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24 May 2020
Arts & Culture

Celebrating the Dead 

A cool breeze filled the Evergreen Cemetery with the fresh smell of eucalyptus trees and copal, two scents invoking divine contemplation. Bright orange cempasuchil petals adorned the rows of graves, guiding the spirits toward their altars. Community members enjoyed warm pozole and champurrado, while the…

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Celebrando a los muertos 

Una brisa fresca llenó el aire del cementerio Evergreen con las aromas de eucalipto y copal, dos olores que invocan contemplación divina. Los pétalos de cempasúchil de color anaranjado fosforescente adornaban los pasillos de las tumbas, guiando a los espíritus hacia sus altares. Lxs devotxs…

40 Years of Chautauqua New Works Festival 

Loving yourself means being scared, screaming and being true to your emotions. The Chautauqua New Works Festival’s acts encapsulate the human experience through emotionally moving  performances. UC Santa Cruz’s Barnstorm Theater presented its first weekend of Chautauqua New Works Festival, now in its 40th year,…

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Todavía se Puede 

César Chávez’s spirit continues in today’s activism. With inspiration from their ancestors and elders, a new generation of Latinx activists are fighting for liberation. The Chicanx and Latinx Resource Center (El Centro) invited panel speakers Judy de los Santos and Elias Gonzalez for the 16th…

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The Universal Language of Dance 

Dance is a transmutation of energy. It’s a release of pain and anxiety through the catharsis of movement. UC Santa Cruz hip-hop dance troupe Haluan presented “En Route Showcase,” providing dancers space to demonstrate the vulnerability of humanity while celebrating the beauty of art and…

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Archives Revisit ’60s Art 

Fluxkits, posters for happenings and photos of a Thor-inspired production of “Julius Caesar.” You can find all of these at “Education and the Avant Garde: How Fluxus Artists Shaped the Arts at UC Santa  Cruz.”  Fluxus artists challenge the conventional definition of art. Their work…