San Diego Dance Theater’s annual January series, "Janus," returns for the fourth year to Saville Theatre at San Diego City College. The company returns to its more conventionally produced and staged dances following a lengthy series of site-specific projects.
Friday, January 24th, 2020 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, January 25th, 2020 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, January 26th, 2020 @ 2:30pm
Saville Theatre, San Diego City College
Corner of 14th and C Street, Downtown San Diego
$40 General Admission
$25 Senior (55+) / Military / Working Artist
$15 Student / Youth
*Discounts available for groups of 10 or more.
Parking at City College – no charge to park in Lot #8
For more information, call 619-225-1803 or visit www.sandiegodancetheater.iorg
Janus, the two-headed Roman god of beginnings and endings, has again inspired the format of our annual repertory concert, which traditionally includes new works as well as selections from Jean Isaacs’ chronology of over 100 dances.
Highlighted for Janus IV is Isaacs’ new “Partita for 8 Voices and 7 Dancers,” with music created in 2012 by Caroline Shaw. Shaw’s Pulitzer Prize-winning composition utilizes vocal techniques from around the globe. To our knowledge, this is the first choreography ever created for “Partita.” Isaacs began working on “Partita” during San Diego Dance Theater’s residency last summer at San Diego International Airport. “Partita” channels the same excitement and sense of expectancy around coming and going, arriving and leaving, which Janus IV strives to capture. Dancers selected for “Partita for 8 Voices and 7 Dancers” include Lauren Christie, John Diaz, Nick Gilbertson, Jessica Gilmore, Mario Jaimes, Jaime Nixon, and Hannah Pritchett.
Newly appointed Associate Artistic Director Terry Wilson premieres her new piece, “Crossroads,” adding the rest of SDDT’s Company Dancers to the cast, including Brianna Bellamy, Cecily Holcombe, Minaqua McPherson, and Jeremy Zapanta. Inspired by Keisuke Kinoshita’s 1958 film, “The Ballad of Narayama,” the dance invites the choreographer and dancers to confront the “space” of layers wherein we see our lives. Wilson is tremendously excited to work with these lovely dancers and to “create alongside my greatest mentor, Jean Isaacs.”
“Suite Jeff,” created by Isaacs in 2005, will be revisited and performed to the music of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” Michael Tighe’s “So Real,” and James Shelton’s “Lilac Wine,” all sung by Jeff Buckley. Recreating “Suite Jeff” is company regisseur Liv Isaacs-Nollet. Isaacs-Nollet has also created “Prickle” for this concert, using the music of Ludovico Einaudi. As danced by Ms. Isaacs-Nollet, Cecily Holcombe, and Minaqua McPherson, Isaacs-Nollet’s fresh, bright dance is sure to tease your funny bone. The lightness of “Prickle” will balance the darker energies of the two more serious world-premiere dances.
Also featured will be spoken-word artist Meagan Marshall.
Janus IV will be sure to move, delight and amaze audiences again this year. We look forward to seeing you there.