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…
2016 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:
Sept 10th – Oct 1st (Saturdays at 11:00am) World Arts Festival Family Days Interactive Workshops with World Dance Artists – at Santa Cruz Public Library Locations
Oct 8th (11:00am – 4:00pm) Outdoor World Dance and Music Performances at the Tannery Arts Center
Oct 9th (10:00am – 5:00pm) Master classes with world dance artists for adults and children at the Tannery World Dance + Cultural Center
Plus, TICKETED EVENTS – New for 2016!
Oct 8th (7:30pm) Evening-length Performance with featured World Artists in the Colligan Theater at the Tannery.
2016 Santa Cruz World Arts Festival Family Days
Saturdays Sept 10 – Oct 1st at Santa Cruz Public Library Locations
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!
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.
Sept 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.
Oct. 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!