By Emily Sorensen
Mojalet Dance Collective is offering a full summer of entertainment, with dance performances of all styles at its theater, The Vine, located at the Bernardo Winery, 13330 Paseo del Verano Norte, Rancho Bernardo.
The summer of dance will kick off July 13 and 14, and continue through early September. Performances will be 4 and 7 p.m. Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays.
Blythe Barton Dance will be performing “Bodylogue” Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14 for the third summer in a row. This weekend will include an additional 5 p.m. Sunday show. “Bodylogue” will display Athletic, Intimate and Fluid dance styles as the choreography takes you on a journey through dance.
The Axxiom Dance Collective will perform the following weekend, Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22. One of Southern California’s most prominent dance companies, Axxiom remains rooted in hip-hop, African and modern dance.
Rayna Stohl and the Canyon Crest Academy Dance Conservatory will be presenting its work for the third consecutive summer at The Vine Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28. A wide variety of dances from the spring Dance Senior Thesis and other shows will be performed.
Carlsbad-based OPUS MIXTUS.dance, directed by Heather Dale Wentworth, will perform its unique mix of dance genres, ranging from deeply emotional contemporary dance to high energy jazz, Saturday, Aug. 3 and Sunday, Aug. 4.
Mojalet’s own Core Group and Jamolet will perform “Collage Dance,” choreographed by Andrew Holmes, Alia Ismay, Janet Alvis, Jaimie Nixon and Faith Jensen-Ismay, Saturday, Aug. 11 and Sunday, Aug. 12. “Collage Dance” will showcase the upcoming generation of contemporary dancers and choreographers.
Three Mask Theatre Tales, with storyteller Jerry Hager, presents “The Bright Side” Saturday, Aug. 17 and Sunday, Aug. 18. Experience three new stories told through dance and mask theatre.
Faith Jensen-Ismay and soprano Stacey Fraser perform in “The Vernon Duke Project: A Man and His Two Lives,” which tells the story of Vladimir Dukelsky, better known as Vernon Duke, composer of such popular songs such as “Autumn in New York,” “Taking a Chance on Love” and “April in Paris,” Saturday, Aug. 24 and Sunday, Aug. 25. Featured in the show are his serious classical compositions, excerpts from his ballets and many of his popular Broadway creations.
The California Rhythm Project returns to The Vine to celebrate the rhythms of America, from urban streets to the hills of Appalachia to the gospel roots of the South, Saturday, Aug. 31 and Sunday, Sept. 1. This performance will include an additional show at 5 p.m. Sunday.
Finishing up the summer of dance will be the Mojalet Dance Collective performing “A Blast From the Past,” a journey through music from 1900 to 1969, told through music, dance, video and fashion, Saturday, Sept. 7 and Sunday, Sept. 8. Artistic Director Faith Jensen-Ismay and the Mojalet dancers will be joined by Jonathan Meza, the featured master of ceremonies, who gets the audience involved in the experience. There will be an additional 5 p.m. show Sunday. Sept. 8. Tickets are $16 general admission, $11 students and seniors. For tickets, visit