dance Concert productions run concurrently in Playwrights' Theatre (Shasta 101) and Dancespace (Solano 1010) respectively. Both offer special reduced ticket prices at $10/ticket.

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Dates Times
April 30, May 1-2 7 p.m.
May 3 2 p.m.