This winter Visionary Dance Theatre presents our Fifth Anniversary with the concert “Perseverance” at the Performing Arts Center at Point Loma High School (2335 Chatsworth Blvd, San Diego, CA 92106) on January 23rd-24th, 2015 at 8pm.
“Perseverance” is a celebration of Visionary’s five years providing dance, music, and theatre to the San Diego community. The work titled “Perseverance”, choreographed by Artistic Director Spencer John Powell, is a chronicle of Visionary’s growth, setbacks, and struggles to exist. It will tell of the beginnings of the opening of a performing arts center in the middle of a deep recession, the heights of its performing artists, its joys, and its sadness. It will celebrate the sheer willpower of its members.
January will be 5 years since VDT premiered our first concert “And so we begin…” Visionary for the 5 years since has seen its students, professional artists, staff, and supporters grow to new heights with grace and love. Joining the dancers of VDT will be Visionary’s own children’s modern dance company Kidz Danz Kompany, the first of its kind in San Diego. These two companies will dance together for the first time in concert. The concert also includes a work co-choreographed by VDT’s own Trixi Agiao and Arthur Huang.
Guest choreographers include Diana Valero (Artistic Director of DVO Dance Project). Diana is a long standing dancer/ choreographer/teacher member of San Diego’s Dance landscape since the late 70’s. Diana has most currently displayed her San Diego works as director and choreographer of the jazz dance and music inspired company, DVO Dance Project, teaching at San Diego Junior Theatre, and Stage 7, choreographing for the Coronado Theatre plays in venues of Shakespeare, murder mysteries, and musicals.
Included in the concert is also a work from guest choreographer Caryn Glass (Co-Artistic Director of [the] movement initiative). Caryn received a BFA from Point Park University’s Conservatory of Performing Arts. Caryn is also the co-artistic director for [the] movement initiative; along side partner Ami Ipapo, which has produced three full length shows and several movement films, presenting work at Visionary Dance Theatre, White Box Live Arts and Raw Space Off Broadway.
Additionally guest choreographer Elyssa Dru Rosenberg (Artistic Director of isadoraNow) will present a work on the VDT Dancers. She holds a Masters in Dance and Dance Education from New York University and a Bachelors in Political Science from Tufts University. Elyssa is the founder and director of isadoraNOW, is a choreographer, dancer and educator who recently relocated to San Diego from New York City, where she was a recognized Isadora Duncan teacher and scholar.
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