Combined SC Hula Halau

Santa Cruz World Arts Festival 2018

HERO IMAGE – Hula School of Santa Cruz, Te Hau Nui and Kuhai Halau O Mehana Pa ‘Olapa Kahiko perform at 2015 SC Ethnic Dance Festival – photo credit: Beppe Sabatini

Tannery World Dance + Cultural Center presents…

2018 Santa Cruz World Arts Festival

Celebrate culturally rich music and dance from around the world at the Santa Cruz World Arts Festival on October 8th & 9th, 2016!

This month-long festival includes FREE DANCE AND MUSIC EVENTS throughout Santa Cruz, including:

 

 

2018 Santa Cruz World Arts Festival Family Days

Saturdays Sept 10 – Oct 1st at Santa Cruz Public Library Locations

Malena Vega at 2008 San Jose Mariachi Festival - Photo Credit-Timothy Fuette

Malena Vega – Photo by Timothy Fuette

Sept 10th (Aptos Branch) 11:00am – noon BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

Baile Folklórico with Malena Vega! Mexican Folkloric Dance for the whole family!

Explore basic folklórico skills of calentamiento (body warm-ups), técnica (footwork), rhythmic patterns and vocabulary. Learn a fun choreography, and a piece of regional history and culture — all through music and dance! 

 

 

Revital Carroll, Odissi Performer and Instructor

Revital Carroll, Odissi Performer and Instructor

 

Sept 17th (Downtown Branch) 11:00am – noon

Odissi – Introduction to the exotic rhythms and moves of East Indian Dance with Revital Carroll

Become a temple dancer for a day! Odissi is a devotional dance form originating in the temples of ancient India. Sculptured poses, fluid grace, and impeccable rhythm characterize this vibrant art form.

 

 

 

A20F8518-CC79-4ED2-9146-4E2F09648720Sept 24th (Scotts Valley Branch) 11:00am – noon

Haitian Folkloric Dance with S. Merriman-Roberts


Experience the world of Haitian Folklore through rhythm, songs, and dance.

 

shapeimage_2-1Oct. 1st (Capitola Library) 11:00am – noon

Capoeira with Raízes do Brasil (Roots of Brazil)
Play your way to strength, coordination and flexibility while singing in Portuguese! Capoeira blends martial arts, music, dance, culture and camaraderie! Circle up! Join the roda and play capoeira in this fun and fantastic workshop for kids of all ages!

 

2015 SC Ethnic Dance Festival Line Up

2015 SC Ethnic Dance Festival Photos by Beppe Sabatini

2014 SC Ethnic Dance Festival Line Up