Where Dance and Community Meet!

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.

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.

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!


 

Renuka Gupta and Middle Eastern Dance headline September danceXchange

The September 20th edition of the popular dance showcase, danceXchange, will feature Renuka Gupta, a renown performer of grace and skill, who weaves dance styles from North Africa, the Middle East and East India.  A welcomed guest of danceXchange, Gupta states that her dances are inspired by the inward journey through meditation. She continues, “[I] view dance and music as sacred arts that have the power to enlighten and heal both the artist and the audience.”

Renuka Gupta June 2008Renuka is a dancer, choreographer, performer, instructor, troupe director, and businesswoman.  She connected with the world of dance after graduating college, seeking a rigorous fitness routine that provided a creative outlet.  She found the Middle Eastern dance classes both challenging in building strength and endurance as well as exploring feminine grace.

Renuka has performed throughout Southern California since 1993 as both a soloist and with various dance ensembles at festivals, restaurants, and dance concerts. Her recent projects include directing the Sabrina Lawrence Praise Dance Troupe and performing dance ceremonies for community celebrations.

Renuka Gupta red veilRenuka Gupta describes her most recent dance involvement: “For the past three years, I have choreographed dances for the Sabrina Lawrence Praise Dance Team.  These dance projects have revolved around events to bless, honor and celebrate new beginnings.  New beginnings bring about transformation.  The dance and dancers helped to create sacred space and share in the joy of new creation.”

danceXchange is co-produced by Temecula Presents and Dance Theatre Collective of Southern California, to serve the dance community and the the cultural needs of the Inland Empire.  It is presented every third Tuesday of every month in a unique setting that is up-close and personal, with the audience just a few feet from the performers.

The September 20th danceXchange will also feature local dance artists who wish to share the stage and their present their original creative work with this friendly and supportive audience.  Dancers wishing to perform or present at this (or future dates) danceXchange should contact us at danceXchange.temecula@gmail.com.

The evening is entertaining, eclectic and inspiring!  Come on by–Let’s Dance!

Tuesday, September 20th @ 7:00PM

Old Town Temecula Community Theater/The Merc

Tickets:  $5.00 – www.TemeculaTheater.org (or at the door)

Family Friendly – Culturally Expansive!

April 19 danceXchange

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danceXchange
7:00PM
@The Merc

Join us for a beautiful and eclectic evening of dance on

Tuesday, April 19th at Old Town Temecula Community Theater.


The April 19th danceXchange Dancers include:

Rebecca Mishler
And All That Jazz! Performing Arts Center & Amber Welte
Joseph Lister
Alexandra Thomsen
Kylie Canales

and

More…


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It is sure to be a lovely evening of dance in Temecula…just as it is EVERY third Tuesday, at Old Town Temecula Community Theater.

Tickets are just $5.00 and may be purchased at the box office before the performance or online at http://www.TemeculaTheater.org.

Dancers wishing to present original dance works are welcome to participate, by contacting us at danceXchange.temecula@gmail.com. There is a short tech rehearsal before the performance. Contact us to be placed on the program. All styles of dance are welcome…The more, the dancier!

Let’s Dance!
danceXchange: Tuesday, April 19th, 7:00PM

Tickets: $5.00

Performance: Old Town Temecula Community Theater/The Merc

danceXchange is a co-production of Temecula Presents and
Dance Theatre Collective of Southern California

Thank you for supporting the Arts, Artists, and Dance of the Inland Empire!

Join us for the Front & Main Dance Festival edition of danceXchange, on stage, with Special Guest IsadoraNOW, under the direction Elyssa Dru Rosenberg!

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Majesty Dancers

Aisha

Vicious Circle Dance

Jasmine and Kalila

Amanda Rose Shind

Amanda Ankele

Jet Dagdag

…and more…

 

7:00PM

$5 at the door, or FREE with a Festival Pass!

WELCOME KENNETH WALKER DANCE PROJECT

and

HU-MANDALA

Join us for a beautiful and eclectic evening of dance on Tuesday, December 15th at Old Town Temecula Community Theater! danceXchange begins at 7:00PM in the Merc; but come early and join us for danceXperience at 6:00PM in the Dance Studio!


 

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The entire community (12-years and up) is encouraged to join us for a free movement experience (no dance training required or needed). We will gather in the OTTCT Dance Studio and create a human mandala (Hu-Mandala), which is a pattern of concentric circles, moving together. Dancing without leaders or followers, feeling connected to the circle, we move as one! It is a lovely way to gather in community and share the dance.

danceXperience: 6:00 – 6:50 PM (Dance Studio) FREE.
Facilitated by: Lori Craig Torok


 

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The much-loved and long-running series which celebrates dance, in all its forms, welcomes the LA’s Kenneth Walker Dance Project to Temecula, as our special guest artist on Tuesday, December 15th in the OTTCT Merc.

Kenneth Walker Dance Project celebrates is 10th year of bringing Contemporary Ballet to life in the Los Angeles area. KWDP grew out of the time when Kenneth, a dancer with the former Ballet Pacifica at the time, and a few of his colleagues created a show to perform at a festival. The success of this project spawned a collaboration that was brought home to the community in which Kenneth was born. KWDP’s first dancers volunteered their talents and time to grow the organization into an exciting collaborative rather than a traditional company. Kenneth invites the thoughts and ideas of his dancers when creating new works and offers dancers the opportunity to find their own voice within the work. The sheer breadth and style of contemporary ballet this company performances is lauded and by fans every time they take the stage.

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Photo courtesy of Kenneth Walker Dance Project

The company presents annual concerts and has appeared at festivals throughout LA, including the Pasadena Dance Festival, Los Angeles Dance Invitational, Mix Match Festival, Palm Desert Choreography Under the Stars, Dance! Now at the Miles Playhouse in Santa Monica, MADBAD Festival in the San Francisco Bay Area, AAPHERD Southeast Conference in Virginia, Central Coast Summerfest in Monterey, California, American Dance Guild’s annual showcase in New York, Golden West College Professional Dance Invitational, and twice at Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC.

The December 15th danceXchange performance include works by:

Majesty Dancers

Jestoni Dagdag

Amanda & Barbara Ankele

Raks el Najoum

Taylor Thomas, from Dunamix Dance Project

Amanda Rose Shind & Avocado Dance Theatre

and

Glenda Morales & Heels in Motion

It is sure to be a lovely evening of dance in Temecula…just as it is EVERY third Tuesday, at Old Town Temecula Community Theater.

Tickets are just $5.00 and may be purchased at the box office before the performance or online at http://www.TemeculaTheater.org.

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Photo Courtesy of Kenneth Walker Dance Project

Dancers wishing to present original dance works are welcome to participate, by contacting us at danceXchange.temecula@gmail.com. There is a required tech rehearsal before the performance. Contact us to be placed on the program. All styles of dance are welcome!

Let’s Dance!
danceXchange: Tuesday, December 15th, 7:00PM

Tickets: $5.00

Performance: Old Town Temecula Community Theater/The Merc

danceXchange is a co-production of Temecula Presents and
Dance Theatre Collective of Southern California

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