Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Dancing Pisses Off The Homeless

SAN DIEGO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Nothing gets the homeless all riled up like dancing.

The San Diego Dance Theater is bringing culture and art to the San Diego transit system with the 10th Annual Trolley Dances this weekend (Sep. 27-28).

Dancers will perform six original, site-specific pieces along the trolley’s stops, including a few at hidden spots frequented by homeless people.

But transients aren’t always excited to see the dancers step on their turf.

Artistic Director Jean Isaacs explains, “When we show up, the homeless tend to run away in the other direction or get really upset. Some serve as inspiration for our dance pieces.”

One of the performances deals with vagrancy and uses props that once left a homeless guy screaming theft.

Isaacs explains, “In the piece we use a shopping cart and this man came up to the choreographer yelling ‘That’s my cart!’ But she let him know it was borrowed from Vons.”

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