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The Name of This Dance Changes Everyday (PAST SHOW)

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 12:00am to Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 12:00am

The Name of This Dance Changes Everyday
Choreographed by Cid Pearlman

In collaboration with UCSC dance students, choreographer Cid Pearlman will create an interdisciplinary performance informed by Maggie Nelson’s book-length poem Bluets. Pearlman and dancers will use Nelson’s queer, feminist and multilayered text to create a performance that intertwines philosophy, poetics and memoir in a rigorous and intensely personal aesthetic. Part performance, part installation, audience will enter into a theater populated by micro-worlds each with its own movement language. Music for Bluets #1-40 is composed by UCSC alumnus Jonathan Segel (violinist for Camper Van Beethoven), scenic design is by Theater Arts Faculty Kate Edmunds, poet Denise Leto acts as dramaturge. Also on the program is small variations, performed by Pearlman’s dance company. Nominated for LA’s Horton Award in 2006, small variations features original music by composer/cellist Joan Jeanrenaud, formerly of Kronos Quartet.

Show Times and Dates
Friday, May 25, 7:30pm
Saturday, May 26, 7:30pm
Sunday, May 27, 3:00pm
Thursday, May 31, 7:30pm
Friday, June 1, 7:30pm
Saturday, June 2, 7:30pm
Sunday, June 3, 3:00pm

Seating is General/Unreserved
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Ticket Prices
General Adult $18.00
Senior $10.00
Student (non UCSC) $10.00
Student UCSC $8.00*
$8 UCSC student (UCSC undergrads eligible for one $0 complimentary ticket per production; additional tickets $8 each)
Child 12 and Under $8.00
UCSC Faculty and Staff $8.00 (up to 2 tickets)
UCSC Alumni $8.00 (up to 2 tickets)

The Mainstage has 521 seats and offers space for 2 wheelchairs with 1–3 guests each.

There is very limited seating that is accessible without stairs. Use Door 5 entry and select seats on Row J to avoid stairs.

Parking $4.