Casa Candid: "Casa Captivating"
"The commissioned dances for Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens' Casa Kinetic: Contemporary Dance Collective transformed each of the sites that inspired the choreography. Lasting from sunset to dark, the shifting light lit the dancers and sparked the imagination." - Review by OC Weekly
Lara Wilson is the Co-Founder of The Assembly, an Orange County-based contemporary dance company formed in 2014. The Assembly will perform in Casa Kinetic: Contemporary Dance Collective, a new commission from Casa Romantica, on April 21. Casa Romantica spoke with Wilson about The Assembly's vision, works, and how community participation has made contemporary dance a familiar face in Orange County.
Laura Gorenstein Miller is the Founder and Artistic Director of Helios Dance Theater, a Los Angeles-based contemporary dance company formed in 1999 which is performing in Casa Kinetic: Contemporary Dance Collective, a new commission from Casa Romantica, on April 21. Casa Romantica spoke with Miller about Helios' transformative journey, new works, and unapologetic love of communicating through movement.
Paul Wiancko is a cellist and composer whose stirring performances have taken him around the world. He has performed with artists ranging from Midori and Yo-Yo Ma to Joe Cocker and Etta James, as well as touring with the award-winning Harlem String Quartet, Bird’s Eye Trio, and ACME orchestras. Casa Romantica spoke with Wiancko about the creative process, improvisation, and the power of classic music in a video interview.
Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens looks forward to an exciting 2017! Find out what plans and events will impact you, and plan to celebrate art, culture,and education often.
D. Yoder Family Sundays begin in January 2017 with FREE admission for all visitors to Casa Romantica between 10 am and 2 pm on the first Sunday of each month for activities and a noon-time program thematically based on Casa Romantica’s Casa Captivating programs for all ages.
Dr. James Doti has been known as Chapman University’s longest-running and most memorable President. He is a champion of the liberal arts and sciences who transformed the once unexceptional college into a prestigious university. Read on for 5 reasons that he is an exceptional Casa Up Close guest speaker.
Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens has commissioned renowned British artist Rebecca Louise Law to create a floral art installation. The artist will weave and hang 8,000 blooms for our gallery in June 2017. We need your help to grow the blooms needed to comprise this major floral + horticulture initiative.
Prior to Aya Kiyonaga's Casa Classic performance on Thursday, October 6, we asked the musician a few questions about playing the violin and about being part of a classical music performance. Read about why she believes music is so essential to the human experience.
Toast to the Casa 2016: Gran Ballo delle Maschere was the cultural center’s most successful special event to date. The gala, which raises critical funding for Casa Romantica’s year-round cultural programs, netted in excess of $135,000 from ticket sales, a live auction and a silent auction, a Fund-In-Need campaign, a Wall of Wine, and from sales of the Venetian masks and art photographs on display in the Main Gallery.