Where Dance and Community Meet!

This month’s danceXchange explores the creative process!

Join us for a beautiful evening of danceXchange on Tuesday, June 20th at 7:00PM at Old Town Temecula Community Theater. Family-friendly creativity in the Merc! Just $5. This month’s dance includes work by Seji Gaerlan, Mercy Barrial, Majesty Dancers, Amanda Rose Shind, and a special audience-created dance! Come create with us! #TemeculaDances  #LetsDance

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TUESDAY, JUNE 20

7:00PM

OLD TOWN TEMECULA THEATER: THE MERC

$5.00


 

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

An exchange of dance – live and screen performances!

danceXchange has always been known as an experience of shifting perspectives–an exchange, through dance.  This evening is no exception.  Set on the Old Town Temecula Community Theater Main Stage, we will experience works of substance by invited artists who are creating art through diverse perspectives.  We will enjoy live works created for the stage, as well as dance for the screen, as part of the Front & Main Film Festival.

Front & Main Film Festival/Audience Choice Awards:

The finalists for the Front & Main Film Festival will be screened during this evening, danceXchange @ Front & Main, with audience members casting their votes for their favorite dance films.

Get your advance tickets for danceXchange @ Front & Main, here.  Or purchase your ticket at the door!  All seats are just $5.00.

This eclectic evening will feature work by:

Alexandra Thomsen*

Amelia Unsicker**

Annalee Traylor*

Crystal Sepúlveda**

Danielle Smith*

Nicole Thomas**

Gabriel Williams*

Julie Satow Freeman**

The audience choice awards for the Front & Main Film Festival will be announced/presented at the final performance of Front & Main Dance Festival on Sunday, June 4th at 2:00PM.  Get your tickets for the final performance of Front & Main/Awards Ceremony, here.

**Choreographers sharing live dance for the stage
*Choreographers/Finalists sharing dance on screen, Front & Mail Film Festival

Navarasa Dance Theatre/Feb 21

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Co-directed by Dr. Aparna Sindhoor, Anil Natyaveda and SM Raju, Navarasa Dance Theater has a wide repertoire of classical and contemporary works inspired by Bharatanatyam and folk dance forms, diverse theater traditions, world music, martial arts (Kalari ppayattu), aerial dance, yoga, live singing and storytelling. Navarasa has toured in North America, Asia and Europe and has been performing at various venues including the Bates Dance Festival, Lincoln Center, NJPAC and East West Players, USA, Teesri Duniya Theater, Canada, Amol Palekhar’s Theatre Festival and Bahuroopi, India and Cirque du Soleil famed Franco Dragone’s show in Germany. Navarasa offers classes in the U.S., India and online in Indian Classical Dances Bharatanatyam and Mohini Attam, Kalari ppayattu Martial Arts, Yoga, Contemporary and Aerial dance, and theater. Navarasa’s program Dance For Everyone offers free dance training for underprivileged children and adults. Contact navarasa@yahoo.com. http://www.navarasa.org

January 17, 2017

7:00PM – Tickets $5

Old Town Temecula Community Theater / The Merc


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Photo by Sue Brenner; Courtesy of Shauna Tyser

Shauna Tyser, of San Diego County, will be bringing her dynamic and powerful work to the January edition of danceXchange at Old Town Temecula Community Theater/The Merc on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.  The open showcase features the work of local artists who are moving and shaking the dance scene.  With a low-cost ticket, families are treated to though-provoking artworks that move us to new places.

TYSERdance Project   features five professional dancers, plus the choreographer: Shauna Tyser, Ashley Akhavan-Hilebrand, Alyssa Junious, Kotey Van Hoy, Anita Riquel, and Traci McKnight.

About Shauna Tyser

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Photo by Sue Brenner; Courtesy of Shauna Tyser

Ms. Tyser graduated Magna Cum Laude, with her BFA in dance performance and choreography from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, and was the 2007 recipient of the Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities for excellence in dance. In the past she has performed with Philadanco II (Philadelphia), Contempra Dance Theater (Philadelphia), Opera Company of Philadelphia, Colette Harding Contemporary Dance Company (San Diego), Mojalet Dance Collective (San Diego), “Trolley Dances” with Jean Isaac’s San Diego Dance Theater and isadoraNOW (San Diego). She also holds a certificate from the Teaching Artist Institute of San Diego, and has taught dance programs on the East and West Coast, as well as, internationally in Mumbai, India.  Her choreography debuted at the 2016 San Diego International Fringe Festival, and she plans to produce more work in the future. She is currently involved with the PGK dance project as a development intern, while working towards her MA in Nonprofit Leadership and Management at the University of San Diego. Shauna Tyser is one of the newest members of Temecula’s own, Avocado Dance Theatre.

About danceXchange

Every third Tuesday of every month, the Old Town Temecula Community Theater opens its doors to dance artists who are creating original work, as a place to share their work and to bring the dance community together! Co-produced by Temecula Presents and Dance Theatre Collective of Southern California, the showcase has developed into a workspace for dance artists of all genres throughout Southern California. Dancers regularly come from Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside, and San Diego–not to mention the dancers of the Inland Valley, who create some of the most beautiful dance around.

Dancers wishing to present work at this monthly showcase are encouraged to contact danceXchange coordinator Lori Craig Torok at dancexchange.temecula@gmail.com.  All genres and styles of dance are welcome. Performers receive a small stipend for sharing their work.


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Photo by Raymond Elstad; Courtesy of Shauna Tyser

 

January 17, 2017

7:00PM – Tickets $5

Old Town Temecula Community Theater / The Merc

 

African Dance & Drumming!

November 15
danceXchange
7:00PM
@ Old Town Temecula Community Theater
THE MERC
$5


African Dance and Drumming –
A Special Highlight of this Month’s danceXchange

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CHAZZ and Teresa

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Every third Tuesday of every month, the Old Town Temecula Community Theater opens its doors to dance artists who are creating original work, as a place to share their work and dance community together! Co-produced by Temecula Presents and Dance Theatre Collective of Southern California, the showcase has developed into a workspace for dance artists of all genres throughout Southern California. Dancers regularly come from Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside, and San Diego–not to mention the dancers of the Inland Valley who create some of the most beautiful dance around.

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African Drum and Dance presented by CHAZZ and Teresa is a colorful and exhilarating experience into the world of African rhythms, songs, and stories. Everyone will feel the rhythm of the Serengeti sun in this African Drum and Dance experience at home in the Merc.

African drumming and rhythms presented by CHAZZ who offers an awesome performance which reflects his expertise in African music. African drumming is not only enhanced by his technical showmanship, but also by his inclusion and mastery of exotic stick, hand, and wind instruments which include: congas, bongos, timbales, djembe, dijeridoo, udo, kalimba, whistles, flutes, temple blocks, singing bowls, and harmonica. African dance and stories are brought to life with Teresa demonstrating and including her audiences in the activities. Teresa uses her gifted polycentric body to exude the “segmented inside movement” traits of complex African dance also the “movements through her whole body space,” important in European choreography. To honor her ancestry, she mastered these intricate techniques under famous instructors from Senegal, Guinea, Cameroon, and the Congo. As a dance choreographer, performer, and aficionado, Teresa shows that African dance is among the most stylized and complex art forms in the world.

Local Dancers
Each month, local dance artists share their original choreographic compositions for our friendly and supportive dance audiences. This month, we are fortunate to have work from Stacea Nelson, who will be bringing dancers performing new choreography from THE BALLET STUDIO. Majesty Dancers will also be presenting a new work, among others.

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There is still space available for others wishing to share their work at this open, friendly, and important showcase opportunity. All styles are welcome. Interested dancers wishing to be included in the program this month, or next, should email us at dancexchange.temecula@gmail.com.

Tickets for danceXchange are just $5.00 and may be purchased ahead of time at http://www.temeculatheater.org. This program, at this price, will occasionally sell out. You might want to consider purchasing your tickets early.

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danceXchange:
November 15 @7:00PM
$5.00
Old Town Temecula Community Theater
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danceXchange is another outstanding co-production of
Temecula Presents
and
Dance Theatre Collective of Southern California

The October edition of danceXchange –

ablaze with moving art and dancing spirit! 

 

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Every third Tuesday of every month, the Old Town Temecula  Community Theater opens its doors to dance artists who are creating original work, as a place to share their work and dance community together!  Co-produced by Temecula Presents and Dance Theatre Collective of Southern California, the showcase has developed into a workspace for dance artists of all genres throughout Southern California.  Dancers regularly come from Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside, and San Diego–not to mention the dancers of the Inland Valley who create some of the most beautiful dance around.

Kristin Brown, The Dancer

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Photo by Chris Peddecord

October 18th, danceXchange will feature the dance of one of its local movers, Kristin Brown.  Brown began her study of dance at a young age. She had the opportunity to study at dance schools in California and Utah where she learned a variety of dance styles including; ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, and contemporary. She furthered her training in college and received her BA in Dance from Brigham Young University (BYU). While at BYU she was able to perform on the touring company, Contemporary Dance Theatre, and travel with them to India and Colorado. Kristin had the opportunity to work with renowned choreographers Donald McKayle, Diavolo dancers Jenn and Omar Olivas, Jennifer Backhaus, and others.

Kristin received further training at summer intensives including San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, Paul Taylor, and Complexions Contemporary Ballet. She performed with the Utah-based company, SALT Contemporary Dance. Currently she is a member of Avocado Dance Theatre and is entering her second season. Kristin has a passion for teaching dance and loves to choreograph.

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Dancers: Kristin Brown, Fisher Kaake, Aaron Shaw

Kristin Brown, On Choreography

She loves the choreographic process and creating new movement. Her movement vocabulary is visceral and engaging. She believes dance is a way to connect with others in a deep and emotional way that sometimes words cannot. In the October 18 danceXchange, you will have the pleasure of seeing two pieces choreographed by Ms. Brown.  She hopes you will find her work to be both inspiring and uplifting.

A Stage Filled With Talent!

The diverse evening, which is known for the unique array of artistic voices, brings together many dancers and choreographers who are exploring their craft from multiple perspectives. This month welcomes a stage filled with talent, some newcomers and some familiar faces.  Artists include the following, among others:

Vanessa Espinoza

Daniel Miramontes

Joseph Lister

Madison Clark

Bradford Chin

Rebecca Mishler

Amanda Ankele

Colleen Hendricks

There is still space available for others wishing to share their work at this open, friendly, and important showcase opportunity.  All styles are welcome.  Interested dancers wishing to be included in the program this month, or next, should email us at dancexchagne.temecula@gmail.com.

Tickets for danceXchange are just $5.00 and may be purchased ahead of time at www.temeculatheater.org.  This program, at this price, will occasionally sell out.  You might want to purchase your tickets early.

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danceXchange:

October 18 @7:00PM

$5.00

danceXchange: September 20

Old Town Temecula Community Theater

The Merc – $5.00 Admission

Click Here for Tickets, or pay at the Door!

7:00 PM

 

dancexchange-poster-004Performer Line-Up:

Guest Artist:  Renuka Gupta

Joseph Lister

Amber Workman

Rebecca Mishler

William Feldon

Kristin Brown

Qwintin Workman

Let’s Dance!


 

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