Head to the California Center of the Arts, Escondido, on October 22 for a dance performance you’ll never forget!
Shaping Sound is an electrifying mash-up of dance styles and musical genres brought to life on stage by a company of contemporary dancers who rose to fame on So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing With The Stars. Dance Magazine described the troupe as, “fierce, volcanic, and eclectic.”
Under the Artistic Direction of Emmy-nominated choreographer, Travis Wall, audiences of all ages will marvel at the exhilarating collaboration of this jaw-dropping dance troupe whose explosive choreography, dynamic rhythm, speed, and physical strength give shape and form to sound.
With a mission of bringing people together to discover, create and celebrate both the visual and performing arts, the California Center for the Arts, Escondido is the cultural center of North San Diego County.
The Center’s unique campus includes a 1,500-seat concert hall, a 400-seat theater, a contemporary art museum, art and dance studios, and a full-service conference center with meeting and banquet facilities ready to host corporate gatherings, weddings and other special life events.
Since its launch, the Center has grown to live up to its original civic vision, becoming a multi-faceted nonprofit arts foundation attracting more than 300,000 people annually to its performances, festivals and arts education programs. It is the largest multidisciplinary cultural organization in the region and a true community resource, serving more than 800,000 people living throughout San Diego’s North County as well as visitors from outside the area.
The sprawling campus includes a 1,523-seat Concert Hall and a 404-seat Center Theater, and over the years these venues have played host to local and international musicians, symphonies, dance troupes, comedians, acclaimed theater and musical productions, and more. The Center boasts the most acoustically advanced Concert Hall in Southern California as well as the intimate Center Theater, which is ideal for smaller performances.
Art of all mediums and disciplines, created by professional and student artists, has been hung in the Center’s modern and spacious 9,000-square-foot Museum. In addition, the award-winning, 17,000-square-foot Conference Center is a top gathering place for businesses and organizations large and small, with a grand ballroom, versatile meeting spaces and banquet facilities. The Conference Center is also an excellent and elegant host for private dinners, lavish weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs and other special events.
Since its founding, the Center has been dedicated to its mission to promote the arts and their power for community building and enhancement, and to enrich the lives of all within its reach, by providing artistic and cultural opportunities of the highest quality. Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2014, the Center is looking ahead to a bright future with a better-than-ever roster of performances and events that will inspire, educate, entertain and engage the local community as well as the many visitors who flock to the region each year.
The Center also runs an extensive education program and produces free community events, such as the Jazz Jam Sessions, 4th of July celebration, Day of the Dead Festival, Holiday Tree Lighting and WOW First Wednesdays performances.
The Center’s activities are guided by a Board of Trustees and an administration and staff who are dedicated to furthering arts entertainment and arts education in the community, by sustaining and expanding programs that provide cultural enrichment for residents of North County and beyond.