Join us for the kick-off of our new season of danceXchange:
TUESDAY, AUGUST 15
Old Town Temecula Community Theater
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
TUESDAY, JUNE 20
OLD TOWN TEMECULA THEATER: THE MERC
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
An exchange of dance – live and screen performances!
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:
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.navarasa.org
January 17, 2017
7:00PM – Tickets $5
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
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.
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 email@example.com. All genres and styles of dance are welcome. Performers receive a small stipend for sharing their work.
January 17, 2017
7:00PM – Tickets $5
@ Old Town Temecula Community Theater
African Dance and Drumming –
A Special Highlight of this Month’s 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 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.
CHAZZ and Teresa
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
November 15 @7:00PM
Old Town Temecula Community Theater
danceXchange is another outstanding co-production of
Dance Theatre Collective of Southern California