Sarah Lysgaard, a student currently pursuing a master’s degree in Art and Art History at San José University will be attending our workshop this year. Sarah’s dance experience includes over fifteen years of RAD ballet training. She is now reaching toward a dream of working in a major museum or gallery, with a particular interest in curating performance art. Sarah’s thesis revolves around dance as a spectacle and as immersive art. Her enthusiastic outlook is evident as she states, “Art History provides knowledge and understanding of the past, and through it, of the present. The discipline encourages humanity and sympathy by teaching about other individuals and societies through their visual expression. I would like to take this level of scholarly degree forwarding by incorporating dance, especially ballet.” The Santa Barbara Historical Dance Workshop is proud to encourage Sarah in her work.
The scholarship committee continues efforts to meet its goal for this year’s scholarships. Although they have raised over $3,000, an additional $1,000 is being sought. Any amount is appreciated. Donations can be made through PayPal. (See our website link on the right sidebar)
We are very grateful to our scholarship donors who have made it possible to award four scholarships this year:
Starr Siegele, Robin Woodard (Shirley Wynne Scholarship), Catherine Turocy (Shirley Wynne and Edith Rosenblatt Scholarships), Pantxoa Etchegoin, Michel and Marie-Jo Dulade-Coclet, Sandra Noll Hammond, Wendy Fuller Mora, Deidre Towers, Catherine Lee, Carol Teten and Marci Hall
We are also thankful to Harriet Berg in advising the committee.