Join us at the Tannery Arts Center for a weekend celebrating the diversity of dance artists from around the world.
Saturday, October 13th / at the Tannery Arts Center
12-4PM / FREE dance performances on the Tannery promenade. Join us for over 24 dance groups from the Santa Cruz and Bay Area.
7:30PM / Ticketed performance in the Colligan Theater celebrating TWDCC’s Diaspora Performance Project artists; Shawn Merriman Roberts, Oumou Faye, Vivien Boussamina, Arnaud Loubayi, and Mandjou Kone
Tannery Talks hosts an exclusive before performance round table with TWDCC’s Diaspora Performance Project artists. This FREE event inside the Colligan Theater explores the history of African dance and dance of the African Diaspora that has been thriving in the Santa Cruz community for over 25 years.
Sunday, October 14th / at the Tannery Arts Center
12-4PM / FREE Workshops from World Arts Festival artists every hour. See a performance you loved on Saturday and want to take a class, come by TWDCC on Sunday and enjoy beginner level classes from around the world.
Month of September / in partnership with Santa Cruz Public Libraries
Santa Cruz Public Libraries in partnership with TWDCC’s Diaspora Performance Project present FREE classes celebrating Artists of the African Diaspora.
FREE classes will be held at the Downtown Library on:
Saturday, September 22nd / 11:30-12:30PM (Haitian Dance w/ Shawn Merriman Roberts)
Saturday, September 29th / 10:30-11:30AM (Congolese w/ Vivien Boussamina)
Saturday, October 6th / 11:30-12:30PM (Senegalese w/ Oumou Faye)
TWDCC’S Featured Diaspora Performance Project Artists: