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Christopher Pilafian: A Leap of Faith

Christopher Pilafian (UC Santa Barbara): $1,000 for A Leap of Faith. December Mini Grants

A Leap of Faith is the first original project developed for Santa Barbara Dance Theater by the company’s new Artistic Director, Christopher Pilafian. Hiring of company members occurred in December 2011, based on technical excellence, performance strength and artistic maturity, all qualities essential to establish the company’s new identity. The creative period has included previews of work-in-progress presented in January, March, June, October and November, 2012. The company is now preparing to premiere A Leap of Faith in January 2013 at UC Santa Barbara’s Hatlen Theatre.

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