Upcoming Performances in 2018

Join us at Petaluma Arts Center on Friday, November 16 for this free event honoring the 2017 wildfires.

Using the artwork from Petaluma Art Center's current exhibition “Renewal Through Art” as inspiration, dancers from SoCo Dance Theater (Ali Dotti & Gloria E. Rubio Verduzco) and poets from PanGaia (Tami Gonell—sound healer, vocalist, and Joaquin Lopez—poet/healer) will be responding to theirs and others’ experiences during the 2017 wildfires with poetry, music, and dance. SoCo Dance Theater will also be showing their dance film “Wildfires through the Heartwood", which was recently shown at the San Francisco International Dance Film Festival.

Location: Petaluma Arts Center
Friday, November 16, 2018 | 7:00-9:00PM
FREE (donations gratefully accepted)

Remembering the Heartwood

Dances Commemorating the Impacts of the 2017 Wildfires

Children's Museum of Sonoma County

September 22, 2018  |  1-3pm

Dance Performance | Children's Dance Workshop | Film Showing


Join us as we remember the "Root 101" sculptures by Bruce Johnson that were lost in the 2017 fires as we dance with Megaflora, a new majestic sculpture by Johnson currently on exhibit at the Children's Museum of Sonoma County. 

Bring your kids to see a performance by SoCo Dance Theater followed by an opportunity for all to dance and move on and around the sculpture, accompanied by live percussion music. 

Our new dance film "Wildfires through the Heartwood" will also be playing inside Ella's Art Studio. The film features our dances in Root 101, the Bruce Johnson sculpture garden at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts. The film shows footage from before and then after the 2017 fires that damaged many of the sculptures. 

"Remembering the Heartwood" is a part of the Children's Museum of Sonoma County's Art Jam!, a monthly visiting artist series where families are invited to the Children's Museum to create art with a different visiting artist each month. 

Learn more at: http://www.cmosc.org/art-jam