Presented by Dance Theatre Collective of Southern California in association with Temecula Presents
NEXT PERFORMANCE: June 18, 2013 at 7pm
VENUE: The Merc Stage
PROGRAM: Nickerson-Rossi Dance from Los Angeles
The guest artist for this month's showcase is Los Angeles' outstanding Nickerson-Rossi Dance. We are thrilled to be presenting two works from the company in our intimate showcase this month.
Artistic director, Michael Nickerson-Rossi is the dynamic dancer he is today due to his training in the genres of Modern Dance, Jazz, Ballet, and Hip-hop. His initial training began in Northern California under the guidance of Lori Bryhni and Kim T. Davis. Rossi's choreography juxtaposes composition, sophistication and dynamism. Discovering dance as the voice of individuality prompted his eagerness to pursue dance professionally.
His work, Remembering The Unremembered, originally performed at the Center Stage Theatre in Santa Barbara, California for the SB-ADAPT Festival summer of 2011, prompted Santa Barbara Independent critic Charles Donelan to write "Nickerson-Rossi's work contributed to be the most romantic work of the festival."
His professional experience includes: Off-Balance Dance Company, Kim T. Davis Dance, SJ Dance CO, Torrance Theatre Company, Pennington Dance Group and Invertigo Dance Theatre. In 2008, Rossi founded Nickerson-Rossi Dance, where his work has premiered in cities such as San Diego, Torrance, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Tempe, Palm Springs, Philadelphia, Texas and Los Angeles. Along with Nickerson-Rossi Dance recently receiving non-profit status and currently working to develop the company's outreach project The uNdeRstanD Program designed to assist at-risk and otherwise emotionally unexpressed individuals through dance education. This continued pursuit of growth and excellence for Nickerson-Rossi Dance acts as fuel for ambition to further develop him as a respected artist.
For more information about the company, visit http://www.NickersonRossiDance.com
danceXchange is a monthly showcase presented in various settings at the Theater to bring the local dance community together in celebration of our varied and eclectic dance community and all it has to offer. No audition is necessary; but the work is always of a substantial quality.
Co-produced by Temecula Presents and the Dance Theatre Collective of Southern California, danceXchange engages new and diverse audiences, enriches experiences of current dance supporters, provides opportunities for interchange among the dance community, and brings local business sponsorship to dance programming at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater.
Anyone wishing to present a work-in-progress or a finished piece, should contact us at www.dancexchange.net. All types of dance are encouraged to perform! This is a friendly and supportive audience. Let’s Dance!