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Santa Monica College|Academic Programs|Dance|Performances - Global Motion and Synapse

Performances - Global Motion and Synapse

Fall 2016
Synapse Dance Theater Contemporary Dance Ensemble
Saturday, November 19th, 2016 at 4:00 pm and 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 20th, 2016 at 7:30 pm
General Admission: $18, At-the-Door: $20 • SMC Performing Arts Center • The Broad Stage • 1310 11th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401  
For over 40 years, Synapse Dance Theater, Santa Monica College Contemporary Dance Ensemble, has contributed to the cultural life of Los Angeles by offering innovative dance presentations on campus, in schools, as well as area theaters. The performance showcases new repertory by guest and faculty artists, and student choreographers.
Directors: Jae Lee and Mark Tomasic
Faculty Choreographers: Seda Aybay-Owens,  Angela Jordon, Jessica Kondrath, Jae Lee, Brain Moe.

Guest Artists: Nate Hodges, Michael Nickerson- Rossi. 

SMC Student Choreographers: Ashley Kayombo, Katie McCulla, Tin Nguyen, Derrick Paris, Jordan Slaffey. 

Dance Styles:Modern, Postmodern, Jazz, Contemporary Ballet, Hip Hop, Fusion, and more!




Global Motion World Dance Company
Saturday, December 10th, 2016 at 4:00 pm and 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 11th, 2016 at 7:30 pm
General Admission: $18, At-the-Door: $20 • SMC Performing Arts Center • The Broad Stage • 1310 11th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401 
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Global Motion is a world dance performance company that expresses the concept of humanity in the form of global citizenship. The company is composed of SMC students who learn, rehearse and perform world dance styles. It provides students a platform to experience and learn about other cultures through world dance while working with choreographers who are professionals and experts in the field of world dance.
Directors:  Raquel Ramirez and Sri Susilowati.
Faculty Choreographers: Seda Aybay-Owens, Laura Canellias, Kealii Ceballos, Angela Jordon, Raquel Ramirez, Laura Smyth. 

Guest Choreographers: I-Wen Chang, Peter de Guzman.

SMC Student Choreographers: Natalie Brown, Katie McCulla, Emily Queliz, Daniel Salgado. 
Dance Styles: West African, Central/South America, Asian, Ballet, Ballroom, Flamenco, Mexican Folklorico, Lyrical Jazz, Salsa, and more!



Tickets sell out quickly. Advance tickets are highly recommended.
Purchase online at, or in person at the SMC Theatre Arts Box Office
SMC Box Office, SMC Main Campus
1900 Pico Blvd. 
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 8.30 am - 12:30 pm
A modest service charge will apply, view charges.
General Admission: $18.00
At-the-Door: $20
Presale tickets will be available for pick up at Will Call the evening of the performance, please arrive at least 20 minutes early to pick up your tickets.
The Box Office opens 45 minutes before show time.
Photos by Charles Mark-Walker, 2013