Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre  
Made to Move....
Since their first Davis performance in February, 1985, the Pamela Trokanski
Dance Theatre has built a reputation for creative choreography, unique
community outreach programs, and
a wide variety of opportunities for the "non-traditional" dancer, integrating
dance into the community.

What were some of our programs for the 2012 - 2013 Season?

The Davis Dance Project
, A lecture/ demonstration/ performance on dance
that includes audience participation opportunities and free tickets for children
12 and younger. The 2013 Dance Project is exploring the wide range of
reasons behind creating dance. As we look at how "form follows function" in
the world of choreography, audience members helped to create a dance!
See the results posted on our facebook page under videos!

Free dance classes, where community residents can learn dances and
perform with company members in Dance/Flash Mobs! We originally called
this program "Taking it to the Streets, and it was originally funded jointly
through Pamela and the City of Davis' Arts Contract Program. This program
was highly successful during our 2011-2012 season, and we continued it, in a
slightly different format, through the season, as we are committed to dance in
public places!

Second Wind Dance classes, free to senior citizens 65 and older. Since
1994, the PTDT has given over 8,000 free dance classes to seniors from the
Davis, Woodland, Sacramento community.

Free Dance for Parkinson's classes, in partnership with the Mark Morris
Dance Group and the Robert & Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing
Arts, UC Davis. This program offers weekly dance classes to people with
Parkinson’s Disease and their caregivers.

Full Season Performances of the Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre, the
PTDT Apprentice Company for young dancers, and the Third Stage, a
multi-generation, contemporary, dance company, in addition to
performances at community events.

September 14
We performed at Junk2Genius at the Davis Arts Center and, later, at the E
Street Plaza, performed with Hardwater!
October 6
Veterans' Memorial Theater, International House Event
November 4, 9, 10
Premiered new work in concert. In-House Theater,
The PTDT is a 501c3, non-profit organization. If you'd like to
support our work you may:
-Come to our concerts! Ticket income helps support these programs!
-Make your check out to Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre or PTDT
-Give it to the office person at the Dance Workshop
OR
You can mail it in, to PTDT
2720 Del Rio Place, Davis, 95618. Please include your return address and
we'll mail you the receipt for your donation.
Donations come with "Thank You" rewards that range from program
recognition to the naming of the In-House Theatre. For more information,
contact Artistic Director, Pamela Trokanski, at 530-756-3949.Thank you!
Dancers from the Second Wind dance
class, working on a jazz piece: "One"
choreographed to music from A Chorus
Line. These classes which are free to by
Pamela Trokanski and funded through
the Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre.
Since this program began in 1994, over
8,000 free dance classes have been
given to seniors in our community.
Pamela Trokanski Dance
Theatre, with guest dancers
from the community present
dance/flash pubic
performances through the
"Taking It to the Streets"
proram which was funded
jointly by an Arts Contract
from the City o f Davis' Arts
Contract Program and
Pamela Trokanski.
Community residents have
seen us on multiple Second
Fridays, Whole Earth, the
4th of July, the Davis Food
Co-op's Eat Local Festival,
and more!
The Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre has
given full season performances since the
Spring of 1985. Your dollars help support
the work that made  
Local columnist Bob
Dunning write:
GENIUS AMONG US … several weeks
ago I had the distinct pleasure of
attending “The Tao of Isms” ... normally,
dance is not my thing, but the dialogue
that accompanied the various dance
numbers was nothing short of brilliant …
the rest of the world doesn’t know what it’s
missing …
 (Davis Enterprise,March 27,
2011)
 
And prompted the Sac Bee Critic to
write:
"
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."
--Sacramento Bee Dance Critic Jim
Carnes
leading a dance exercise at the October,
2010, class. The Pamela Trokanski
Dance Theatre, in affiliation with the
Mark Morris Dance Group, is pleased to
announce the continuation of Dance for
Parkinson’s, a partnership with the
Robert & Margrit Mondavi Center for the
Performing Arts, UC Davis. This program
offers weekly dance classes to people
with Parkinson’s Disease and their
caregivers. Pamela received training for
the specialized teaching of this
population and is one of the teachers of
this class.