The PGK Dance at The Lyceum Theater 9 Choreographers, 10 World Premieres / Audience Favorites, 1 Great Company


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The PGK Dance Project has quickly become one of the most dynamic, entertaining Dance Companies on the West Coast.

The PGK Dance Project appears for the first time on The Lyceum Theater’s MainStage World premieres by 9 different, exciting choreographers from across the US.

September 18 and 19 at 7:30pm and September 20 at 2pm.


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The Lyceum Theater is located in the lower level of Horton Plaza Mall at: 79 Horton Plaza San Diego, CA 92101P


Premieres include “And then, one day…”, a mysterious, physically demanding work featuring the women of the company by Boroka Nagy (Irvine), Kevin Jenkins, (San Francisco) has created a stunning contemporary ballet duet performed by PGK Dancers Jennifer Puls and John Paul Lawson, Andrew Pearson, (Los Angeles) premieres a stylized, “groovy” work for the group, Blythe Barton’s (Director Blythe Barton Dance, San Diego) “Cinema of a Certain Tension” returns after its premiere at our sold-out 3 day March event, “San Diego Dances at Bread & Salt”.

Artistic Director, Peter G. Kalivas presents premieres and audience favorites of his own. “Don’t Touch” is a funny, yet clever look at temptation through a solo dance/theater work created with and for PGK Dancer Alyssa Junious. “Stay with Me” premiers with live vocals by Kalivas, who is an equally accomplished singer, and is a duet featuring new PGK Dancers Jenny Henkel and Ron Davis, as well as “Ode”, a solo for new PGK Dancer Natalia Hill.

Mr. Kalivas’s group work “There & Back” (2009) returns and is directly inspired by his company’s first trip to Kazakhstan, Central Asia while getting caught in a sand storm.

“Listen”, a stunning duet premieres and is created and performed by new company member James LeMaster and apprentice Nicole Lee with Peter G. Kalivas.


Dance Community Collaborations
“The Sound of Dance”, conceived and directed by Peter G. Kalivas, created in collaboration with Kristina Cobarrubia (Flamenco), Divya Devaguptapu (Classical Indian) and John Paul Lawson (Tap) puts together forms that rely on sound production for their expression returns following its premiere at “Bread & Salt”. “Beginning to End” (2011), reveals 2 gay couples (male & female), one at the beginning and the other at the end of their relationships simultaneously exposes the universal, human conditions of love found and lost. This work was originally commissioned for “Dance/Theatre” at The Diversionary Theater and inspired by a scene from the operetta “Sextet” by Nicolas Reveles (San Diego Opera).

Sean Curran’s (1997) 18 minute tour du force “Folk Dance for the Future” closes out the show. Described by the New York and LA Times as “witty,… laugh out loud funny and poignant.” The company dons Scottish kilts and let’s Irish Folk and Modern Dance collide as it will into the future. In this folk dance gay and ethnically mixed straight couples along with toys r us babies represent the “new normal” in exuberant leaps and the skilled dancing “PGK Dance” is known for.


PGK Dance Director, Peter G. Kalivas was an original member of Sean Curran Company/NYC (1997 – 2002) and performed “Folk Dance for the Future” at The Joyce Theater New York, The Jacob’s Pillow over 35 tours across the US and Abroad.       (Photo: Peter G. Kalivas in “Folk Dance…”  Credit: Sue Brenner)


UPCOMING PGK Dance Schedule includes:

August 1st The PGK Dance Project TOO, guest artist at South Bay YMCA SUMMER CELEBRATION 6pm, FREE  Win TIX to see The PGK Dance Project at The Lyceum at event!

August 9th, The PGK Dance Project TOO, guest artists at La Jolla Public Library dancing poems by Maya Angelou, 2pm FREE  Win Tix to see The PGK Dance Project at The Lyceum at event!

August 12th, The PGK Dance Project TOO, guest artists at Malcolm X Library in “Kids Tales” (stories for kids), 6pm FREE  Win Tix to see The PGK Dance Project at The Lyceum at event!

August 29th The PGK Dance Project TOO with “live” music @ The Carlsbad Music Festival 2 & 4pm, FREE  Win Tix to see The PGK Dance Project at The Lyceum at event!

September 18-20th The Lyceum Theater San Diego

October 10th, 2nd Annual “Mediterranean Nights” PGK Dance audience appreciation event at Centro Cultural de la Raza, Dr. Stuart E. Schwartz Honorary Chairperson

November 8th The PGK Dance Project at The Central Library’s Shiley Room, 9th Floor FREE!  Win Tix to see The PGK Dance at “San Diego Dances” March 2016! for more information



VIDEO: “What is The PGK Dance Project and what makes us different?”What makes The PGK Dance Project different?
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All the best from PGK Dance and be awesome!


Peter G. Kalivas

Artistic/Executive Director
The PGK Project, Inc
4704 A Street
San Diego, CA 92102
(619) 886-7924
Nonprofit Tax ID: 20-4740701

Photos: Liza Voll (top, PGK Dance “Made in San Diego” Gallery Tour Boston; Sue Brenner Photography on Red Tank, Manuel Rotenberg PGK at the Lyceum)


The PGK Dance Project is funded in part by The City of San Diego
Commission for Arts and Culture, The California Arts Council, and The
National Endowment for the Arts, The Puffin Foundation, Dr. Stuart E. Schwartz with additional support from Vertical Response, Office Depot, Culture Shock Dance Center, Discount Dance Supply, Capezio at UTC/LaJolla and Public Architecture and Planning, sponsored by Veteran Tickets Foundation, Arts4Vets, Womens Museum of California, San Diego City Councilwoman Myrtle Cole District 4, Radio Pulso del Barrio, San Diego Arts Foundation, Allegro Physical Therapy, DanceFX, Vanguard Culture, SanDiegoDanceConnect, Media Arts, Smile Amazon Foundation, the Kaler Family Foundation, San Diego City Councilman David Alvarez District 8.