DATES & TIMES
Saturday, June 5 and Sunday, June 6
Tour Times: 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm
NOTE: Tours sizes are limited. Purchase your tickets in advance! Walkups may not be available.
Tours begin at the 70th Street Trolley Station, La Mesa CA 91942
Free parking is available
$25 General Admission
$20 Senior/Military/Working Artist
FREE Kids under 5
MTS COVID-19 PROTOCOL
All COVID-19 protocol will be enforced. You must wear a mask and practice social distancing both at the performance sites and in the trolley car.
One of our frequent performers in Trolley Dances, Pam Jong shared: “ Trolley Dances are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get!” As the COVID-19 pandemic has forced so many performances to postpone or even cancel, San Diego Dance Theater did not know what could be achieved. The 2020 fall Trolley Dances became a documentary viewing event, and the in person performances were shifted to June 5 & 6, 2021 with hope and anticipation. So here we are, with high hopes that the June performance will re-introduce one of San Diego’s favorite dance events, and our patrons will be eager to experience site-specific dance again. Now in it’s 23rd year with long time partner, San Diego’s Metropolitan Transit System (MTS), San Diego Dance Theater’s Trolley Dances travels the green line from 70th Street to Grantville and back. There is a smaller, yet prestigious line up of dancemakers, a 3-stop tour with 4 dances, and fewer and smaller tours per day for one weekend only.
Creator and producer of 22 Trolley Dances, former Artistic Director of SDDT, and San Diego dance icon Jean Isaacs will join the creative team once again, along with the beloved Monica Bill Barnes, New York favorite Jody Oberfelder, and newcomer Mary Anne Fernandez-Herding with her company The Movement Source.
The 70th Street trolley stop hosts the first dance, where parking and tickets are available at “Trolley Central.” Two dances will be performed at the San Diego State University trolley stop, with the final performance at Grantville trolley stop before you loop back to your car, satisfied with great dance and a lovely afternoon in San Diego.
Site-specific dances are created by dancemakers on site, taking inspiration from architectural elements of the space, the play of light and shadow throughout the day, the original intended use of the space, and ornamental or decorative elements where inspiration may be found. Often there is no one particularly favored point of view, so audiences may view these dances from any angle.