Trolley Dances take movement to the streets

Katie Dunn

Katie Dunn
City Times

Jean Isaacs San Diego Dance Theater and the Metropolitan Transit System are presenting dance performances to the people of San Diego along Trolley lines across the city.

There are six guided tours that begin at the new Smart Corner College Trolley stop on Park and Broadway, beginning at 11a.m. and continuing every 45 minutes on Sat. and Sun., Sept. 29 and 30, and Sat. and Sun., Oct. 6 and 7.

At various locations along the trolley line dance performances are staged for the patrons riding the trolley. This year, locations along the ride will include, but will not be limited to, the new Lillian Place Affordable Housing Project, and the Museum of Contemporary Art recently opened at the Santa Fe Depot trolley stop.

The performances will be presented by five established choreographers, Yolande Snaith from UCSD, SDDT company member John Diaz, L.A. choreographer Rande Dorn, and up and coming Kyle Abraham of New York.

The choreographers will be working with 46 dancers who will performing at the event.

Two new works will also be contributed by SDDT Artistic Director Jean Isaacs, whose innovating ideas and artistry have launched this project.

The concept of the Trolley Dances is to bring dance to the community and introduce new neighborhoods and places. The event started in 1999, and has also been adopted in San Francisco.

Sponsors for the event include, City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture, County of San Diego, San Diego Gas and Electric, Coca-Cola and the San Diego Foundation.

For tickets and information call (619) 225-1803 or visit the San Diego Dance Theater Web site at www.sandiegodancetheater.org.