Visionary Dance Theatre closes their 5th anniversary season with their spring dance concert titled “New Skins” at the Visionary Performance Space (7202 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92115) on May 22nd-23rd, 2015 at 8pm. This concert features the choreographic works of New Mexico native and Assistant Artistic Director Martin Anthony Dorado. Experience dance movement from multiple angles, in the round, as this concert is staged in an arena-like stage instead of the classic theater stage. Additionally, join us for a wine reception and special pre-performance at 7:30pm both evenings by Kidz Danz Kompany, San Diego’s first children’s modern dance company, and VYT.
“Depart <–> Arrive” is an extension of a piece Mr. Dorado created in his final years at New Mexico State University titled “Cast Off”. This project depicts a series of events that occur throughout a year’s time in various natural settings. With sounds from the outdoors combined with contemporary and classical music from artists such as Olafur Arnalds, Nick Wales, Sigur Ros and Max Richter, this serene story-telling piece seeks to delightfully remind audience members of seasonal memories of growth and decay, childhood, young love, and moving forward. For this project the choreography featured in “Depart <–> Arrive” was created by the VDT Dancers with a re-staging of “Cast Off” by Mr. Dorado.
“Rise…” is a premiere piece of Mr. Dorado that features epic, fast-paced, dramatic, athletic ensemble dance. In times of turmoil and disorder this piece depicts the idea of community at its best; whereas some groups of people believe in survival of the fittest Mr. Dorado suggests there are power, strength, and hope in numbers. This piece also portrays individuals rising against the odds with various outcomes. Music for “Rise…” is an eclectic collection of contemporary and soundtrack scores by musicians such as Daft Punk, Craig Armstrong, and Christopher Young.
Mr. Dorado invites the San Diego community to experience these dances in an arena-like stage where movement can be observed from all angles rather than the classic theater stage. When movement artists create dance it’s not uncommon for their craft to be meant for a specific view for audiences. Mr. Dorado has always found a fascination for seeing dance that is site-specific and/or in the round because it allows viewers to understand that dance is an art and can be observed from different points to reveal different images of the craft.
Come out and celebrate the closing of Visionary Dance Theatre’s 5th anniversary season. Catch the Vision!
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Tickets are $12 + $1 convenience fee (per ticket). When you click on the “Buy Now” button next to the performance date that you desire, you will be taken to another screen where you can enter the quantity of tickets you would like to purchase. Please print your receipt. This will serve as your ticket. For any questions or issues, you can contact us at 619-758-8112 or at info@VisionaryDanceTheatre.org. The Advance Sale window closes May 17, 2015. After that, all tickets are $16 + $1 convenience fee(online sales).