Choreography by William Soleau, Gina Patterson, Kevin Jenkins, Cecily Stewart
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Following their highly-praised 2016 production of Women’s Work—described by the Santa Barbara Independent as “a bold new step for both the company and the dance community”—State Street Ballet once again presents a program of innovative repertory. Described by Artistic Director Rodney Gustafson as “not your grandmother’s ballet,” Modern Masters is an eclectic mix of contemporary movement and new ideas from talented choreographers who are redefining the language of ballet.

Featuring choreography from the most seasoned, accomplished dance makers, to the newest and freshest voices in the art form, this series of performances will intrigue, uplift, and inspire. The program will include Sonnets of Love and Death, by resident choreographer William Soleau, and State Street Ballet will also present original works by Kevin Jenkins (Boston Ballet), Gina Patterson (Austin, TX), and Santa Barbara's own Cecily Stewart, winner of the 2016 Indy Dance Award for Choreography. In true artistic fashion, the program will also include a presentation celebrating acclaimed dance photographer Rose Eichenbaum’s work, close association with State Street Ballet for the past 20 years, and the publication of her new book.

Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 14, at 2:00 pm
at the New Vic
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