On the Edge Festival
This four-day extravaganza of performance art, artist-commissioned projects and ancillary educational activities that highlight the spirit of diversity, experimentation and inquiry in contemporary art brings internationally renowned performance artists to Santa Barbara to present their new works in what promises to be a landmark cultural event that embraces the experimental and unconventional.
On the Edge Festival events take place at MCA Santa Barbara, as well as other venues around town. For example, opening night festivities at Ablitt House include a performance (projections and interactive installation) by Austin-based artist Luke Savisky. Additional participating artists include: Jen Vanderpool & Paige Russell (operatic theatre performance), Rosy Simas (dancer), Margaret Noble (sound performance), Luis Tentindo (object-based theatre and puppetry), Dynasty Handbag (performance), Josh Kun (performance), Heather Kravas (dance) and Mikael Jorgensen & James Merle Thomas (musical, video projections, from Wilco the band). | MCA Santa Barbara, 653 Paseo Nuevo. 805/966-5373, mcasantabarbara.org.