A Geography of Risk & Other Dances

Friday, January 15, 8 pm
Saturday, January 16, 7 pm
Sunday, January 17, 2:30 pm

Saville Theatre, San Diego City College
14th Street & C Street, San Diego, California 92101

Jean Isaacs San Diego Dance Theater will start the New Year with three days of dance, by resetting her iconic "A Geography of Risk" from 2002 and by completing her world premiere of "Requiem for an Ocean." Both Isaacs' pieces embrace text, humor and passion. A third piece, created by Katie Stevinson-Nollet especially for pregnant company dancer Blythe Barton, will embrace memory and the wonder of new life.
In 2002, Jean and Company presented "A Geography of Risk" at Danspace in New York to great acclaim and according to Isaacs, "People have been asking for it ever since." The Village Voice called the piece, based on a sound score by Chris Penney, "a little masterpiece...dense with dramatic symbols, its headlong duets and clear massed dances snapped like rubber bands - fun, delicate, dangerous." Text by Garrison Keillor lends humor to his insights on the uncertainties of love and helps Isaacs demonstrate that geographical territories and emotional states can be equally risky to explore. Other text includes passages from travelers' guide books.
The second half of the program will include a world premiere of the full length, "Requiem for an Ocean" features original music by San Diego Dance Theater composer Steve Baker, who is inspired by John Luther Adams' "Become Ocean" and Claude Debussy's "La Mer." A cautionary tale about the warming of our oceans, the dance will feature original text by Meagan Marshall. As a visual component, Isaacs has collaborated with local sculptor Arline Fisch, whose "hanging jellies" will contribute to the underwater experience.
Dancers: Angel Acuña, Blythe Barton, Brian Bose, Matt Carney, Desiree Cuizon-Fejeran, John Diaz, Cecily Holcombe, Trystan Loucado, Minaqua McPherson, Erica Ruse, and Jeremy Zapanta.

$30 General
$20 Seniors/Military
$15 Students with ID


Saville Theatre, San Diego City College
14th Street & C Street, San Diego, California 92101

Top photo by Manny Rotenberg