Dancing Community Together!

danceXchange, the monthly dance showcase audiences have come to love, will start its fifth year at Old Town Temecula Community Theater with a wide variety of dance artists and styles on July 15th at 7:00pm in the intimate setting of The Merc. Still just $5.00 a ticket, local audiences, coming from all over Riverside, LA and San Diego Counties, will be treated to a cool evening of hot dance!
This month’s showcase will highlight the dynamic work of dancers from the school Tango Caminito, Elena and Victor Pankey.  Elena andVictorPankey have been dancing Tango together since 2001.  They like to dance Tango-life-story, create different plots, intrigues and sharp characters. They are well-known for their classical style of dancing, as well as for creating original theatrical productions of Tango performance. Elena and Victor dance with sensuality and harmony, in a tango embrace as one body with four legs. They bring into the tango an extensive background in classical music, dramatic arts, historical and cultural knowledge of different countries and times. As master teachers, their motto is: “Clear teaching brings one to a clear, confident dancing.”Originally from an aristocratic Russian/Greek family, Elena has immersed herself in world dance.  While in Russia, Elena studied different character-folk dance elements and movements, including Mexican, African, Russian Folk Dances, ballet, music (accordion), and acting skills. While living in CA, her main hobby is writing, traveling, teaching, performing, dancing, and supporting charity. For several years she published her articles about tango and people in the USA Dance Magazine, where she was a contributing editor.  This month, Ms.Pankey is celebrating several new book publications about Argentine Tango and her life in dance recently available on Amazon.com.Dr. Victor Pankey has a PhD degree in Agricultural Economics (University of California, Davis, 1968).  He loves music and rhythm, historical knowledge of dance, and has a deep-rooted understanding of Tango movements. Victor feels that Tango is an exiting and challenging dance, which improves life and body balance, and teaches people how to listen to each other.We look forward to presenting their work for our audiences in the July danceXchange!

Sharing the stage with Tango Caminito, will be a number of terrific dance artists from the area.  Always a unique collection of dancers and dances, this month we welcome the following choreographers and groups:

Sophie Needelman

Akili Ploudre

Majesty Dancers 

Amber Geary-Welte

Paige Smith

Dani Smith

Val Carnahan

Ana Sanchez

Getting involved in danceXchange is a very open and welcoming process.  Any artist interested in sharing original work in the monthly showcase, should contact us at danceXchange.Temecula@gmail.com.  We welcome all dance styles and genres every third Tuesday of every month!

Tickets for this popular program are available at www.temeculatheater.org or at the door.

We recommend you get your tickets early…we have been known to sell-out!




7PM – $5.00

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