Dancing in the Streets
Dancing as an Expression of Drumming
Drumming and dancing. Dancing and drumming. Like the chicken and the egg, drumming and dancing are as inseparable as the heartbeat and the breath.
Those of us living in the oasis called Santa Cruz have the good fortune to keep company with myriads of gifted dancers representing vast arrays of cultures and styles. Dancing in the Streets celebrates our good fortune, and on this page we share with you our grattitude to the gods and to the dancers who share with us their joy.
We feature Santa Cruz' Dancing in the Streets, which is part of National Dance Week and features local dancers. But we gladly acknowledge dancers from all corners of our world.
When: Friday, February 24
Where: Mello Center, Watsonville CA
Fee: $5 Students/Seniors - $10 Adults
Watsonville High Dance hosts the 14th annual fund raiser to benefit students seeking to further their education. Featuring performances from a variety of genres and cultures by Shakti Bakti, Desert Dream, Watsonville Taiko, Luis Sanches, Natureza African Dance Co. and many others.
The show pomises great entertainment and fun at a terrific bargain. Dr. Tom gives it two thumbs up! And it's for a great cause!
Shakti Bhakti Ensemble
Shakti Bhakti Ensemble is a local bay-area dance group dedicated to the exposition of classical Indian dance and eastern spiritual art. They offer classes, workshops and performances on a regular basis.
Santa Clara Travel Show
Shakti Bhakti Ensemble will perform three Odissi Dance choreographies on the Global Beats stage at the Santa Clara Travel Show.When: Sunday, February 12, 2017
Where: Santa Clara Convention Center
Shakti Bhakti Ensemble will perform the Odissi dance choreography titled "Hari Om" at Cultura Caliente: A multi cultural dance performanceWhen: Friday, February 24, 2017
Where: Mello Theater, Watsonville CA
More info for Shakti Bhakti's events at http://shaktibhakti.com
Abhinaya Dance Company
The Abhinaya Dance Company of San Jose was founded by its Artistic Director Mythili Kumar in 1980, to present innovative and professional quality performances of South Indian classical dance forms.
Spring RecitalWhen: April 1, 2017
Where: School of Arts & Culture at Mexican Heritage Plaza, San Jose
Rasika Kumar Solo PerformanceWhen: May 6, 2017
Where: Cubberley Theater, Palo Alto, CA
More info for Abhinaya Dance Company's events at http://abhinaya.org
Dancing In The Streets 2015
While we were not able to attend every performance of this year's event, we did manage to capture on video a good selection from the schedule. Please enjoy.