State Street Ballet: Events & Performances

2022-23 Season Performances

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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William Shakespeare's comedic tale of mischief, magic, and romance comes to life onstage to the luscious music of Felix Mendelssohn. A story that transcends two worlds, mortals and fairies, it's a whimsical and humorous homage to the transformative power of love. The dancers are at the height of their technical and dramatic abilities in Artistic Director Rodney Gustafson's inventive, playful, and concise choreography, while beautifully designed sets and costumes make this a visually stunning production. 

The evening also features two exciting opening works that showcase the contemporary diversity and cutting edge style emblematic of State Street Ballet.

 Saturday, March 4, 2023; 7:30 pm
  The Granada Theatre
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Our Student Outreach Event, which takes place on March 3, is an in-theatre interactive program for participating Santa Barbara elementary schools. In addition to watching a preview performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream, students learn about the mechanics of a working theatre, the many artists who collaborate to create a production, dance history, and more. The experience also includes mini-dance lessons, and a hosted question-and-answer session. 

Educator's download: A Midsummer Night's Dream Study Guide