Fiesta Finale was Perfectly Fabulous
Santa Barbara News-Press
September 2, 2001
by Adele M. Wilkie, Montecito
evening it was. Fiesta Finale 2001 was memorable and exciting. The
was of a quality that could be sent around the world on tour, and any
anywhere appreciating beauty, history and artistry would enjoy it.
reached all audience members, young or old.
so artistically done with a real depth of feeling and character. Each
artist added his or her excellence to the show and it flowed
with the rhythm and grace of a peak performance. The narration by Erin
Garcia was cleverly interwoven with the history of Fiesta from its
All of the performers were well chosen, with magnificent voices,
costumes. For many of us it was the first time hearing the songs of
California performed with such grace by Elizabeth Hvolboll and Luis
State Street Ballet s interpretation of Ravel s Bolero was well-staged
performed with passion and vitality.
Mrs. Profant predicted the enchanting painting on the evening s
come to life, and it did. In the Courthouse Sunken Garden, under the
of the full moon, art became reality. Marcellina de Luna, red flamenco
petticoats swaying, white fan swirling danced out of the magnificent
setting and into our hearts with the spirit, passion and rhythm of
The art exhibit, with its painting and impressive new style of
added to the ambiance of the event.
We are so blessed in Santa Barbara to have this tremendous amount of
talent. This event showed the spirit of Fiesta at its very best.
The Profant Foundation is most deserving of our gratitude and support
giving Santa Barbara the gift of this special evening. So much hard
planning went into putting on a show of this caliber. Here s a
and a heartfelt viva to Fiesta Finale 2001 and the the Profant
May the tradition continue.