The contorting gymnasts have been a troupe for 30 years, but their art dates back before Christ’s birth. During the Han Dynasty, these folk Chinese amusements supplanted stuffy formal court entertainment.
Income inequality is at a higher level now than during the Great Depression. So during Santa Clara’s production of Clifford Odet’s 1935 play, “Awake and Sing!,” audiences can find striking similarities between themselves and a struggling three-generation Jewish American family in the 1930s Bronx.
During her senior year of high school, Santa Clara first-year Riley O’Connell wrote a 15-minute slam poem that earned her a spot among five finalists vying to be 2015’s Denver Youth Poet Laureate. It was her first official poetry performance.
As the sun went down, the lights stayed on in San Jose’s South First Area (SoFA) district. Every first Friday of the month, local spots keep their doors open late, offering self-guided tours of art galleries, sizzling munchies from well-regarded restaurants and performances by local bands.
Santa Clara was treated to a whirlwind festival of food, music, dancing and art on Sunday, as Global Village fused together elements from the Multicultural Center’s diverse clubs. This year’s theme was “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!”