Tannery World Dance & Cultural Center(TWDCC) facilitates a working home for professional world & contemporary dance artists, while providing dance education that is committed to access, equity, and excellence.
Tannery World Dance & Cultural Center’s (TWDCC) programming nurtures, promotes and supports professional and emerging artists from Santa Cruz and the Bay Area. While allowing traditional art forms to flourish, we encourage world and contemporary artists to take risks, probe traditional definitions, and forge new ideas.
Unique to Santa Cruz, Tannery World Dance & Cultural Center(TWDCC) provides a platform for artists of color, artists using traditional structures in contemporary performance to tell their story, and artists looking to breakthrough established forms of presentation. TWDCC provides ongoing community conversation; audiences have opportunities to watch, engage, and learn from performance, curated festivals, artists talks, and community dance classes. TWDCC links artists, audiences, and community through our cultural center on the Tannery Arts Center Campus and through partnerships with civic and cultural organizations throughout Santa Cruz County.