State Street Ballet: Events & Performances

Fundraising Events

Soirée: Annual Gala Fundraiser

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Join us for an exquisite Gala soirée, honoring our beloved long-time supporter Arlyn Goldsby, and benefiting State Street Ballet. Our annual fundraising event has become one of the most entertaining and elegant in town, featuring cocktails in the garden, dance vignettes by our talented dancers, and spirited live auction. With the goal of having fun while raising funds for our unique and innovative performances, tours, and outreach programs, your presence ensures the longevity and success of the performing arts in Santa Barbara. We hope to see you at this popular, annual event!

Unable to attend the Gala? Consider making a DONATION to support this fundraising effort.

For more information please contact Company Manager Denise Grimm at 805.845.1432 or contact@statestreetballet.com.

Individual Tickets - $300/person (includes drinks, seated dinner, entertainment). Table and Advertising Sponsorships Available, Black Tie Optional

 Sunday, September 23, 2018; 6:00 pm


2018-19 Season Performances

Chaplin

WORLD PREMIERE

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Photo: Rose Eichenbaum    

"A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure."  – Charlie Chaplin

Our 2018-19 season will open with Chaplin, a groundbreaking full-length World Premiere based on one of the most iconic and creative artists of the twentieth century. In a remarkable collaboration between three diverse choreographers, Kevin Jenkins and Edgar Zendejas will join forces with long time resident choreographer and Co-artistic Director William Soleau to bring to life the immensely complicated but uniquely comedic world of Charlie Chaplin.  Dance combined with multimedia, soundscapes, mime, and a host of other elements, promises to take the audience on a spellbinding, delightful ride into the emotional mind and creative genius that was Chaplin.

 Saturday, October 6, 2018; 7:30 pm
 Sunday, October 7, 2018; 2:00 pm
  The Granada Theatre       Google Map Directions
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Special Event Performances

The Soldier’s Tale

WORLD PREMIERE

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Photo: David Bazemore    

“You must not seek to add, to what you have, what you once had…..”  – Libretto, The Soldier’s Tale

State Street Ballet and the Santa Barbara Symphony collaborate with the Ensemble Theatre Company for the first time, marking the 100th anniversary of The Soldier’s Tale, Igor Stravinsky’s Faustian parable about a deserting soldier who loses his soul to the devil. Though based on a Russian folk tale, this unique theatrical and dance work is far removed from Russian traditionalism, and instead embraces a broad array of musical styles. Paired with Stravinsky’s landmark ballet The Rite of Spring, a work that changed the course of 20th-century music like no other. Choreography by Co-artistic Director William Soleau! 

Nir Kabaretti, Conductor, Santa Barbara Symphony

Jonathan Fox, Executive Director, Ensemble Theatre Company of Santa Barbara

Rodney Gustafson and William Soleau, Artistic Directors, State Street Ballet

 Saturday, November 17, 2018; 8:00 pm
 Sunday, November 18, 2018; 3:00 pm
  The Granada Theatre       Google Map Directions
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2018-19 Season Performances

The Nutcracker

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Photo: Rose Eichenbaum    

Opulent productions that remind us what a night at the theater is all about!” - Noozhawk

State Street Ballet brings this annual holiday favorite to the grandeur of The Granada Theatre. Featuring the Opera San Luis Obispo Grand Orchestra, and the talented students of Gustafson Dance alongside our professional dancers, this is the perfect way to celebrate the magic of the holiday season. Through virtuosic dancing, opulent sets and costumes, and brilliant comedic moments, the beloved story of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince always delights audiences of all ages. Three performances only!

 Saturday, December 15, 2018; 2:00 pm
 Saturday, December 15, 2018; 7:30 pm
 Sunday, December 16, 2018; 2:00 pm
  The Granada Theatre       Google Map Directions
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2018-19 Season Performances

The Jungle Book

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“A joy to behold.” – Noozhawk

Rudyard Kipling’s famous tale of the “laws of the jungle” will ignite your sense of adventure onstage at The Granada Theatre. Colorful, upbeat, and wildly entertaining, this original production has successfully toured throughout California and the Southwestern United States. With choreography by Rodney Gustafson and Kassandra Taylor Newberry, and an original score by Czech composer Milan Svoboda, State Street Ballet’s dancers will take you on a whimsical journey through the jungles and forests of India.

 Sunday, March 24, 2019; 2:00 pm
  The Granada Theatre       Google Map Directions
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2018-19 Season Performances

Ballroom

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Photo: Rose Eichenbaum    

“Inventiveness and charm…..casting a spell no one wants to awaken from.” – SB News-Press

Our stylish, crowd-pleasing Ballroom program gets revisited and updated just in time for spring! Celebrating the iconic eras of Gershwin, Ellington, Piazzolla, Sinatra, and more, this romantic and elegant mixed repertory program will have you tapping your feet and swaying in your seat. Featuring choreography by William Soleau, Robert Sund, and others! At the historic Lobero Theatre.

 Saturday, April 13, 2019; 7:30 pm
 Sunday, April 14, 2019; 2:00 pm
  Lobero Theatre       Google Map Directions
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