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September 16, 2002

UCSC Arts & Lectures season offers variety of performances

By Ann M. Gibb

From theater to music, dance to the spoken word, the new UCSC Arts & Lectures season has something for everyone.

The Master Dancers of Bali will perform on September 26.

Highlights from this year's 23 world-class performances include:

• the Master Dancers of Bali, opening the Arts & Lectures season on September 26 with their first tour outside of Indonesia

• humorist and author David Sedaris

• the Guarneri String Quartet, the longest-continuing artistic collaboration of any quartet in the United States

• drummer Mickey Hart's new nine-piece band, Bembé Orisha

• the family event Imago Theater: Frogz, and

• the Afro-Cuban All Stars, a 13-piece dream band featuring four generations of Cuba's finest musicians and singers.

Arts & Lectures also features opportunities for audience members to meet the artists at informal discussions before or after performances. Flamenco dancers Farruquito and Juana Amaya, classical musicians in the Arden Trio, and the Celtic folk music group Hesperus are among the performers participating in the meet-the-artist program.

Other special events include selected shows with related film screenings prior to the performances, and a campus art exhibition complementing the "Rubén Martinez: Songs from the Borderline" performance.

A complete list of all Arts & Lectures performances follows. Tickets for Arts & Lectures events, except nonsubscription events at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, are available at the UCSC Ticket Office. For complete purchasing details, call (831) 459-2159 or visit the Arts & Lectures web site. The Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium and Ticketmaster sell nonsubscription tickets to Arts & Lectures events at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium only. Call (831) 420-5260 for more information.

Master Dancers of Bali
September 26 & September 27, 8 p.m., UCSC Theater Arts Mainstage

Mari Kodama
October 4 , 8 p.m., UCSC Music Center Recital Hall

Yin Mei Dance: /Asunder
October 11 and October 12, 8 p.m., UCSC Theater Arts Mainstage

Rubén Martinez: Songs from the Borderline
October 18, 8 p.m., Mello Center, Watsonville, and October 19, 8 p.m.,
UCSC Theater Arts Mainstage

Masters of Classical Persian Music
November 2, 8 p.m., Rio Theater, Santa Cruz

Edgar Meyer & Mike Marshall
November 10, 7 p.m., UCSC Music Center Recital Hall

Afro-Cuban All Stars
November 17, 7 p.m., Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium

Arden Trio
January 24, 8 p.m., UCSC Music Center Recital Hall

Imago Theater: Frogz
January 25, 2 p.m., and 7:30 p.m., UCSC Theater Arts Mainstage

Hesperus & Bonnie Rideout: Celtic Roots
February 1, 8 p.m., UCSC Music Center Recital Hall

Farruquito & Juana Amaya
(plus a free pre-show screening of the film Flamenco!)
February 13, 7:30 p.m., Rio Theater, Santa Cruz

Alexander String Quartet with Robert Greenberg
February 23, 4 p.m., Holy Cross Church, Santa Cruz

Mickey Hart & Bembé Orisha
February 28, 8 p.m., Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium

Gareth Armstrong: Shylock
March 7 and March 8, 8 p.m., UCSC Theater Arts Mainstage

Guarneri String Quartet
April 5, 8 p.m., UCSC Music Center Recital Hall

Rennie Harris Puremovement: Facing Mekka
(plus a free pre-show screening of the film Scratch!)
April 14 and 15, 8 p.m., UCSC Theater Arts Mainstage

David Sedaris
April 26, 8 p.m., Rio Theater, Santa Cruz



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