What always fascinates me is thinking about dance and the variety of spaces in which they are performed. This is not your usual theater performance and not simply outdoors. There is a connection between the choreographer's concept, the musical framing of the dance, and how the dancers engage with each other and the venue.
I've included two short videos that provide a bridge from these still images and the performance itself.
Hopefully you find the time to explore these dances as well as the re-invigorated Barrio Logan community and travel with them to the Museum of Contemporary Art as well as to the lesser known (to me) Fault Line Park.
|Me and My Car, choreographer Jean Isaacs with Minaqua McPherson and JT Magee|
|Me and My Car|
Video excerpt from Me and My Car
|Follow Us Here, Choreographer Jess Humphrey|
When: October 1 and 2, 2016
Tour Times: 10:00, 10:45, 11:30, 12:15, 1:00, 1:45
Where: Begins at San Diego Continuing Education César E. Chávez Campus Parking Garage
1902 National Avenue, corner of Cesar Chavez Parkway
Trolley Dances brings original site-specific dances to the MTS Blue Line starting in the historic Barrio Logan and winding through the heart of San Diego ending at Fault Line Park, all led by trained tour guides. A stellar team of choreographers are on board to create newwork that is sure to delight and engage.
César E. Chávez Campus Parking Garage
Lobby of the SD Continuing Education César E. Chávez Campus Museum of Contemporary Art
Walkway across from MOCA
Fault Line Park
|Follow Us Here|
|attempts to define, Choreographer Zaquia Mahler Salinas, in collaboration with the dancers|
[Note: I am reminded of my long ago documenting and exploring the notion of Chicano identity: “Some Notes on Chicano Music as a Pathway to Community Identity,” in New Scholar 5,1:73-93. (1975)]
|attempts to define|
|Finding Center, Choreographer Bill Shannon|
|Up a Creek with Ten Paddles, Choreographer Jean Isaacs, with input from the dancers|
|Tonight's Game, Choreographer Monica Bill Barnes|
The choreographer's concept: "There are a few things that you may not know about this dance, this lawn is one of the most popular dog parks in the city and therefore full of dog poop so please watch your step. Also, there are small black flies that bite the dancers' ankles, even through their socks. A few of the dancers are allergic to grass. . . ."
|Reflective Globe at Fault Line Park|