Nearly 100 dancers auditioned in July, and Isaacs’ San Diego Dance Theater hired about 50 dancers. Six choreographers selected dancers to perform along the trolley line for two weekends, Sept. 27 and 28, and Oct. 5 and 6. They’ll dance five times daily along an expanding light-rail system. Choreographers include: Jeremy Zapanta, Kevin Jenkins, Anjanette Maraya-Ramey, Lara Segura, Angel Acuna, and Regula Mahler…

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The Live Arts Fest put on by Jean Isaacs San Diego Dance Theater is truly a shoestring event—on Saturday, Isaacs was working as a stagehand, handling props. So it’s all the more remarkable that the ten-day festival offered a rich palette of work by international artists, including Christine Dakin, longtime principal with the Martha Graham Dance Company, doing Graham’s legendary solo, “Cante Jondo.”

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Who’s going to die? In Jean Isaacs’ propulsive, stomping, ominous “Rite of Spring,” one dancer after another appears isolated from the rest … and will he/she be chosen to be sacrificed? Erica Ruse does a tortured, limb-flinging solo, while the others stand and watch. And these folks, denizens of a wonderfully creepy leather bar, doesn’t look friendly.

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