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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 […]
It’s rare to be genuinely immersed in another culture without actually being in another country. Thanks to Marsea Marquis’ passion for music and dance, the community can experience the vibrant spirit of Brazil without ever leaving Santa Cruz. Marquis is a dancer and instructor bringing 25 years of diverse cultural experience to this area and […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
As Santa Cruz awaits Halloween next weekend, the Tannery World Dance and Cultural Center is warming up for their annual fundraiser on the dance floor, Night of the Living Dance Part 5. On Saturday, October 29th, the TWDCC will be opening its doors to the public with Halloween themed entertainment and activities celebrating the arts […]
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 […]
Brenda’s connection to art and Santa Cruz: “Dance has been the passion of my life from an early age. Re-creating this passion in wood is the driving force of my work. “Danza latina” represents dancers and performers of various Latin dances: NY salsa, Spanish flamenco, Uruguayan candombe, Cuban classical ballet, Mexican folk dance, Pole dancing, […]