In the last couple of years, Santa Cruz has become a dance boomtown, and a big part of that is the subgenre of aerial dance. Aerialists are dancers who perform on ropes, hoops or long strands of silk at times 10 or 20 feet off the ground. Aerialists like the Gravity Girls and Miranda Janeschild’s Mir And A Company are long established in the area.
Now comes Lunacy Productions, who are playing a three-night gig this weekend at the Cypress Lounge in Santa Cruz. Lunacy attracted attention last December when its dancers put on a performance called “Holiday Spice: Naughty & Nice” to mark the holidays. Now, spring fever is on their mind, as the Lunacy performers put together “Pre-Quinox: A Springtime Interruption of the Mundane.” Ticket info is here.
In April, Canadian aerialist Kevin O’Connor and his troupe are scheduled for a big performance at the Vet’s Hall in Santa Cruz as part of the Santa Cruz Dance winter/spring schedule. We’ll provide some coverage of that event as we get closer. Meanwhile, here’s a taste of what to expect from the O’Connor group: