In an informal and welcoming setting, Dance: Up Close and Cultural showcases the many aspects of American Dance & Music. These free community events, featuring contemporary ballet to ethnic dance forms, are designed to involve the entire audience and kids in particular, through participation in dance exercises and choreography, and a question and answer segment where AD&M Performance Group's exceptional dancers share their personal and professional dance experiences.
Afro-Brazilian dance workshop for children
Photo: © 2009 Ballet Santa Barbara
May 19th, 2013
AD&M's upcoming commnunity 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. Find out more...
October 25th, 2008
AD&M's first free public workshop was held at the Carrillo Recreation Center in Santa Barbara. Performances included Lizabeth Skalski's Midnight Tangle, two excerpts from Brian Carey Chung's Ah, Love! Let Us Be True to One Another, a variation from Fokine's Les Sylphides, an early work by Carrie Diamond, Eight Miniatures set to Stravinsky, and two Afro-Brazilian dances perfromed by Rachel Hernandez. Workshops included a dance demonstration by company dancers, a children's workshop, and an Afro-Brazilian class for all ages.
March 28th, 2009
AD&M's second free public workshop at the Carrillo Recreation Center included excerpts from Carrie Diamond's Concerto Allegro, Diamond's Terra Incognita, and Carlos Fittante's Wayang Blues as well as full performances of Brian Carey Chung's Interlude and Benjamin Harkarvy's Premonition. Afro-Brazilian dancing by Rachel Hernandez and Balinese dancing by Carlos Fittante provided the world dance elements.