Friday and Saturday, September 14 and 15



Tripsichore is a London-based company that fuses traditional yoga asanas with inventive choreography to propel the body/mind/spirit through space and time. The result is a contemplative and entertaining style of movement theater that puts an innovative twist on the 5,000-year-old form of Yoga. Some call it dance, others claim it is theater, and it is definitely yoga.

Tripsichore's new work, Beyond Death: The Essential Remains is like a tantric hallucination come to life. A person dies and their soul enters a transitory world of demons and dilemmas, out of which they incarnate in a cycle of various existences--as a tree, an insect, and even a rock star. Beyond Death considers a way forward out of this cycle of birth and rebirth and the peculiar time a soul spends in between them. The answer lies in a celebration of the spirit on a voyage of sensuous discovery.

Artistic Director Edward Clark says, "Our yoga choreography continues to evolve at an astonishing pace. With this new show we are creating work that is a challenging narrative with spectacular movement. It will startle and delight both the knowledgeable yogi and the dance aficionado as well as the layperson." Beyond Death: The Essential Remains is visually impressive and the music by LegoonWest is a fantastic blend of gritty rock and sensitive ambient sounds. The production is hugely enjoyable, even if you are not a yoga devotee.


"Tripsichore uses the expressive power of asanas to reaffirm sensual pleasure and the search for spiritual meaning." --Yoga Journal

"What is special here is the presence of each performer; the sense of stillness and clarity that each exudes even when hurtling through the air. --Time Out

"The lithe bodies entwine elegantly, flip over effortlessly and balance daringly. The performers physical control is awesome." --The Stage

"If you do a Yoga practice, you'll be enchanted by this magical production." --What's On

"The performers deftly entangle themselves to an ambient rainforest soundtrack... It's incredible how they move so fluidly...tapping into deeper energy and ecstatic states of being." --The Express

TIME: Friday and Saturday, September 14 & 15 at 8:00 P.M.
TICKETS: General, $20 in advance, $25 at the door

The Center Stage Theater Box Office is open Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 5:00 P.M., and one hour before each performance. See below for location.

Tickets may also be purchased by telephone using
Visa, Master Card, and American Express.
Phone (805) 963-0408 (
V / TDD).

Center Stage Theater is located in the Paseo Nuevo Center, upstairs at the intersection of Chapala and De la Guerra Streets, Santa Barbara, California.

Take Highway 101 to Carrillo Street, exit and turn toward the mountains (northbound turns right, southbound turns left). Proceed to Chapala Street (fourth light) and turn right. Proceed 1-1/2 blocks and turn left into either of two entrances to Paseo Nuevo. Park near the elevator, or proceed to roof-level parking.