August’s danceXchange may be our best yet, as multiple companies, from near and far (well…San Diego) come together to celebrate dance under the big skies of Temecula, in the warm elegance of Old Town Temecula Community Theater’s courtyard. Though there may be a chill in the evening air, the dance will be hot!
August 18, 2013
California Ballet headlines the evening, bringing work from the San Diego company’s repertoire. California Ballet has the distinction of being the largest professional ballet company in California. Under the direction of its founder, Maxine Mahone California Ballet has an illustrious reputation. Ms. Mahone’s high standards have created a Company grounded in the classical tradition, able to incorporate contemporary movement into its repertoire and to execute both with equal distinction. Her training methodology has produced professional dancers for California Ballet and other companies worldwide. She has coached dancers to bronze, silver, and gold medals in international ballet competitions in Japan, Bulgaria, Finland, and the United States. She was the first American dance educator engaged by the U. S. State Department as a cultural exchange artist to Romania. She holds a BA degree from San Diego State University. Her choreographic range includes film, ballet, musical theater, and opera. Her many honors include the Lifetime Achievement award from the 2002 San Diego Dance Alliance Tommy Awards.
This month’s dance showcase also features outstanding work from hardworking companies such as Counterpoint and Shift, Majesty Dancers, Alias Movement, Driven Dancers, and Avocado Dance Theatre. However, it is not just the dance companies we are celebrating this month; there is also new and unique work presented by freelance artists in dance: Val Carnahan, Kylie Kruger, and a world premiere of a dance installation by artist, Aaron Shaw. For those who have never experienced a dance installation, this site-specific/ audience-interactive piece by Shaw will surely stimulate and inspire.
Dancers of all backgrounds are welcome to join us in this informal and supportive environment.
If you would like to present at next month’s danceXchange, email us at danceXchange.firstname.lastname@example.org.