SDDT was founded in 1972 and throughout its 40 years of existence has proven to be a company that consistently offers some of the most creative performances in San Diego. In 1997, Jean Isaacs became Artistic Director, bumping up the professionalism of the dancers and creating unconventional programming that keeps the community continually interested and involved. With a mission to include a range of nationalities, ages, and points of view, SDDT is able to inspire audiences to empathize with and feel a part of the work, which includes site specific performances such as Trolley Dances, summer dance workshops, and the current Ruby Red Series that begins in January.
Ruby Red Cabaret Dances: Mixed Nuts starts out in January, capturing the flavor of a nightclub with a pre-performance supper and an after-performance dessert party and cash bar. The evening is illuminated by dance, live music, and song, created by three artists: Jean Isaacs and her tribute to George Gershwin, By George/By Jean; Joe Goode’s I Don’t Want to be There, a multi-media piece including projection, spoken work, and song; and former Lucinda Childs and Doug Varone dancer Gabriel Masson, who presents a world premier from choreography created on the company during his December workshop residency.
For more information on the Ruby Red Cabaret Dances: Mixed Nuts: http://www.sandiegodancetheater.org/CabaretDances2012.html
San Diego Dance Theater offers classes and workshops throughout the year. For a complete schedule go to: