Temecula Presents announces Dance Series’ 15th season

The Old Town Temecula Community Theater announces Temecula Presents’ 2019-2020 Dance Series, including State Street Ballet, Jon Lehrer Dance and BackhausdanceValley News/City of Temecula photo

TEMECULA ─ The Old Town Temecula Community Theater announced Temecula Presents’ 2019-2020 Dance Series.

The 15th dance season launches Saturday, Feb. 22, at 8 p.m. with State Street Ballet. Founded in 1994 by former American Ballet Theatre dancer Rodney Gustafson, the company combines the discipline and timeless elegance of classical ballet technique with updated, cutting-edge choreography, producing original works that satisfy today’s diverse audiences. State Street Ballet presents “The Jungle Book Ballet,” intertwining the four natural elements in this dazzling adaptation of Rudy Kipling’s classic collection of stories. See favorite characters come to life in this original production.

Temecula’s 2019-2020 Dance Series continues Saturday, April 1, at 8 p.m. with the Jon Lehrer Dance. The New York-based dance company has received critical acclaim nationally and internationally. The company’s expressive style is based on three main elements of movement: circularity, three-dimensionality and momentum, which combine to create a form best described as “organically athletic.” Striking the elusive balance between art and entertainment, Jon Lehrer Dance showcases unique choreography and fun, which can be enjoyed by dance experts and novices alike.

The dance season concludes with the return of Backhausdance, performing Saturday, May 30, at 8 p.m. Formed in 2003 by Jennifer Backhaus, this dance company is known for its lush movement vocabulary and ensemble aesthetic.

Temecula Presents’ 15th Dance Season also offers a free, 90-minute, master dance class during each residency, beginning at 1 p.m. the day of the performance. This opportunity is for the community to study with world-class professional dancers. Space is limited, so contact the ticket office to register at (866) 653-8696.

Tickets are on sale at the theater ticket office and at www.TemeculaTheater.org. For more information, call (866) 653-8696 to #ExperienceTemeculaTheater.

Submitted by city of Temecula.