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.
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 Cruz Dance Week
Shakti Bhakti Ensemble will perform in the streets of Santa cruz twice on this special night.When: April 20th, 2017 5:30pm-9:00pm
Where: Pacific and Cooper Streets, Downtown Santa Cruz
More info for Shakti Bhakti's events at http://shaktibhakti.com
Duniya Dance & Drum CompanyFormed in April 2007, Duniya Dance and Drum Company creates dance and music from Punjab, India, and Guinea, West Africa, as well as unique blends of these forms and beyond.
Where We Belong: Artists in the Archive
On April 8th, South Asian American Digital Archive will host a day-long symposium bringing together artists, activists, academics, and archivists to explore ways to challenge the systematic erasure of stories of marginalized communities in America.When: Saturday, April 8
Where: Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Duniya Dance and Drum Company is looking for dancers trained in a variety of styles.
When: April 14
Where: Symbolic Dance and Fitness, 672 So. Van Ness, between 18th and 17th St.
More info for DD&DC's events at www.duniyadance.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 2017
We were unable to attend last year's celebration, but we were present and accounted for at a few of this year's great performances. Below, please find a sample of the evening's fare.
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.