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  • City Heights Performance Annex 3795 Fairmount Avenue San Diego, CA, 92105 United States (map)

Visionary Dance Theatre brings to the stage its 6th season Spring dance concert “SHADOWORX”, an evening of modern dance and video art, at the City Heights Performance Annex (3795 Fairmount Ave, San Diego, CA, 92105 – behind the City Heights/Weingart Branch Library) on May 27th-28th @ 7:30pm

Featuring the works of Natalia Valerdi-Rogers, SHADOWORX brings to the stage a blend of dance and video art, the unique brand of this choreographer and artist. Her work brings intensity, experimentation and contemporary minimalism to a refined balance. Driven by electronic music and experimental video, Valerdi-Rogers creates a world of emotions and landscapes that convey their own reality. 

This year’s Spring program includes the world premiere of "Chairs of Mass Distraction". This work is about the playful musings of five women around four chairs, and the personalities they reveal through them. Inspired by the stripped antique chairs transformed by artist Miriam Sievers, this work features Phantom Words and other musical illusions invented by University of California San Diego Professor of Psychology Diana Deutsch with the music of Frédéric Chopin.

Valerdi-Rogers' presents her most recent film "mara" with accompanying choreography titled "Mara's Daughters" inspired by the Sweetwater Zen Center in National City (, and the Tibetan Nuns Project ( a non-profit organization that provides humanitarian aid and education to refugee nuns from Tibet. Valerdi-Rogers' also presents her repertory pieces "White Dreams" and "Anis" performed by the Visionary Dance Theatre dancers. Joining the VDT dancers will be members of Visionary School for the Performing Arts’ Teen Ensemble in Valerdi-Rogers' "Juegos/Games" and "Limelight". 

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“I’m delighted to bring to the stage the works of Natalia Valerdi-Rogers. Visionary Dance Theatre continues its historical tradition of presenting and sharing the works of local and national artists. I know the audience will enjoy Natalia Valerdi-Rogers’ unique blend of works.”, Spencer John Powell, Visionary Dance Theatre Artistic Director

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Tickets are $14/advance and $19/general. Advance sale window closes May 22nd, 2016.

Earlier Event: May 27
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