April l17th -
The artistry and wit of the beloved Beverly Blossom (1926-2014) will be celebrated with live performances of her works, a panel discussion, guest artists, and rarely seen films at the 92nd Street Y, June 1-3, in a Beverly Blossom Festival. Describing the one-of-a-kind artist, Jennifer Dunning called Blossom "a daring, vividly imaginative solo performer...one of the most distinguished - and zaniest - solo performers in modern dance." (from the Blossom obituary, November 3, 2014).
Friday & Saturday, June 1 & 2 at 8 PM and Sunday June 3 at 3 PM, will feature full performances on the Y's "Dig Dance" series of Blossom's works:
Cello Lessons (2003) A tribute to Blossom's late, very generous, sister, who was going to buy Beverly a beautiful chair. "If you buy me a chair," stated Blossom, I'll just sit in it. Why don't you buy me a cello?"
Dancer: Tandy Beal
Music: Saint-Saens, Boccherini
Hat by Beverly Blossom
We are currently in our last classroom residencies of the 2017-2018 school year. This ArtSmart program was in 8 Santa Cruz County and 11 Monterey Unified School District Elementary Schools.
Schools and Communities served this year include:
Bayview, Monarch Community, Mountain, Green Acres, San Lorenzo Valley, Ohlone, Alianza, Amesti, La Mesa, Marshall, Olson, Del Rey Wood, Marina Vista, Monte Vista, Foothill, Ord Terrace, Crumpton, King, and HIghland Elementaries.
Local celebrity world dance and music groups take the stage to demonstrate rhythms of the world as expressed through music and dance! Get ready for a fun ride as we travel around the globe to Spain, Brazil, Japan, India, Hawai’i, Mexico... and get a sneak peek of dance, music and culture from around the world!
Combining Indigenous-Venezuelan, West African and Spanish-European influences, this dynamic ensemble shares the sounds and cultural traditions of Venezuela with vitality, energy and color, performing a wide range of music from folkloric songs and spiritual chants of the Venezuelan countryside to contemporary urban dance compositions.
Immerse yourself on an adventure in Latin percussion as Ka-Hon shares rhythms and songs from Peru, Mexico, Spain, Cuba and Venezuela in this highly interactive and engaging performance. Featuring Grammy © Award Winners: Braulio Barrera, Javier Cabanillas, and Omar Ledezma, Jr., and outstanding Bay Area performers: José Roberto Hernandez and Pedro Rosales.
Tandy Beal & Company's ArtSmart Family Concerts offer a live performance series where children can introduce their parents, grandparents and friends to the arts and discover together music and dance from around the world!
In this 8-class session you will move from simple shapes into Star-dom! Learn how to move through space, create shapes with your body, invent movement by yourself and with the group, all by using your imagination! (and a little guidance!)
In FUN-damentals of Dance! We help you unlock the secrets of creation to build your own movement masterpiece!
For Boys & Girls Club Members: http://boysandgirlsclub.info/
Join Paula Bliss for a Family Day of Summer Fun at the Monterey Museum of Art! Dances, songs and fun for everyone! FREE ADMISSION - More Info at: http://www.montereyart.org/event/summer-fun/
Stimulate your sense of wonder with delightful illusions, colorful props, fun, surprise, acrobatics, and rhythmic gymnastics. Anchored by veteran performer Saki, Tandy Beal’s choreography and Jon Scoville’s music, this concert will move from the joyful to the joyful!
With artful physical feats of strength and flexibility, juggling and illusions, audiences can be brought into the wonder that is all around us. Concentration and attention to detail are what make each circus act inspirational. Circus is a way of helping us see the extraordinary in the ordinary.
Showcasing a dazzling variety of world dance and music and you don’t even need a visa!
“This is what teaching and learning is all about: providing our children with the world of possibilities. The artists for the presentation were astounding. Every child was mesmerized by the sound, the sights and the interactions with the performers before and after the performance. This gives them a window to look through to experience a larger world of possibility.” ~Elementary Principal
The Composer’s Music Box--Gears and Levers - Michel Singher with his musicians will investigate what makes a piece of music be a piece of music. As we unwrap the composer’s present, we will ask what makes this note ‘right’ and another ‘wrong’.
Experience a wide range of styles, rhythms and songs from Cuba, México, Puerto Rico, Perú, and other Latin American Countries plus original compositions from Five-time Grammy-nominated percussionist John Santos -- one of the foremost exponents of Afro-Latin music in the world today!
Jose Roberto Hernandez - guitar, voice
Manuel Constancio - guitar, voice
John Santos - percussion
AZA’s founding members Fattah Abbou and Mohamed Aoualou are Berbers and hail from the High Atlas mountain region of Morocco. Their music brings to light the culture of the Berbers, the indigenous people of North Africa whose recorded history dates back 3300 years. Recognized as master musicians, Fattah and Mohamed formed AZA after moving to Santa Cruz eight years ago. Fattah and Mohamed will be joined by musicians Genoa Brown and Kevin Di Noto. Purchase Tickets for AZA Here!
Tandy Beal's dynamic and colorful Nutcracker-inspired show is back this Thanksgiving! Featuring folklorico, hip-hop, ballroom and madcap high-speed acrobatics, aerial acts, contortion, comedy juggling and live vocal music by the ensemble SoVoSó.
Onstage accompanying a cast of 30 dancers and world circus artists, SoVoSó is a tour de force singing the delicious musical bon-bons of Candyland. Breath-taking entertainment for all ages with circus, acrobats, dance, and music for the whole family.
SoVoSó, featuring Bryan Dyer, Zoe Ellis, Sunshine Becker, Vernon Bush, and David Worm, is a multi-cultural a cappella ensemble that sings a unique rhythmic mix of jazz, gospel, world and R&B music. SoVoSó continues to pioneer new horizons in contemporary vocal performance, bringing traditional world rhythms into the 21st century. They have toured in the US and Europe. Two SoVoSó members have performed with Bobby McFerrin’s Voicestra since 1993 (which is where they met Tandy). SoVoSó has shared the stage with Gladys Knight, Michael McDonald, Bobby McFerrin and Maya Angelou. Purchase Tickets Here for SoVoSó!
“SoVoSó is tight, soulful, and a whole lotta fun.”
— Bobby McFerrin
Introduce your family to the Arts! Tandy Beal & Company's ArtSmart Family Concert Series features award-winning artists in circus, music and dance and offers high-quality, interactive and affordable monthly concerts for families in downtown Santa Cruz!
Discount Tickets Available Here! Purchase tickets to our remaining concerts for reduced rates!
Hi Octane Dancing with dancers: Jessa deLancey, Mercedes Johnson, Lyndia Peralta, Lila Salhov, Micha Scott, Selah Scott
MICHA SCOTT DANCES! is the name of a new, interactive show with choreography created by Micha Scott. In addition to fast paced choreography, we explore the tools dancers use to give the audience a glimpse of the inner workings of modern dance. This is the first family show Micha has created. Inspired by her mentor Tandy Beal (in whose company she has performed), Micha wants to create something that will bring viewers a deeper understanding of how dancers and choreographers create, and to inspire others to become movement inventors.
Tandy Beal & Company performs at UCSC's Fiat Fifty Founders Celebration! A spectacular evening under the stars in celebration of trailblazers, radicals, and legends.
Tandy Beal & Company is honored to performed with award-winning vocal artists SoVoSo, international award-winning Chinese foot juggler Wang Hong, contortionist/hand-balancer Fleeky Flanco, Pole Climbers/Hoop Divers Dev and Colin, Hoop Dancer Natasha and an all-star cast of gymnasts and dancers featuring Saki! and several current UCSC students and UCSC alum! Thank you all who made this evening possible!
Experience Puerto Rican music and dance at Monterey Museum Family Days with Luna Rhythms! Join Ali Luna as he demonstrates the congas, barriles, maracas and more! Children can participate in call and response singing, create traditional drumming rhythms and learn the movements of Bomba! Click here for more info about this FREE event!
Dancer/choreographer Tandy Beal and her partner Jon Scoville have been invited to participate in a international conference on children’s art and education at Fundaçao Casa Grande in Nova Olinda, Brazil August 6th-10th.
The conference will bring together leading musicians, dancers, and teachers from Africa, Europe and North and South America to discuss new approaches to arts and education.
On June 7, Tandy Beal & Company will be recognized as Bargetto Winery's 2015 LA VITA beneficiary! Each year, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of LA VITA goes to a non–profit organization. This year, Tandy Beal & Company will be honored at Bargetto's LA VITA Release Party! Tandy Beal & Company is celebrating its 40th anniversary of bringing dance to the Santa Cruz community and is now interacting annually with 20,000 kids in Santa Cruz and neighboring counties. The LA VITA release party is set for Sunday, June 7, 2015 from 3-5 p.m. at Bargetto Winery. For tickets and more info, visit: www.bargetto.com
Students and Professional Artists share the stage during the culminating performance of our month-long award-winning residency program, Dance Around the World! Residencies were held FREE for 22 classrooms in 7 low income schools in 2015. By the end of this school year, our residencies will have reached over 600 students and 20 teachers as participants and almost 4,000 students, teachers and families as audience members!
Tandy Beal & Company presents a dazzling world of dance and music... and you don't even need a visa! Presented FREE for schools, our world dance concert will showcase the talent and artistry of Corazon en Flor (Ballet Folklorico from Mexico), John and Nancy Lingemann (Tango from Argentina), Bolivia Corazon de America (Folkloric Dance from Bolivia), Luh Andarawati (Balinese dance), Shakti Bhakti (Odissi dance from Orissa, India) and Bitezo Bia Kongo (dance and music from Congo)!
Tandy Beal performs in a tribute concert to one of her mentors, Murray Louis, on Sunday May 3rd. From the Horse’s Mouth celebrates the legendary Murray Louis, dancer, choreographer, teacher, mentor, and overall force of nature, who with Alwin Nikolais helped to shape the heart and history of dance at Henry Street Settlement. Twenty-five outstanding dancers, choreographers, critics, and friends of all ages will share their stories of Murray through their own unique styles of dance. Conceived and directed by Tina Croll and Jamie Cunningham.
A World Dance Showcase featuring Corazon en Flor (Ballet Folklorico from Mexico), John and Nancy Lingemann (Tango from Argentina), Corazon de Americas (Folkloric Dance from Bolivia), Luh Anderawati (folk and court dance from Bali, Indonesia), Shakti Bhakti (Odissi dance from Orissa, India and Arnaud Loubayi (Congolese dance). Experience the dazzling world of dance and music... and you don't even need a visa!
Tandy Beal will perform as part of a day-long conference on Radical Collaboration along with other speakers and performers at TedxSantaCruz 2015.
Tandy Beal is an award-winning dancer, director, instructor, performer, choreographer, and designer of artistic experiences. She served as artistic director for the Moscow Circus in Japan, the Pickle Family Circus, and since 1971, Tandy Beal & Company. She’s a theater arts dance lecturer at UC Santa Cruz who has brought world-renowned artists to area schools, 48 states, and the world. Tandy will dancing to music by her lifelong partner and composer, Jon Scoville.
Are you interested in learning fun ways to integrate Creativity, Critical Thinking, Collaboration and Communication with the Common Core and your school's curriculum? Join Tandy Beal & Company for an empowering workshop and learn how you can easily use dance, music, creative problem-solving and rhythm as an effective way to help children strengthen Common Core and curriculum skills.
Our workshop will be held Sunday, April 19th from 12:00-3:00pm * Workshop Fee is $35 * Please email to register and save your spot! firstname.lastname@example.org
A new company directed by Micha Scott, former soloist for Garth Fagan (choreographer for Lion King). A high-octane dancer herself, Ms. Scott creates work that delivers a fast paced, rhythmic and fun concert. Soloist in PBS special Griot in New York and featured in Time, Essence and Dance Magazines.