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“Mediterranean Nights”

Saturday, September 20th, 2014 from 5 pm to 10 pm

Centro Cultural de la Raza in Balboa Park

The PGK Dance Project cordially invites you to join us for the celebration of our 20th Anniversary and the kick-off of our 21st season!

Admission is FREE and open to all ages, in grateful appreciation to our community for your support over the years.

The theme of the event represents the Greek heritage of Founding Director, Peter G. Kalivas, and the spirit of the Mediterranean, a place where continents and cultures join together, reflecting our vibrant community and the diversity of The PGK Dance Project.

Honorary Chairperson, Dr. Stuart E. Schwartz, welcomes everyone to a casual cocktail party with Mediterranean-inspired food, followed with performances by PGK Dance and our special guest companies (Greek, Flamenco, Indian, and Belly Dancing). Then everyone – learning Greek dances followed by a DJ until 10pm.

** When you click tinyurl.com/PGKMedNights to RSVP, we will send you a link for $30.00 off a ride to/from our event with UBER, and we will also thank you for your reservation by offering your first drink of the night.

We are grateful to acknowledge our sponsors for their support of this event:
Capezio
Capezio
98 Bottles
98 Bottles

KousKous Moroccan Bistro

Kous Kous Moroccan Bistro
Diversionary Theater
Diversionary Theatre
NeNe’s Dance Shoes

 

Nene's Shoes

The San Diego Symphony

San Diego Symphony

DK Hair
DK Hair
The Living Coast Discovery Center
The Living Coast Discovery Center
Centro Cultural de la Raza
Centro Cultural de la Raza
North Coast Repertory Theatre
North Coast Repertory Theatre
Mo’olelo Performing Arts Company
Mo'olelo Performing Arts Company
UBER
UBER
Bluefoot Bar & Lounge
Bluefoot Bar & Lounge
Clark Charter Romantic Sails
Sue Brenner Photography

 

Sue Brenner Photography

 

 

 

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CLICK on COLLAGE ABOVE to view 2014 VIDEO PROMO

Dance Film on location at Spanish Village Balboa Park 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNFvQIybrds&feature=youtu.be

The PGK Dance Project is a critically acclaimed premier dance company based in San Diego under The PGK Project, Inc., a non-profit organization producing a variety of programs and events, outreach that make world class dance performances, training and appreciation affordable, relevent and easily available throughout the County and beyond.

Since 2002 our World Class Contemporary Repertory company  has been a cultural envoy appointed by the US State Department bureau of culture and education performing locally, nationally and internationally. We have represented American Contemporary Dance in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Central & South America, Australia, Africa and Asia.

“Beautifully Sculpted” -The Los Angeles Times   2013_06_28_PGK_Dance 492                                                   

“Powerful and Precise” -Dance Europe

“Remarkable, Compelling” -Dance Magazine

“Absolutely Wonderful” -Boston Globe     

Amazing and Inventive” -sandiego.com

 

 _DSC3074w Nicole Oga in Searching for Light Part 3 _DSC3283w A Song For You 1  Bitterness Lingers Unnecessarily Credit Mick Morley

Our own local events: As a producer we are known for our innovative, unique model of partnering with local businesses and organizations who provide their spaces at no or low cost; so throughout the year we produce our performances at a variety of non-traditional spaces, such as a hair salon, warehouse, factory, loft, among others at little

cost.

“Peter G. Kalivas, likes to take dance out of the theater and to the people,..”                         Janice Steinberg, SanDiegoStory.com

Circulating our performances this way throughout the County with affordable ticket price structures ($20-$5) lets us engage with, develop, serve and represent more diverse audiences and communities.

CLICK HERE to Enjoy 2013 PROMO: http://youtu.be/WI3PXdY3m7o                                                                    The PGK Dance Project ‘ON TOUR’ in Belize @ The Dance ‘X’ International FestivalLizaVollPhotography-0283 (ZF-1116-03429-1-008)

 The PGK Dance Project’s 2013/14 Season is sponsored by
The San Diego City Commission for Arts & Culture, National Endowment for the Arts,
The California Arts Council, The US State Department of Education & Culture, Western States Arts Federation, Dr. Stuart E. Schwartz, Bill Adair & David Roth, James Albert, Richard Bonacci, Wayne Bowlby, Bret Cleveland, Brian Lee Corrigan, Patrick Decoursey, Joe Lynch, Gene Morones, Darrell Netherton & Robert Wheeler, Dan Schroebel, David Swietlik, Target, The Puffin Foundation, The Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, The American Cancer Society, Office Depot, Vertical Response, Culture Shock Dance Center, Jazz 88.3, San Diego CityBeat, Mission Federal Credit Union’s ArtWalk, Sue Brenner Photography, Gary Allard Photography, Spanish Village Balboa Park, San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau, Friends of the Public Library, Clark Construction, UNIVISION, San Diego Gay & Lesbian News Network, Bluefoot Bar & Lounge, The Soda Bar, A Class Act Event Supplies, The ASCEND Project Support Group, Multicultural California, Foundation for Form, Rising Arts Leaders, an affiliate of Americans for the Arts, National Institute of History & Culture Belize, Discount Dance Supply, Delta Airlines,The Kroc Center, Malcolm X Library & Performing Arts

Photos from Top to Bottom: Jennifer Fait performing at You Are Here – a Creative Mixed Use Space in Golden Hill, Jennifer Fait & David Wornovitzky performing at 3rd Space for the Creative in University Heights, Nicole Oga (‘PGK Alumni) performing in ‘San Diego Dances in University Heights at 3rd Space, Guest Artist Natasha Ridley at 3rd Space, Viviana Alcazar dancing while Director Peter G. Kalivas sings at ‘Dance a Wish’ benefitting the Make a Wish Foundation The Garfield Theater La Jolla, Viviana Alcazar in ‘Bitterness Lingers Uneccesarily’ choreographed by ‘PGK’ Director Peter G. Kalivas at 3rd Space for the Creative.  Credit: Gary Allard and Sue Brenner