Every seat is a front-row seat at Triton Free Friday monthly performances. One Friday every month from Sept. through June, we have fresh and varied performances in the exquisite and intimate Triton Museum of Art. From Shakespeare to swing, ballet to Bharatanatyam, symphonies to soloists, and even a special mini-musical from the Lyric Theater.
Say hello again to old favorites and discover new ones. See friends, tour the Triton galleries, visit the gift shop, get coupons from local restaurants and enjoy refreshments provided by Santa Clara Sister Cities to help sponsor their outstanding exchange programs. Everyone’s welcome, so bring the kids. Shows start at 7:30 p.m. and run about an hour.
The season starts Friday Sept. 5, 2014 with Shri Krupa Dance. Besides being the oldest classical Indian dance company in the Bay Area, Shri Krupa’s performances are a richly colorful treat for the eyes. The evening will include selections from the company’s repertory of gorgeously costumed, highly expressive Bharata Natyam dance with live accompaniment by traditional musicians. Shri Krupa Director Vishal Ramani is known for both her artistry in the classical dance tradition as well as her openness to innovation.
On Oct. 3, 2014 we have Dave Rocha Jazz, and on Nov. 7, 2014 Tezkatlipoka Aztec Dance & Drum will present a very special Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration. On Dec. 5, following the annual Christmas Lighting, the Santa Clara Ballet will delight us with treats from its annual Nutcracker show. No reservations needed.
Triton Free Fridays are sponsored by the City of Santa Clara (www.santaclaraca.gov), with volunteers from the Santa Clara Cultural Commission, Santa Clara Sister Cities Association (www.santaclarasistercities.org), and the Santa Clara Performing Arts Foundation (www.santaclaraarts.org). Follow us at www.facebook.com/tritonfridayperformances.