transcenDANCE Youth Arts Project to Bring 5 Site-Specific Performances to ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station
Original dance, music, and spoken word performances are planned to highlight and activate ARTS DISTRICT spaces throughout November and December
October 30, 2018 – San Diego – transcenDANCE Youth Arts Project is in residence at ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station throughout November and December, 2018.
The performances, titled Intersections, celebrate and study San Diego’s unique history as both an immigrant community and military city. The performances will take audiences on a journey across multiple geographies, incorporating the natural landscapes and dynamic architectural offerings of ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station. The dances are inspired by the stories of people who have migrated to San Diego or trained at the former Naval Training Center. Intersections is a one-of-a-kind journey into the history, tradition, and beauty of ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station.
Visitors to ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station will have the opportunity to enjoy these site-specific dance performances on November 2, November 18, December 2, December 7, and December 15. Two performances will coincide with Friday Night Liberty, San Diego’s biggest monthly art walk, and the rest will be part of Salute The Season, Liberty Station’s signature holiday festival. Each unique performance promises to give visitors an experience they’ll never forget.
Meeting locations and performance routes will vary, giving audiences a choose-your-own-adventure style experience. Spectators may choose to meet the group for the beginning of the performance and travel with it for its 45-minute duration, while others might happen upon the ensemble mid-performance and watch for just a few moments. This spontaneity and chance are hallmarks of this residency.
Intersections Dates, Starting Times, and Meeting Locations:
Friday, November 2, 2018 – 6:30pm in the hall between Pinot’s Palette and Solare
Sunday, November 18, 2018 – 1:00pm in the courtyard outside Moment Bicycles
Sunday, December 2, 2018 – 1:15pm at Luce Court near the fountain
Friday, December 7, 2018 – 6:30pm in the courtyard outside Moment Bicycles
Saturday, December 15, 2018 – 6:00pm outside Moniker General near the Fire Ring
Intersections is an interdisciplinary dance theater experience featuring 5 transcenDANCE alumni dancers, live music from Kristopher Apple, and spoken word by Miesha Rice Wilson. The work is created by transcenDANCE Associate Artistic Director Tonnie Sammartano and Supporting Choreographer grace jun.
transcenDANCE in residence at ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station is made possible by funding from the California Arts Council, NTC Foundation, County of San Diego Community Enhancement Project, and Anonymous.
transcenDANCE is a Creative Youth Development organization based in National City.
Our mission is to guide youth in underserved San Diego communities to transcend barriers, expand their ambitions, and create positive change for themselves, their families and communities, through dance and performance. The transcenDANCE curriculum involves self-reflection and the examination of local and global social issues, combined with technical dance training and creative expression. As a result, transcenDANCE students build supportive peer and adult relationships and strengthen their social emotional resiliency. transcenDANCE is a 501-3c nonprofit organization that offers year-round free programs through on-site classes, community residencies, a formalized Performance Group, outreach performances, out-of-school time camps, and alumni engagement opportunities.
About the NTC Foundation & ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station
The NTC Foundation was established in 2000 by the City of San Diego as a 501(c)3 nonprofit foundation to enrich the lives of San Diegans by renovating 26 historic buildings at the former Naval Training Center to create, facilitate and operate a broad-based complex focused on experiencing the arts, culture, and creativity that are the hallmark of the San Diego region. The NTC Foundation has oversight over 26 buildings in the ARTS DISTRICT. www.ntcfoundation.org
ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station is San Diego’s largest Arts & Cultural District located in historic buildings at the former Naval Training Center at Liberty Station near Downtown on San Diego Bay. With 100 park-like acres the ARTS DISTRICT is home to nearly 120 museums and galleries, artist studios, dance companies, educational groups, multidisciplinary arts, fine dining, creative retail and other organizations that showcase San Diego’s creative community and provide innovative experiences for the public. The campus also features venues for indoor or outdoor events, festivals, seminars, retreats and meetings. www.libertystation.com/ARTSDISTRICT