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Jody Ryker

Jody Ryker : Featured Artist

Jody Ryker’s passion for circus arts has established her as one of this area’s most active educators of acrobatic pole dance. As a performer, Ryker conveys feeling and technical precision in her mesmerizing and challenging craft. As an instructor, she passes on her knowledge about flexibility, conditioning, and creativity to students of all levels. Ryker has been training […]

Rose Calucchia Smooth

Rose Calucchia : Featured Artist

Santa Cruz is filled with inspiring people changing the way we think about form, focus, and artistry. In the spotlight is Rose Calucchia, a professional trainer, teacher, and performer bringing innovation, collaboration, and fun to the local fitness and circus arts community. Calucchia’s approach to movement combines two worlds – training and acrobatics. Originally from […]

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Poetry and Book Arts Event at the MAH

Get ready to peruse the written word and impressive prints at the Museum of Art and History’s upcoming Poetry and Book Arts event. As one of the museum’s ongoing 3rd Friday series, the evening festivities will include performances and participatory workshops featuring the best of Santa Cruz County literary arts. Performances will include poetry readings from some […]

Yuja Wang and the Santa Cruz Symphony

Santa Cruz Symphony’s Historic Concert with Yuja Wang

Superstar pianist Yuja Wang has been featured with almost every legendary orchestra in the world. Last weekend, the celebrated artist lit up the stage for a rare appearance with the Santa Cruz Symphony at the Civic Auditorium and the Henry J. Mello Center. Yuja’s performances with our local orchestra showcased the striking virtuosity and vibrant personality that she […]

TWDCC Winter Dance Fest 2017

TWDCC presents WINTER DANCE FEST 2017

For those who were not lucky enough to see the Tannery World Dance and Cultural Center’s sold out Winter Dance Fest last year, now is your chance. Next weekend the event returns to the Tannery Arts Center’s Colligan Theater for one night only of groundbreaking contemporary dance performed by local and guest artists. The Tannery World Dance and Cultural […]

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Crochet Coral Reef : Featured Exhibit

One of the largest participatory art and science projects in the world has come to Santa Cruz – Mathematics, marine biology, art, and community merge beautifully in the ever-evolving handcrafted Crochet Coral Reef exhibition. The Crochet Coral Reef: CO2CA-CO2LA Ocean exhibition was pioneered by sisters Margaret and Christine Wertheim and their Los Angeles-based organization, the Institute […]

The SC Symphony and SC Ballet Theatre

The SC Symphony’s Musical Menagerie

Last weekend the Santa Cruz Symphony celebrated the animal kingdom and the arts in a Family Concert designed to entertain and educate an audience of all ages. Presented at the Civic Auditorium, Carnival of the Animals featured the orchestra in collaboration with four other significant local performing arts organizations. The annual Family Concert encourages children and young adults […]