In Performance 2021

Sunday, Apr. 25, 2021


Hosts Doc Ventura, Cathy Butter and Gary Best bring you performances by:

  • Dev Dance Theater – Artistic Director Devin Fulton.
  • Aaron Burch – Singer-Songwriter.
  • Ventura Improv Company – Featuring Andy DeVore, Amy Nash, Amanda Armitage, Jesse Armitage, Travis Greer and Gary Best.

Sunday, Mar. 28, 2021


  • Ray Jaurique and the Uptown Brothers – Original roots and blues music that is so accessible it make is easy to tap your toes.
  • Wendy Castellanos – Wendy Castellanos dances an Alegrias with Flamenco piano accompaniment.
  • Ventura Improv Company – Featuring Becky Haycox, Talia Savren-McCormick, Shana Sharp and David Sharp.
  • Ventura County Ballet and Megill & Co.

Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021

#ShareTheLove II

  • Ventura Improv Company
    with Tom Mueller, Judy Gottlieb, Jesse Conway, Shana Sharp, David Sharp, Katherine Kasmir and Gary Best.
  • Cam Kimbrough
    Mississippi Bluesman
  • Apocalyptica
    Choreographed by Janine Ames
    with Janine Ames, Cathy Butter, Brittney DeAlba, Meredith Lee,Tiffany Monroe and Eboni Payne
  • Come My Way
    Choreographed by Eboni Payne
    with Meredith Lee and Eboni Payne
  • Citizen Kitten presents Jazz Noir
  • Social Distancing
    Directed by Heather Castillo
    Performed and Choreographed by Cal State University Channel Islands Jazz Dance Students

Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021


Share the Love Dance: Cathy Butter
Share the Love Comedy: Gary Best and Becky Haycox

NAMBA Performing Arts Space, Inc. announces a new bi-weekly presentation of music, dance, and theater; ‘IN PERFORMANCE’ Live features music, dance and comedy theater navigated by three local performing arts professionals; Doc Ventura of Delta Blues Band, Cathy Butter of Aloft Dance Theatre and Ventura College Dance and Gary Best of Ventura Improv.

“It’s time to re-engage our enthusiasm for performing artists,” said Tamara Varney, Chair of the Board of Directors at NAMBA. “The pandemic took the audience and the performer out of the theater, but the muse cannot be crushed. Until we are able to congregate, NAMBA will continue to support performers via our digital streaming platform ‘IN PERFORMANCE’”.

The ‘IN PERFORMANCE’ streaming series kick-starts the return of Namba’s thriving arts community. Each discipline, curated by a seasoned professional, will explore little-known and must-see nuances in a voyage of discovery for each show. Host Doc Ventura plans a production where ‘the music flows smartly, the vibe is unique, and the showmanship superb’. Doc will be joined by Cathy Butter and Gary Best to bring dance movement and laughter into your rooms.