Nannette Brodie Dance Theatre to perform in Old Town Temecula

 

Last updated 1/24/2018 at Noon



TEMECULA – The Nannette Brodie Dance Theatre will present a performance, 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Old Town Temecula Theater.

linklink Nannette Brodie Dance Theatre, known for producing concerts of wit, spirit and compelling athleticism, performs each season in theaters throughout Los Angeles and Orange County.

During the last 20 years, the company has toured nationally and internationally to Europe and Mexico.

This concert will be part of the 2017-2018 season for the Old Town Temecula Theater.

NBDT is celebrating 30 years performing in Southern California.

The company was selected for this season because their choreography took first place in the June festival, called The Front and Main Dance Festival in Temecula.

Brodie will present seven dances in the concert.

“Let Them Eat Cake” is a dance that contrasts the opulent feel of the Baroque period in costume and mannerisms with playful contemporary movement and the music of Takenobu.

“Seeing Through” brings the audience into a dream-like place almost like a voyeur observing the beauty of two women floating in the air on a bar and later entwined in sculptural form on the floor.

“Seizing the Light,” a solo en pointe, has a creature-like aura about it, both commanding and curious. The music by Daniel Lenz and Paul Sebastien is in a driving rock style.

“Vientos de Andalucia” takes the audience on a slow procession over time like a warm wind from Morocco blowing across the sea to Spain. The music is by Adam Hurst and Caravan Rhythms.

“Excerpt from Night Blooms” features two simultaneous duets inspired by the exotic coloring and movement of insects that appear in the evening.

“Every Soldier has a Story” is a new choreography inspired by military stories and is funded in part by the California Arts Council.

“Strength in Sorrow” was created in 2016 by NBDT company member Stephanie Maxim. The dance is based on the family interactions when there is grief and loss within a family. Music is by Vivaldi and is arranged by Max Richter.

Performers of the Nannette Brodie Dance Theatre are Priya Chisti, Shaquan Ferguson, Dennzyl Green, Amy Kuo, Rebecca Martin, Jana Matthews, Stephanie Maxim, Megan McLean, Ismael Murillo, Nathan Ortiz, Matthew Reiner, Teresa Rios, Jennie Sustaita, Jana Taylor, Allie Truax and Erica Villalpando. The company members have trained and performed in numerous dance and theater disciplines. Four company members have worked continuously with Nannette for the last 18 years. The company has grown in popularity since 1986, reaching over 370,000 viewers of


all ages.

In support of the performance at the Old Town Temecula Theater, Nannette Brodie Dance Theatre will be reaching out to the surrounding colleges, high schools and dance studios with master classes.

There will be instructors from NBDT at Menifee Community College, a master class at Temecula Valley High School and at Dunamix Dance Studio.

In particular, Erica Villalpando, alumnus of Elsinore High School and the rehearsal director for NBDT, will be teaching an intensive workshop building a dance for their students.

The dance will be performed as a curtain raiser for the Feb. 3 concert with NBDT. The amazing opportunity will allow these high school students to share the stage with a professional dance company.

In addition, NBDT will offer a master class 1 p.m. on the day of the concert at the Old Town Temecula Theater Dance Studio which is open to the community.

Tickets for the concert can be purchased through The Temecula Old Town Theater at https://tickets.temeculatheater.org. The theater is located at 42051 Main Street, in Temecula. General admission tickets are $25, seniors and military are $20 and students are $15. For further information, the Nannette Brodie Dance Theatre business office telephone is (562) 598-7182. Old Town Temecula Theater Box Office phone is (866) 653-8696.


 

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