Upcoming Events



Shen Yun
Friday, March 29, 2019, 7:30pm
Saturday, March 30, 2019, 2:00pm
Saturday, March 30, 2019, 7:30pm
Sunday, March 31, 2019, 1:00pm

Presented by US Southwestern Falun Dafa Association

Shen Yun World Tour 2019

Through the universal language of music and dance, Shen Yun weaves a wondrous tapestry of heavenly realms, ancient legends, and modern heroic tales, taking you on a journey through 5,000 years of authentic Chinese culture. Its stunning beauty, purity, and tremendous energy leave audiences greatly uplifted and deeply inspired.

“Absolutely the no. 1 show in the world, absolutely the best—no other company or of any style can match this.”
—Kenn Wells, former lead dancer of the English National Ballet


Fri 3/29/19 7:30PM Shen Yun
Sat 3/30/19 2:00PM Shen Yun
Sat 3/30/19 7:30PM Shen Yun
Sun 3/31/19 1:00PM Shen Yun


Ballet Preljocaj
Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 8:00pm
Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures
Angelin Preljocaj, Artistic Director

Choreographer Angelin Preljocaj’s La Fresque (The Painting on the Wall) navigates the space between representation and reality as it interprets the fantastical Chinese tale of a painting come to life and a journey into another dimension. “Infused with sensual beauty” (Le Figaro, France), it immerses the audience into the fantastical world of Pu Songling’s “The Painted Wall” with riveting choreography augmented by evocative sets, videos and an electro-fusion score by Nicolas Godin (co-founder of Air). Demonstrating Preljocaj’s “clean, clear lines and virtuosic speed and coordination” (The New York Times), ideas of illusion, transcendence and the place of art in today’s society are omnipresent in this contemporary work for 10 dancers.

Tickets may also be purchased directly through the UCSB Arts & Lectures website.

Tue 4/16/19 8:00PM Ballet Preljocaj


Che Malambo
Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 7:00pm
Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures

Powerhouse Argentina-based company Che Malambo is back with a foot-stomping, boleadora-twirling, bombos-beating vengeance after delivering the surprise hit of A&L’s 2016-2017 season with their Santa Barbara debut. Bringing fiery, fast-paced malambo to the contemporary stage, the company celebrates the unique South American tradition of the gaucho with an exhilarating percussive dance and music spectacle that offers nonstop thrills for the entire family.

Tickets may also be purchased directly through the UCSB Arts & Lectures website.

Wed 5/1/19 7:00PM Che Malambo


Dorrance Dance
Sunday, May 5, 2019, 7:00pm
Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures
Michelle Dorrance, Artistic Director

A rare artist who makes dance as innovative as it is engaging, tap genius Michelle Dorrance leads a company comprised of some of the best hoofers in the business. The MacArthur Fellow returns with a mesmerizing evening-length work that combines rhythm with interactive electronic music technology. The entire stage is an instrument as eight incredible dancers on electronic tap boards – plus three musicians playing live – become an orchestra creating an exciting visual and auditory polyphony that merges modernity and tradition into pure bliss.

Tickets may also be purchased directly through the UCSB Arts & Lectures website.

Sun 5/5/19 7:00PM Dorrance Dance