Movers & Shakers, More Dance Listings

Movers & Shakers

Fans of the dance duo Kyle Sorensen and Gina Bolles Sorensen are following their dance adventures in Israel through social media and blogs.  On a Fullbright Fellowship in Israel, Kyle Sorensen embarked on a 9-month residency to study the very rich contemporary dance there.  The couple studies Gaga technique developed by Ohad Naharin of the Batsheva Dance Company and hangs out with dance greats such as Inbal Pinto.  Through blogs and Facebook posts, mortals can enjoy travels, interviews with Israeli choreographers,  rehearsals, performances, and Israeli culture. The Sorensen’s are expected to return to San Diego sometime in July, with more stories to tell and share through dance.

Allyson Green, a popular dance educator at both UC San Diego and SDSU, has been appointed dean for Tisch School of the Arts at NYU.

Laura Binder co produces Ignite A Choreographers Showcase at the Vine.

Laura Binder co produces “Ignite A Choreographers Showcase” at the Vine.

Lara Binder, one of Green’s many students, has earned her MFA from Jacksonville University, Florida. Her study was “Dance on Location, choreographic interpretations of the cultural matrix of place.” How fitting for this busy woman. In March she created “Art of Human Being” at Art Produce and finished her thesis. In April she performed in Malashock’s “Lifeblood Harmony” and flew to Florida for graduation. Now Binder is back to co-produce “IGNITE A Choreographer’s Showcase” with Heather Dale Wentworth, at the Vine, May 16-18.

May Welcomes Three Ballet Programs and full calendar:

9-11    Swan Lake Act II & Mozart’s Requiem, City Ballet of SD, Spreckels.

10       West Coast Cabaret, Convivio Center

10-11   Katie Duck and Guests, (Liam Clancy, Alicia Peterson Baskel, Yolande Snaith), Wagner Dance Bldg., UC San Diego

11        Mojalet in “Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries,” the Vine

15        this (the improvised series), Expressive Arts Institute, Liberty Station

16-18 IGNITE: A Choreography Showcase, The Vine.

17         Alonzo King Lines Ballet, La Jolla Music Society – Spreckels Theatre. http://www.ljms.orgaLONZO

17 -World Music and Dance Festival, Market Creek Plaza Amphitheater and Festival Park

17-18    Sleeping Beauty, California Ballet, Civic Theatre. www.californiaballet.orgSLEEPING BEAUTY

30 Besos de Coco, with Lorraine Castellanos on guitar and vocals, Evona Wascinski on double bass, and Claudia Gomez on taps. City Heights Performance Annex

30-31    IsadoraNOW, Visionary Performance Space

31  “The Mapping Game (Part 2),” Imago Moves, Encinitas Library

thru May 25    “Thrill Me: The Leopold and Loeb Story,” choreography by Michael Mizerany, Diversionary Theatre

thru Aug. 16   Exhibition of “Body Paint,” Lynn Schuette’s new and selected works informed by the human figure and dance. Mandell Weiss Gallery at Dance Place.


6 – Flamenco Arana, City Heights Performance Annex

13 -14 –“BODYlogue Taking Space,” Blythe Barton Dance, Coronado Performing Arts Center

Full reviews by Kris Eitland and Janice Steinberg at






1 Comment

  1. Michael Mizerany on May 7, 2014 at 9:47 am

    Hey Kris,

    Thanks for the calendar overview. And thank you for including musical theatre productions in your listings. More and more contemporary dancemakers are choreographing musicals.

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