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Capturing Dance, at the Santa Cruz Art League. Photo by Devi Pride Photography.

Capturing Dance : Featured Exhibit

Dance photographers have a unique ability to stop time and eternalize fleeting moments of bodies in motion. Their images explore human locomotion and express the spirit of diverse people and forms of movement. As a celebration of this work, the Santa Cruz Art League is hosting Capturing Dance, the first exhibition to present work by […]

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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 […]

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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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Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker.

The Nutcracker Ballet with Live Orchestra

Of the many local artistic holiday traditions, one that continues to be an annual favorite is the Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre’s December performances of The Nutcracker. Next week, SCBT will raise the curtain for its 15th original production of the classic two act ballet, with five spectacular dance shows performed at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium with a […]

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Crystal Silmi: Featured Artist

Crystal Silmi: Featured Artist

Whenever you introduce new elements to an older art form, you’re bound to catch a little flak from purists. That point isn’t lost on dancer/choreographer Crystal Silmi, who often performs traditional belly dance to modern styles of music and merges traditional belly dance with urban street dance styles like jazz and hip-hop. Crystal Silmi Belly […]

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