San Diego Dance Theater starts the New Year by returning the Weiss Theater on the UCSD campus for three days of dance. In "Dances of Love, Laughter, and Loss", Isaacs revisits a work from 2003 and also presents a World Premiere. Both works embrace text and utilize spoken word in collaboration with movement.
"The Atlantic Man" was originally created and presented at UCSD in 2003 and the California Center for the Arts, Escondido and it has not been presented in its entirety since. The work is based on a radio play by French writer and filmmaker Marguerite Duras. The passionate and moving text focuses on memories, absence, love and longing.
The second half of the program will feature "Pillow: Case", a world premiere featuring original text by Meagan Marshall. This light hearted series of miniature, often humorous, dances are inspired by 45-year-old pillow cases and by the people who have slept on them. Marshall, a UCSD alumni, is currently teaching creative writing at both San Diego City College and SDSU.
Patrons can expect a sexy, smart evening of choreography by Jean Isaacs, featuring video/multi-media and live music featuring piano by Steve Baker and bass by Peggy Johnson.