Trokanski takes next step in community choreography

By From page A9 | December 19, 2012

Choreographer Pamela Trokanski and the dancers of the Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre and The Third Stage are asking local residents to “Name That Dance!”

“It’s an experiment in community choreography, where an individual, business, or organization can submit a title for a dance and, if chosen, (we’ll) create a new dance to premiere this spring, built around the title and its meaning,” Trokanski said in a news release.

Interested individuals may create a title for a dance and fill out the survey posted on the company’s Facebook page or website. Submissions must be posted by midnight Monday, Dec. 31. The dance company members will choose five entries, and then the voting will begin. The entry with the most votes by midnight Saturday, Jan. 12, will be the winner.

What constitutes a title? PTDT recommends two nouns and an action phrase such as “animals, people and making mistakes.” The title could reference an idea or concern, or three seemingly unrelated ideas since part of the fun is finding the hidden connections that exist between almost everything.

The winner will receive program recognition and up to 10 free tickets to the opening performance of the concert for family and friends. If the dance references a social issue, then part of ticket sales will be used to raise money for an appropriately corresponding organization.

For more information, or to submit an idea, go to the Facebook page of the Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre or www.trokanski.com. Individuals may enter ideas in person at the Pamela Trokanski Dance Workshop, 2720 Del Rio Place, by filling out a form and placing it in the large glass container.

Enterprise staff

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