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Virtual Performing Arts Experiences

We are excited to offer these new online programs for the whole family to enjoy at home!

Virtual Performing Arts programs are generously funded by the Carlsbad Friends of the Arts.

Virtual Programs  

Edges Frayed Workshops

Through this series of workshops, learn to create lovely at-home embroidery artworks through three pre-recorded workshops with easy-to-follow instructions. Lessons are created by local professional artists Bhavna Mehta, Michelle Montjoy and Irma Sofia Poeter as part of the William D. Cannon Gallery exhibit, Edges Frayed. These interactive lessons are suitable for adults and students ages 10 and up, no experience needed.


Aging Creatively with San Diego Dance Theater: DANCE

Aging Creatively dance classes from San Diego Dance Theater provide an enriching opportunity for seniors to share the joy of movement while enhancing the health and well-being of each individual. Gentle dance movements promote strength, agility, coordination, balance and mental clarity.

This series of four 45-minute classes is specifically designed for moving bodies 55+ years of age. This class is adapted to accommodate the physical needs of the participants (i.e., use of chairs, walls to hold onto, etc.) and welcomes for beginners with no dance experience.

Yvonne Gagliardo began her modern dance training at the University of California Santa Barbara, then moved to San Diego, began dancing with Jean Isaacs as a graduate student at San Diego State University and has been with San Diego Dance Theater for over 25 years. In addition, she has taught and choreographed in numerous colleges, high schools, elementary schools and studios in San Diego County. With a Masters in PE/Exercise Physiology, Yvonne has also worked as a Health Educator for Sharp Mission Park Medical Group for 20 years and has an extensive knowledge of senior wellness. Her class movement style is influenced by Jean Isaacs, Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham.

Virtual Performing Arts programs are generously funded by the Carlsbad Friends of the Arts.

Past Events

Artist Talk with MandoBasso: MUSIC

Saturday, June 27, 2 p.m.

In the spirit of Starring Artists, journey through the minds of MandoBasso during this virtual Artist Talk. Hosted by Branden Muresan, gain insight into what makes these artists tick and what drives and inspires them through a live interview. Participants will also receive free access to MandoBasso’s album!

MandoBasso is a duo featuring Carlsbad resident Gunnar Biggs on bass and CSU San Marcos professor Bill Bradbury on mandolin, performing new compositions, arrangements of traditional music, classical music, jazz and ragtime.

Branden Muresan is a professional violinist, teacher and conductor and currently teaches at Grossmont College, Mira Costa College and Saddleback College. As a conductor, he leads the Mira Costa Symphony Orchestra and the Southern California Philharmonic Orchestra.