Performing Arts


Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Words and gestures

In her choreography, Hope Mohr explores that what happens when children first discover the ability to use language

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Creative hacking

New media artist Laura Wright's artistic end game; Mario Avila in the ballroom

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Leading ‘The Way’

Actor Steve Capasso channels good and evil on stage; Ruth Fisher's Dancenter champions special-needs dancers

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013


What's behind the amazing and remarkable (not to mention, numerous) connections between Santa Cruz and Bali?

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Conflict resolution

Does modern dance have anything meaningful to say about war, racism and oppression? Karl Schaffer says yes

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

At least in Santa Cruz, National Dance Week is an occasion for celebration of dance of all kinds

By WALLACE BAINE Santa Cruz is moving. In fact, it’s always in motion. For decades, Santa Cruz has enjoyed an astoundingly rich and diverse dance subculture from ballet to contemporary to folk and all shades in between....

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Sharon Took-Zozaya’s STAMPING ZEBRA DANCE THEATRE and Carol Fields’ VIZ-ART-DANCE presents: It’s About Time

Three performances by two intriguing dance companies in the multi-media dance theatre works-in-progress: It’s About Time SATURDAY APRIL 20/8PM FRIDAY & SATURDAY APRIL 26 & 26/8PM The 418 Project 418 Front Street Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Kirby Scudder: Abra Allan keeps Santa Cruz moving at Motion Pacific

Back Flap, Chug, Dig Ball, Flea Hop, Pickup Change, Railroad, Shim Sham, Vamp. These are just some of the many terms used in teaching the art of tap dancing. Count Basie once said “If you play a...

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Lorraine Kinnamon’s Te Hau Nui dance school fires passion for island dance in mainland dancers

{ MARCH 10, Two shows, 1 and 5 p.m. (remember Daylight Savings Time). Aptos High School Performing Arts Center, 100 Mariner Way, Aptos. $22 general; $15 students, seniors and children, advance; $3 more at the door. Details:...

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

The choreography of history

In ‘Prime Movers,’ the pioneers of the rich Santa Cruz County dance community look back at how far they’ve come { FRIDAY, JAN. 25, 7:30 p.m. Crocker Theatre on the campus of Cabrillo College. $13 general; $11...

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