wbSanta Cruz local choreographers and educators, Cid Pearlman and Ted Warburton came onto Artist on Art, May 20, 2013 to talk about the UCSC Theater Art Department presentation of Blueprints a full length program of both contemporary and traditional dance featuring four works, The Stranger by David Herrara, Yankadi-Makuru by Mandjou Kone, Ice Road by Cid and Three Bodies by Ted.

Presented by: UCSC Theater Arts Department, The performances will begin Friday, May 24, 2013 and run through Sunday, June 2, 2013 @ the Mainstage Theater, in the Theater Arts Center at UCSC.


UCSC faculty choreographers, guest choreographers from the Bay Area, and student dancers explore what is fundamental in movement: individuality and change, community and culture, human relationships and natural law. Directed by professor Ted Warburton.

To hear our interview, please click on the grey button below: [haiku url=”http://miljkovic.org/old_public_html/nada/tedcid.mp3″ title=”Cid Pearlman & Ted Warburton graphical=”true”]

Choreography by:

Mandjou Koné

David Herrera (UCSC alumnus)

Cid Pearlman

Ted Warburton

Fri-Sat at 7:00PM and Sundays at 3:00PM

$15 general

$12 seniors 62+

$12 students w/ ID

“Buy-one, get-one” offer for Sunday, May 26 matinee performance

UCSC special discounts:

UCSC undergrads get 1 free ticket at the UCSC Ticket Office w/ valid ID

UCSC staff, faculty and Alumni Assoc. members w/ ID may purchase up to 2 tickets at the student price in person at the UCSC Ticket Office

Groups of 10 or more: $9 each at UCSC Ticket Office

Tickets available in advance at santacruztickets.com, the UCSC Box Office (831-459-2159), and the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium box office (831-420-5260).

Doors open 30 minutes before curtain

Parking $4

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Program will include:

The Stranger (Part 1) (Herrera)

Inspired by the choreographer’s experience growing up poor in Hollywood, California. Performed by the David Herrera Performance Company.

Yankadi-Makuru (Koné)

This traditional West African dance embodies athleticism and a graceful beauty flowing with rhythm in which young men and women meet and impress each other with flirtatious dance moves. With live music performed by Mbor Faye, Salif Malima Koné, Meridian Lin Negilski, and Ibrahima Ibou N’gom.

Ice Road (Pearlman)

A tryptic of dances inspired by the extreme cold and stark beauty the choreographer experienced during her recent residency in Northern Europe. Using big physicality, Nordic irony, and Estonian pop music, Pearlman and UCSC dancers explore what it feels like to be alone on the ice road.

Three Bodies (Warburton)

A series of three contemporary dances that explore feelings of longing, connection and isolation as three bodies are flung apart by the same gravitational forces that draw them together. Part of an ongoing arts and astrophysics collaboration to find new “solutions” to the classical astronomical problem that has come to be known as the Pythagorean Three-Body Problem.


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