Local artist, educator, choreographer, stage director, dancer, and creator Tandy Beal came up to KZSC to talk about her art and her next upcoming event, the HereAfterHere.
This full-length work asks the perennial question — “What happens after we die?” It braids dance, visual narrative, circus, text and music to make a rich mosaic of contemporary and traditional concepts of the afterlife — with a mix of humor, magical visuals and kinetic poetry. Dancers and actors are directed by Tandy Beal with original music by Jon Scoville.
One might ask, “If there is an afterlife, where is it located? Is it exclusionary? Why is it for eternity? How do we get in, and what’s the price of admission?” Or you might think along the lines of Gertrude Stein who said, “There is no answer. There never has been an answer. There never will be an answer. And that’s the answer!” Whatever your thoughts are, this concert is a time when we can explore this mystery together.
To hear our show in its entirety, please click on the play button below.
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This concert sold out all performances last year so buy early! You can buy tickets (starting August 9) at www.santacruztickets.com or call the Santa Cruz Civic box office 831-420-5260. ($15-35 + box office fees)
FREE EVENTS in Association with the Concert:
Bookshop Santa Cruz Discussion:
Tuesday, August 30 at 7:30 pm. Here is the link.
A workshop about being a supportive presence at the end of life with Jan Landry, Julie Boudreau, Alexandra Kennedy & Tandy Beal at First Congregational Church Santa Cruz. Thursday, September 1, at 6:30 pm
Q&A with Ann Pomper (Hospice Director) and Artists. Crocker Theatre. Friday, September 9, Post Show
Q&A with Rev. Deborah L. Johnson of Inner Light Ministries, Crocker Theatre, Saturday, Sept 10, Post-showAlways be Prepared: planning your future financial and healthcare needs, Inner Light Center, Soquel, Monday, Sept 12 at 7 pmArt in the Loop, Community TV with Denise Gallant, Bruce Lee, Tandy Beal and Nada Miljkovic, Televised throughout the monthBenefit for Hospice of Santa Cruz County, Friday Sept 9th Concert and Reception, $50. Details call 831-430-3082