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Posted: Sunday, September 29, 2013 3:50 PM


Nebula Dance Lab returns to Center Stage for a 3rd season with 4 performances of “Floodlit and Fallen” featuring choreography by Brooklyn Hughes and Devyn Duex. Founded by artistic director Devyn Duex in 2010, the company aims to provide artists in modern dance the opportunity to experiment, push boundaries, and create new language in dance through physical exploration. Nebula thrives as a collaboration between choreographer, dancer, costume, lighting design, and multimedia.

Since the beginning just 3 years ago, Nebula Dance Lab has presented their vibrant work to the Santa Barbara community through venues such as the NECTAR artist forum, SB-ADaPT Fest, Mix Match Festival (LA), performances with local non-profit organizations, and self-produced events. This year the company performed in LA, San Diego, and locally and has been invited to Chile next year to participate in volunteer service and perform. This is an exciting opportunity for Nebula to share new work with a new community.

The four performances October 10th-13th, Nebula debut’s the world premiere of original work choreographed by Brooklyn Hughes, 'Floodlit & Fallen'. The purpose of this work is to explore historical and current struggles of humanity through the eyes of trees; inspired by the history and mythology surrounding Trees. This piece explores the rich storyline between 'trees'/ nature alike and human kind, illuminated through the lens of recognizable tales and emotional landscapes. The movement language takes Nebula into a new world, embarking on a dance work sure to complement its already contrasting repertory library. In addition to the powerful choreography depicted through the characters of this story, Nebula collaborates with a variety of artists to bring this realistic fairytale to life, including Anaya Cullen on costume design; Spencer Michaels, lighting design, Kathryn Stephen with original writing; as well as visual and graphic artists, sound composer and more. This piece is sure to take you on a transformative journey.

Also, enjoy a reprise of the repertory work Sand Into Glass, choreographed by Devyn Duex. This piece is a culmination of work over several years, premiered as a six-minute concept in 2008, reworked and shown in 2009, and then revisited again in 2012, delving deeper into the concept and developed into a six-section story line. The piece explores the emotional and physical landscape of the journey the self takes when confronted with challenging experiences. The work strives to awaken one’s inner awareness of cyclical behavior and provide a catalyst to change and personal growth. If you saw it last season, it will have some new moments explored, and certain characters danced by company members for the first time, bringing a new life to the overall work.

This show is designed to take you on a rich and emotional journey full of twists and turns...join us as we share in these original works.

Nebula’s Floodlit & Fallen showcases the musical talents of four professional artist(s) catch their live performances starting 15 prior to show times. A different musical guest each show…come to each show and catch them all.

Shows times are 8pm Thursday October 10th, Friday October 11th, and Saturday October 12th, and 2pm Sunday October 13th. Tickets are $18 general admission, and $13 student with ID. Tickets are available through Center Stage Box Office, 751 Paseo Nuevo in Santa Barbara 805-963-8198

Pre-show music:
October 10 at 7:45 P.M. Kate Graves
October 11 at 7:45 P.M. Marley Quinn
October 12 at 7:45 P.M. Vincent & Vedant
October 13 at 1:45 P.M. Jamey Geston

Artistic Director: Devyn Duex
Choreography: Brooklyn Hughes and Devyn Duex
Performance by Nebula Dance Lab Company Dancers: Weslie Ching, Kaita Lepore Mrazek, Devyn Duex, Meghan Morelli, Megan Ragland, Genevieve Hand, and Megan Butala.
Lighting Designer: Spencer Michaels
Costume Designer: Anaya Cullen
Original Narrative/Writer- Kathryn Stephens
Video Artist, Sand Into Glass: Erin Martinez
Music Composer: Stephen Pope and William Pasley
Music Editing: Devyn Duex, Kaita Lepore Mrazek, and Brooklyn Hughes
Technical Director: Brad Spaulding
Photography: Arna Bee Photography

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