Kicking off our 2023 Season: Impulse, is our all female choreographic program: Empower, championing female voices in and beyond our industry!
Bethany Green constantly blurs boundaries between dance and theatre in dramatically driven works that are embedded in the exploration of the human experience. As a choreographer, she creates atmospheric, cinematic works that offer performers a space to emphasize the exploration of real –life situations, emotions and encounters.
Flower first created on TRBP in 2021 as a Guest Choreographer premiering her work, Seen, for film and stage at the Tenth Avenue Arts Center as a part of our 2021 August Series. Since then, Flower became a Resident Artist with TRBP in 2022, and now will be presenting her second commission for the company as a part of our Empower performances. Flower describes her choreography as a 'need' to create and express intimate and often overlooked personal and emotional experiences. As a pioneer and advocate for exploring movement and interactions within choreography beyond the classically accepted gender binary, Flower's work is anything but conventional, and brimming with an ever needed refreshing take on human connection.
Rounding out the program is a World Premiere from Artistic Director and Resident Artist, Carly Topazio. As a choreographer, creator, and director, Topazio can best be described as an abstract storyteller always in pursuit of a sincere and human expression. Her detailed and technically challenging choreographic language is informed by the world around her which allows her to draw inspiration from a myriad of sources including personal conversations and experiences.
TRBP thrives on expanding the definition of what dance is—who it’s made for and by—while presenting world-class dancers and choreography in an unfiltered and authentic space. Empower spotlights female choreographers that are evolving the art form with their own unique artistic voices.
**Tickets on sale January 23
MARCH 23, 24, 25, & 27
@ THE LIGHT BOX, LIBERTY STATION
2590 Truxtun Rd., #205
The Monday, March 27, performance is a special immersive-style event featuring Bethany Green's New Work. This is the only performance where all three premieres will not be presented.
Tickets on sale January 23, 2023
Light Box Theater
Liberty Station is a large commercial development that sprawls across the grounds of a former naval training center. It’s home to stylish bars, restaurants, and boutiques, as well as Liberty Public Market, filled with gourmet eateries and shops, and ARTS DISTRICT. San Diego Dance Theater’s Light Box Theater is a theater installment in Building 176 in the ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station at the former Naval Training Center in Point Loma. Similar to traditional black box theaters, the Light Box has been transformed into a fully equipped, exceptionally vibrant, all-white performance space.
What is Arts-Integration?Arts Integration combines visual and performing arts standards and common core subject matter to create programming that connects kids with the arts, all while reinforcing classroom knowledge in a fun and creative way! Programs like Ballet Machine are created with the help of teachers and education professionals, vetted by Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Departments for adherence to standards, and tailored to fit each classroom's trajectory over the school year. Our Ballet Machine program is a two-part series where classroom teachers can work with students in our pre-req video, then interact either in-person or via Zoom with a teaching artist AND professional dancers!
How much does Ballet Machine cost?For Ballet Machine, including our prerequisite video and our 1 hour in-person session, the total is $500. We recognize that this amount may feel large for some classrooms and student groups, so our staff is prepared to work with your Principal, Superintendent, or PTA to facilitate covering the cost of the program. Once we've identified that the program is the right fit, our staff will also work with you on Grants to cover costs for the future.
I'm a busy teacher...is there added work for me?NOT AT ALL! Our staff has tremendous experience organizing and facilitating these kinds of programs. After contacting our Managing Director and establishing a time frame, we will be in charge of scheduling, working with your school leadership, and all the other ins and outs of managing the program. All you have to do is introduce us on "the day of the show!" **As some programs may be reliant on Grants for funding, our staff may be in contact with you about a program assessment or personal feedback.
What core standards are addressed in Ballet Machine?Ballet Machine is a K-5 program that covers the National and California Standards. VAPA Dance Standards: Creating - Anchor Standard 1 - Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work. Creating - Anchor Standard 2 - Organize and develop artistic ideas and work. Performing - Anchor Standard 5 - Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation. Performing - Anchor Standard 6 - Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work. ELD Standards: Analyzing language choices - Distinguish how two different frequently used words (e.g., describing an action with the verb walk vs. run) produce a different effect. Listening Actively - Demonstrate active listening to read-alouds and oral presentations by asking and answering yes-no and wh- questions with oral sentence frames and substantial prompting and support. **Corresponds with CCSS Spoken Language for K-3, and Reading Language for K-7.