Jean Isaacs San Diego Dance Theater presents the still point of the turning world

"There the Dance Is"*

Friday, January 17, 8 pm
Saturday, January 18, 8 pm
Sunday, January 19, 2 pm

Mandell Weiss Theatre, UCSD
2910 La Jolla Village Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92093

San Diego Dance Theater will start the New Year by returning to an old familiar locale presenting three full evenings of dance at the Mandell Weiss Theater on the UCSD campus. The eclectic show will not only reflect her deep connection to the Department of Theatre and Dance, but will also celebrate Director Jean Isaacs' 70th birthday.
Isaacs taught dance at UCSD for 25 years and this January she returns to the La Jolla campus to present a program featuring 70 minutes of dance representing this iconic San Diego choreographer's unique taste, musical interests, and collaborators. Patrons can expect a sexy, smart evening of choreography performed with live music featuring piano, solo vocals and the 25-voice Sacra Profana Vocal Ensemble. The program will also spotlight 8 UCSD dance alumni who will perform alongside the Company.
"Our Company of dancers is so strong right now and I'm excited to showcase them while also engaging other artists and performers. Being back at the Weiss is like coming home and I couldn't think of a better way to begin my 70th year," Isaacs explained. 
Choreography is by Jean Isaacs and UCSD alumni Monica Bill Barnes, artistic director of Monica Bill Barnes & Company. Barnes, a New York-based choreographer and performer, has spent the last year touring with This American Life's Ira Glass in Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host. A frequent Trolley Dance choreographer, she is returning to set a piece for this show at her alma mater.  "San Diego is my second home artistically and I'm thrilled to be coming back," she said. 
Company dancers include Blythe Barton, Matt Carney, John Diaz, Liv Isaacs-Nollet, Trystan Loucado, Minaqua McPherson, Zaquia Mahler Salinas, and Shannon Snyder. Also performing are UCSD Dance Alumni Beth Calarco, Jessica Curiel, Cecily Holcombe, Erica Nordin Ruse, Minh Noorda-Nguyen, and Rachel Torres. Other performers include UCSD theatre faculty member Jim Winker, Pianist Steve Baker, and vocalist Rachel Drexler.

* T.S. Eliot

$50 : VIP Preferred Seating
$35 : General Admission
$25 : Seniors/Military/UCSD Alumni and Faculty
$15 : Students

Tickets for Friday night's 8 pm show can be purchased at the onsite Box Office in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. Please arrive early to allow time to purchase your tickets.

Mandella Weiss Theater
2910 La Jolla Village Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92093


Tickets purchased for Saturday and Sunday will be held the onsite Box Office Will Call.

San Diego Dance Theater is supported by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture, the James Irvine Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, California Arts Council, Seth Sprague Foundation, San Diego Foundation: Hervey Family Fund, Parker Foundation, Weiss Charitable Trust, California Arts Council and San Diego County Supervisors.