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Dis/connected

Aeraflux Presents “dis/connected”

Santa Cruz-based aerial and acrobatic performance group, Aeraflux is presenting their newest creation “dis/connected,” which explores relationships in a world where we are increasingly more connected to our devices than each other. As today’s youth are coming of age in a digital world, they are dealing with a variety of new and challenging factors when […]

marsea marquis

Marsea Marquis : Featured Artist

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Santa Cruz Symphony presented The Barber of Seville to packed audiences.

SCS Triumphs with The Barber of Seville

Last weekend marked the first concert-opera presentation by the Santa Cruz Symphony – Gioachino Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia. The comedy is one of the classical music world’s most popular operas, and one of the prolific Italian composer’s best-known works of art. Featuring world-class guest soloists and a powerhouse orchestra, the Symphony’s production of the […]