UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance to Present THOUGH IT MAY SHIFT

The UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance presents Though it May Shift, a dance performance and theatre work that investigates the intrinsic tension between the contrasting forces in language and movement, linear and nonlinear, simultaneous and singular.

Ultimately, it posits that our perception of one another and what we actually know is perpetually building, one upon the other, to create fragments and suppositions that construct our relationships.

Directed by Erin Tracy, with text by Kristin Idaszak and Lily Padilla, Though it May Shift is constructed of interwoven solos, simultaneous actions and chance meetings. The piece is built collaboratively by a team of playwrights, musicians and performers as it explores the coinciding intimacy and duality of solo structures in performance-creating space for the prismatic quality of identity while embracing its inconsistencies, aberrations and incongruities.

The show runs Feb. 2-4 at 7:30 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee on Feb. 5. Performances are at the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre in the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Theatre District on UC San Diego's campus: 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla, CA. For information about parking, please see the website.

Tickets are $20 for regular performances. Subscriptions and group rates are available.Student tickets are $10 for regular performances. Faculty, staff, alumni and senior citizen discounts available as well. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the box office at (858) 534-4574.

Though It May Shift features dancers: Dina Apple, Issa Hourani, Nicole Javier, Rachel Torres and Erin Tracy and musicians: Kristopher Apple, Hillary Jean Young and Kyle Adam Blair.

The production staff includes Erin Tracy (Director), Kristin Idaszak and Lily Padilla (Writers), Charlie Jicha (Scenic Designer), Jaymee Ngernwichit (Costume Designer), Chao-yu Tsai (Lighting Designer), Mandisa Reed (Production Stage Manager).

About the director: Erin Tracy is a third-year MFA Candidate in Dance at UC San Diego. She creates work that explores violence, words, physical challenge, and precision. Erin has created original dance theatre in New York City and Tampa for Catch! Performance Series, Little Theatre, Fertile Ground, Movement Research, Four Days of Dance, Gasparilla Arts Festival, FEAST, FIVE by FIVE, and Florida Dance Festival. She has performed at such venues in New York as PS 122, The Ontological Theatre at St. Mark's Church, BAX, Galapagos, and Dixon Place. She received her BFA from New York University's Experimental Theatre Wing where she won the award for Outstanding Achievement.

Additionally, she has trained with Siti Company, Chicago-based performance group Goat Island, Movement Research, and Dance New Amsterdam. Erin is the Artistic Director of Spec Performance, a dance theatre company with a performance series dedicated to the development of new work. She was the recipient of a 2013 Individual Artist Grant from Hillsborough County for her evening-length dance theatre work Verbo. Recently, she was selected to participate in GenYes! an arts incubator program subsidized by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. She was also named Best Local Choreographer in Creative Loafing's 2013 Best of the Bay Awards.

Kristin Idaszak is a two-time Playwrights' Center Jerome Fellow. Her work has been seen in theatres across the country and on beaches along the coast of Southern California. She has received the Kennedy Center's Paula Vogel Playwriting Award and the Jean Kennedy Smith Playwriting Award. MFA: UC San Diego. Visit kristinidaszak.com for more.

Lily Padilla is a playwright, educator and organizer whose work interrogates gender violence and internalized mechanisms of social control. She is a second-year MFA Candidate in Playwriting at UC San Diego.

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