The Pamela Trokanski Dance Theater, The Third Stage, and Light Ballet Company have had a great (even if different from other years) beginning to our 36th Season. So far this year, we’ve held auditions, rehearsals (many by Zoom) and, working with our company videographer, created an exciting new format for our Fall Concert: Still Life / Life Still … A Collection of 2020 Visions. We’ve also coordinated and taught free online classes for people with Parkinson’s Disease and their caregivers through our Dance for Parkinson’s program (which we do in affiliation with the Mark Morris Dance Group) in addition to continuing free online classes for adults 65 and older through our Second Wind program.
Most recently, we’ve been working on producing the annual Davis Dance Project and getting ready for releasing our spring concert Meanwhile (current working title). This year’s Davis Dance Project is using dance and movement to celebrate the strength and resiliency of the Davis community over the last year and integrates both company dancers, guest dancers, and community residents in a way that celebrates the organizations, events, businesses, and people that help make Davis, Davis. the expected release date is May 1st, with the spring concert following shortly thereafter.
We’re also excited to be a part of this year’s Big Day of Giving which will take place on Thursday, May 6. If you would like to support our work in the community, please think of us on the Big Day!
Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre…
We’re a post-modern, contemporary dance company, based in Davis, California. While a great deal of our work happens in our home theater, we’re also at work in the community! In addition to traditional concert work, we often make surprise appearances in public, and create site specific work for community events.
“Davis choreographer Pamela Trokanski is perhaps unique among local dance creators in being able to marry autobiography, popular culture and universal concern into works of surprising seriousness and humor.” — Jim Carnes, Sacramento Bee critic
Our mission is to redefine dance as an active art form and integral part of the human experience for all ages including a diverse range of individuals from the highly technically trained to those who have never danced before. We use dance and multiple art forms as a tool for physical and mental well-being, academic enrichment, and to support a thriving and connected community.