Above: Promotional image of Visionary Dance Theatre's "Seasons", April 26 & 27, 2013.
Visionary Dance Theatre presents their spring dance concert titled "Seasons". Join us as we close the season with an explosive mix of dance works by guest and resident choreographers Blythe Barton, Michael Mizerany, Khamla Somphanh, and Kyle & Gina Sorensen as well VDT directors Spencer John Powell and Zaquia Salinas.
Blythe Barton sets a new work that portrays the challenges and rewards of relying on one another in a community and how one perceives themselves as part of a group.
Michael Mizerany presents "Tin Soldier", which premiered at the 1994 Kaledoscope Dance Festival at California State University and Loyola Marymount University. This work garnered the 1994 Lester Horton Dance Award for Outstanding Individual Performance.
Resident and freelance choreographer Khamla Somphanh, whose dance style and body of work is well-received and heralded by the dance community and critics, presents a new work on the VDT dancers. This piece embodies the temperament of women and men in their state of coupling. Khamla worked in collaboration with the dancers to create a piece in which we can all tap in to.
Kyle & Gina Sorensen(Artistic Directors of somebodies dance theater) present a dance about peeling off layers of clothes, skin, and meanings. "In a Skin of Sun" investigates vulnerability, the loss of identity, absence, and the metaphorical implications of a clothesline.
Artistic Director Spencer John Powell presents a work titled "Zeba", a contemporary look at harvest time in ancient cultures. Assistant Artistic Director Zaquia Mahler Salinas presents "Proprioceptive Rhythm", third place winner of the 2013 San Diego Young Choreographers Showcase and Prize. "Proprioceptive Rhythm" explores the transmission of musical vibration and quality through the physical body. The collision of explosive and subtle movement serves as the backbone of the work.
Tickets are $15 presale and $20 at the door. Tickets can be purchased online(convenience fees apply) at www.sdartstix.com. Tickets can also be purchased at our studio(no convenience fee). For general information please contact us at 619-758-8112 or at info@VisionaryDanceTheatre.org.