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Run by Families, Run for Families
It's a Friday evening at the Santa Cruz Center for Culture, and as the Aztlan Dance Company rehearses its production of Reflexiones '02, the company shows how after 30 years it's still not only an exhilarating dance company, but very much a family affair.
"...It's a Friday evening, and at the Santa Cruz Center for Culture, rehearsal is just getting started..."

Nov. 8, 2002 Arts Feature by Sarah Hepola

The Quest for Aztlan
Roen Salinas Searches for -- and Finds -- Life in Folklórico
"...photograph by Kenny Braun..."

April 24, 1998 Arts Feature by Mary Jane Garza

Poetry as Activism
Raul Salinas' Passion for Literature and Life
"......"

March 21, 1997 Books Feature by Phil West

2016 Long Fringe Canceled
Permit issue leads FronteraFest to shut down part of festival
"...For the first time in its 23-year history, FronteraFest has..."

Jan. 22, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Miracle on E. 7th St.
After 25 Years, Ruperto Reyes Brings Magic Back Home
"...photograph by Minh Carrico For Ruperto Reyes, Jr., Petra's Pecado brings him full circle...."

Feb. 14, 1997 Arts Feature by James E. Garcia

Aztlan Dance Company's The Enchilada Western: Texas Deep Fried
In the troupe's latest choreodramas, dancing desperados persisted and partied
"...I first visited the company at its home, the Santa Cruz Theater (then the Santa Cruz Center for Culture)..."

Aug. 31, 2018 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

Different Stages' Mrs. Mannerly
Jeffrey Hatcher's nostalgic comedy gently leads the audience back to small-town Ohio in the Sixties
"...difference between "Good morning" and "Good day"? How many forks do you really need in a place setting? Why..."

April 7, 2017 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

The Place Where Worlds Join
Aztlan Dance Company explores the cultural interaction of old and new in Veracruz
"...For those of you who are unfamiliar with Veracruz, it's..."

Feb. 20, 2004 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

Xicano Dreams: Earth, Life, and Labors of Love
This melding of sci-fi and ancient myth found a powerful beat that made it hard not to move
"...Xicano Dreams: Earth, Life, and Labors of LoveSanta Cruz Center for Culture, 1805 E. Seventh Sept. 6..."

Sept. 12, 2014 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

Theatre Thievery, Part 4
The Santa Cruz Center for Culture is the fourth Eastside theatre to be hit by thieves in the last five months
"...Blue, the Vortex, and Arts on Real. Now the Santa Cruz Center for Culture. The performing arts venue on..."

March 25, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

A Raisin in the Sun
Pro Arts Collective's new production of A Raisin in the Sun does credit to Lorraine Hansberry's powerful script. Even though it runs for three hours, the show is gripping to the very end.
"...Santa Cruz Center for Culture,..."

Feb. 16, 2001 Arts Review by Mary Jane Garza

Eastward (S)ho(w)!
The soon-to-be-built play! Theatre adds a seventh performing arts venue east of the interstate
"...Ten years ago, the Eastside was a lonely outpost for a theatre. When the Vortex Repertory Company reclaimed an..."

July 2, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

A Fine Romance
This Valentine's Day, Austin is blessed with opportunities to explore romance on stage, and here are some samples.
"...know something about both cabaret and love. He's been performing the great popular songs of the 20th century for..."

Feb. 14, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

"Master Harold" … and the boys
This Pro Arts Collective production of Athol Fugard's "Master Harold" … and the boys sneaks up on you, seeming mundane at the outset but in the end delivering a dramatic power that draws tears.
"..."Master Harold" -- and the boys: Unexpected PowerSanta Cruz Center for Culture,..."

June 21, 2002 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

El Gran Circo: The Aztlan Circus
In the same way that Aztlan Dance Company has revolutionized Latin dance, they take the circus and run with it in their new production, El Gran Circo: The Aztlan Circus
"...Santa Cruz Center for Culture, through March 4..."

March 2, 2007 Arts Review by Patti Hadad

Collectivos: Seeds Of Our Ancestors
"...Santa Cruz Center for Culture..."

Oct. 29, 1999 Arts Feature by Barbejoy A. Ponzio

Exhibitionism
"...BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY: ON EDGE AND EAGER FOR MORE..."

Feb. 26, 1999 Arts Review

BS3 Improv & Sketch Comedy Fest Schedule
"...Theatres members) gets you into all shows. Individual tickets for the Palmer Auditorium shows are $12. All other shows..."

April 17, 1998 Arts Feature

Filigree Theatre’s Betrayal
The studied, steady cast make bold choices with Pinter’s familiar script and show us a side of adultery not often considered
"...first scene of Harold Pinter's 1979 Olivier Award winner for Best New Play. It seems, at first blush, like..."

Oct. 6, 2017 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years
In Pro Arts Collective's admirable production of Having Our Say, the intimacy of the performing space and warmth of the show's two actresses make the experiences of the centenarian Delany sisters -- and the history they have lived -- come alive in a remarkably personal way.
"...Having Our Say: Heroism in a Quiet Living RoomSanta Cruz Center for Culture,..."

Oct. 12, 2001 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Dia de los Muertos
"...LA PEÑA and ALLGO/INFORME SIDA celebrate Dia de los Muertos, 1996. Fri, Oct..."

Nov. 1, 1996 Column

Theatre en Bloc's Neva
Asking what difference art makes in the face of revolution, Theatre en Bloc delivers an engrossing production
"...Aleko delivers a long, elaborate speech confessing his love for Olga, the winding threads of which are reminiscent of..."

March 3, 2017 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

In the Austin premiere of Santos & Santos, a contemporary drama by El Paso native Octavio Solis, Nushank Theater Collective smoothly plays out a tale of Chicano brothers coming to terms, with culture, power, and the nightmare of pursuing the American Dream.
"...Santos & Santos: Crime Family Santa Cruz Center for Culture,..."

Dec. 1, 2000 Arts Review by Mary Jane Garza

Art Fun in the Summertime
May
"...Alan Roth: Robotics..."

May 21, 1999 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Movers & Shakers
A guide to Austin dance
"...arts scene and may not crowd the calendar with performances as the theatre and classical music scenes do, but..."

Dec. 4, 2015 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

Aztlan Dance Company: A Dancer's Life
Longtime Aztlan dancer Stephanie Mayorga Keeton doesn't just like to dance: She needs to dance
"...until the company's first full-length show at the Long Center opens – marking the beginning of a partnership between..."

June 27, 2008 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

Chicken and Beans
Chicken and Beans, a dance / variety show created and performed by Heloise Gold and Leticia Rodriguez, gives the viewer vibrant multi-sensory glimpses into the performers' Jewish and Hispanic heritages, respectively, revealing the cultural environments which molded these two women into the talented performers they are.
"...Chicken and Beans: It's What's for DanceSanta Cruz Center for Culture,..."

May 31, 2002 Arts Review by M.B. Rice

Aztlan Underground
In 'Aztlan Underground,' Aztlan Dance Company again shatters Latin dance stereotypes, twirling the pieces and making a mosaic of its own contemporary style
"...Santa Cruz Center for Culture, through Aug. 21..."

Aug. 19, 2005 Arts Review by Patti Hadad

Articulations
A new tool in finding performance space in Austin.
"...companies and chamber music ensembles and orchestras and other performing arts groups we enjoy in Austin, it's that the..."

July 14, 2000 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Arts & Entertainment
"...long corridors of the movie multiplexes when you're late for a movie, now, do you?..."

Sept. 24, 1999 Best of Austin Feature

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