danceXchange returns to its roots, as it fills the intimate space of the Merc with exuberant dance and rich interactions on Tuesday, September 15th. As an open forum for dance artists, danceXchange celebrates original work of all styles on the third Tuesday of every month, with friendly audiences and community support. This long-running dance program is co-produced by Temecula Presents and Dance Theatre Collective of Southern California.
Also ‘returning,’ is the first guest artist to ever grace the danceXchange stage, when it was first re-named and launched in July of 2012, Ms. Maria Tomillo Colomo.
María Tomillo Colomo was born in Valladolid (Spain). As a Spanish Dancer, Maria earned her degree at the Royal Professional Dance Conservatory “Mariemma” in Madrid after she completed her academic dance background at the Dance School of Valladolid. The school was also founded by Mariemma, one of the most famous and prestigious Spanish Dance dancers of the 20th Century. She has also a Bachelor degree in Art History and a Master in Dance of the XV and XVI Centuries (magna cum laude) at the University of Valladolid.
At the Dance School of Valladolid, Maria is the founder and manager of a dance company for people with special needs – http://www.companiadyd.blogspot.com , @CompaniaDyD. The company began in 2001 and is where her energy, passion, and love in dance lies the most. The DyD Company is a foundational member of the Arts and Disability National Federation. In addition to her company responsibilities she works at the Dance School of Valladolid as a Spanish Dance teacher and ballet for children and beginners adults.
Always active and interested on dance, Maria also worked as an ancient dance dancer and physical trainer in a variety of Ancient Dance Companies in Spain including Merito et Tempore (2003-2006), Il Gentil Lauro (2006-2010) and Sección Aurea (2010-2012) in which ones dance is always related with music, drama, poetry and even gastronomy and others arts of those centuries.
Maria has studied different approaches to dance disciplines and performing arts in Modern Dance, Commedia Dell’ Arte, Drama and Corporal Expression in Spain, Italy and United States with several well-known professionals.
Maria has also volunteered at Malashock’s dance special needs program in San Diego. This summer, in her spare time she enjoys classes with the Avocado Dance Company in Temecula and also with Jean Isaacs’ San Diego Dance Theater.
At Tuesday’s danceXchange, Maria will share her beautiful dance with local audiences, and in classic danceXchange form, will speak about her work and Spanish dance forms. Audience members will be able, encouraged, to ask questions and to interact with Ms. Tomillo Colomo, which makes danceXchange a unique opportunity for both audiences and artists.
Other artists sharing the stage include the community improvisation class–under the direction of Aaron Shaw (taught at And All That Jazz!), Kylie Canales, Joseph Lister, and Kylie Kruger. There will also be opportunities for the audience to participate in an improvisational exploration!
at the Merc!
Old Town Temecula Community Theater
Tuesday, September 15th
danceXchange is a co-production of
Dance Theatre Collective of Southern California