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Press Release: Juliet and Romeo: A Rock Dance AXIS Event

Your Coverage Is Invited ~ A Free Public Event for the Family! JULIET AND ROMEO: A ROCK DANCE ~ Three Pop-Up Performances, with Site-Specific Choreography by BLYTHE BARTON DANCE, Joined by Students from MESA COLLEGE, in Works Inspired by SHAKESPEARE’S Classic Romance!

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18 on the GLOBE’S COPLEY PLAZA, 12:45 p.m., 4:15 p.m., and 6:45 p.m.

Who: Award-winning choreographer Blythe Barton, along with members of Blythe Barton Dance and students from Mesa College, will surely delight dance aficionados, Grinch audience members, families and lovers strolling the park, and romantics everywhere as the Globe works to make theatre—and all the arts—matter to more people!

What: The Old Globe invite families, dancers, and romantics to our latest free AXIS event, Juliet and Romeo: A Rock Dance. Three modern dance performances will feature all-new choreography inspired by the Bard’s romantic tragedy Romeo and Juliet. Ten students from San Diego Mesa College join 10 Blythe Barton Dance company dancers to enliven the courtyard at The Old Globe with dynamic dance and intricate manipulations of bodies and space.

Where: On the Globe’s Copley Plaza, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (The Old Globe is at 1363 Old Globe Way.)

When: Saturday, November 18 at 12:45 p.m., 4:15 p.m., and 6:45 p.m.;
between performances of Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Notes: Blythe Bartonearned her B.F.A. from Chapman University and M.F.A. from Florida State University, and she is currently a company dancer with both San Diego Dance Theater and Malashock Dance. Barton has won awards for outstanding student performance and choreography and has had the opportunity to present her work at the American College Dance Festival. She is a founding member of San Diego Dance Connect, the county’s dance service organization, and a co-director of the 40 NORTH Dance Film Festival. She is an Assistant Professor of Dance at San Diego Mesa College.

Blythe Barton Dance (BBD) has for eight years enriched the fabric of the San Diego dance community. Producing five full-evening-length shows and performing in more than 45 shared programs, BBD has become established as a highly professional and polished modern dance company. In both 2014 and 2015, Blythe Barton Dance was awarded Outstanding Dance Production at the San Diego International Fringe Festival. Specializing in large-scale dynamic choreography, Artistic Director Blythe Barton weaves intricate patterns of movement to create layers of visual interest. Barton's work explores the range between technical modern dance and intimate gestured moments. Expect shifting dynamics and intricate manipulations of bodies and space from one of San Diego's freshest choreographic talents.

AXIS is supported by a grant from The James Irvine Foundation. Financial support is provided by The City of San Diego.

Read more about Barton and her work in The San Diego Union-Tribune: http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/theater/sd-et-fall-dance-barton-20170901-story.html

Please confirm with Alejandra Enciso-Dardashti, PR Associate

aenciso@TheOldGlobe.org, (619) 238-0043 x2356.

News vans can park in the delivery zone in front of Copley Plaza, or in the loading zone behind the San Diego Museum of Art, directly next to The Old Globe, on Old Globe Way: bit.ly/1PqPv4r