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Jesse Autumn Featured

Jesse Autumn: Featured Musician

Just as some visual artists use music for inspiration while they draw, paint or sculpt, Jesse Autumn uses visual art as inspiration for her music. When she enters the recording studio, the local harpist/pianist/vocalist adorns her piano with images that fuel her imagination. “I bring little tiny postcards of paintings that I’m really into, or […]

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Opal del Sol

Performer Spotlight: Opal del Sol

Opal del Sol has a passion for expressive movement. She first got involved in the Santa Cruz dance community by attending weekly ecstatic dances. Later she started attending the weekly West Cliff Lighthouse fire gatherings and was inspired to start learning fire staff. After she began doing local solo performances, Opal joined Goldtown Burlesque. Gold Town […]

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Daniel Mollner ecstatic dance DJ

Performer Spotlight: Daniel Mollner

Daniel Mollner is inspiring the Santa Cruz community to move. He is influential through his own movement, and maybe even more so through his leadership. Daniel shares his joy for dance because it moves him deeply. He writes on his website: I am totally devoted to bringing the power of dance to all who want […]

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Samba Stilt Circus

Performer Spotlight: Samba Stilt Circus

Samba Stilt Circus is a creative group of dancers, circus artists, stilt walkers,and musicians. The troupe has been performing together since 2006. Samba Stilt Circus mixes traditional Brazilian rhythms with original music using percussion instruments.

 Samba stilt circus brings the creative, musical, and theatrical spirit of Santa Cruz to events both near and far.The mission […]

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Dyami Tivon Kaplan

Performer Spotlight: Dyami Tivon Kaplan

Dyami Kaplan is local fire performer, teacher, student, and prop builder who is inspired by movement. Dyami’s foundation in performance is based in movement and the understanding of mechanics. Dyami was guided towards movement study through inspiration from his teacher. He participated in the dance program at Cabrillo College where we worked with fellow circus performer, Sarah […]

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Richard Hartnell Contact juggling

Performer Spotlight: Richard Hartnell

Voracious autodidact Richard Hartnell once got kicked out of a community college in Bellingham, Washington for having too many credits. After half a decade spent traveling the US and Europe as a renowned circus artist, he was offered a scholarship to UC Santa Cruz where he is presently studying human biology and cognitive science.   […]

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Brynne Flidais

Brynne Flidais

Brynne Flidais is a local performer, artist, and movement educator. Brynne has been creating innovative dance happenings for stages, dance companies, festivals, flash mobs, major events, and streets throughout the U.S. since 2004. She studied movement science at the university level and earned a science degree in Kinesiology. She gives form to music and rhythm […]

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Serpent Sanctum

Featured Artists: Serpent Sanctum

Serpent Sanctum is facilitating empowerment, healing and the arts through sacred serpent wisdom. Serpent Sanctum is a local group that not only shares their art through performance, but also offers workshops for women who want to explore the healing associated with serpent dance. Amrita Devidasi, founder and president of Serpent Sanctum, writes on the group’s facebook […]

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