Trolley Dances 2014
September 27-28 & October 4-5
Tours will begin at San Diego City College in celebration of their Centennial and the opening of the Arts and Humanities and Business Technology buildings along the 16th Street corridor. Patrons then travel under the direction of trained tour guides to Market Creek Plaza.
New work to be performed by 50 of San Diego’s most adventurous dancers! Featuring choreography by Jean Isaacs, Terry Wilson, Michael Mizerany, grace shinhae jun-mills, and Blythe Barton.
See dance set in unexpected places!
Bring good walking shoes, some water, and a sense of adventure.
Trolley Dances Start Point
14th and C Street
San Diego, CA 92103
Tickets include a FREE all day Trolley Pass with advance purchase.
Tickets are valid for any of 6 tours each day.
Tour Times: 10:00, 10:45, 11:30, 12:15, 1:00, 1:45.
*Please note: There is no 2:30 pm tour.
Kids-On-Board: September 26
To see how your school can be involved, contact Trolley Dance Outreach Director, Jessica Curiel: firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer as a Trolley Dances Tour Guide. Lead the way as our 3,000 audience members explore site-specific dance in San Diego.
Volunteer Coordinator, Sharon Hancock: email@example.com
Meet the Choreographers
Jean Isaacs: Executive Artistic Director of San Diego Dance Theater. Jean has been producing works non-stop here for over 45 years and produced a 35-year retrospective of her choreography in May 2009, a Concert that featured iconic choreography from the early years of her creativity. She frequently teaches and performs in Mexico City and is best known for her “Trolley Dances” here and in San Francisco, Stockton, and Riverside. An award-winning choreographer, she plans to make scores of dances before retiring.
Terry Wilson has been performing, teaching, and choreographing in San Diego for over 20 years. She danced for Jean Isaacs for 17 years, as well as many local, national and international choreographers. Terry choreographed for the first two years of Trolley Dances and danced with SDDT the third season. She was then invited back to choreograph for the 10th anniversary. Terry is a professor of Dance at San Diego City College and a lecturer in Dance at UC San Diego.
Michael Mizerany is making a name for himself as both a contemporary and musical theater choreographer. A former dancer and associate artistic director with Malashock Dance, Mizerany recently choreographed such San Diego critically acclaimed productions as Spring Awakening (Cygnet Theatre), BARE: A Pop Opera (Diversionary Theatre) and The Full Monty (New Village Arts.) In 2011, Michael received the Bravo San Diego Award as Outstanding Choreographer for his contemporary work Desperate Love (Malashock/RAW2).
grace shinhae jun-mills (MFA PhD) is a choreographer, educator, performer, and scholar who loves the language of movement and the power of knowledge. Her site-specific works for Trolley Dances and for San Diego City College have brought together hip hop and contemporary techniques to promote positive expressions of hip hop culture and a means to investigate the deep histories of our space.
Blythe Barton (BFA, MFA) is Artistic Director of Blythe Barton Dance and is currently performing professionally with both Jean Isaacs San Diego Dance Theater and Malashock Dance. She has created and presented work at several Southern California venues, Ignite: A Choreographer's Showcase, Celebrate Dance Festival-San Diego, the San Diego Young Choreographers Prize, and New Voices from San Diego Dance Theater. Barton has performed in six Trolley Dances, but this is her first as a choreographer.