VIDEO: What is The PGK Dance Project 1994 – Today

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Tabla with Nguyen Bui and John Paul Lawson Choreo Peter Kalivas

Photo: “San Diego Dances at YOUAREHERE” (former gas station converted into work/live spaces)



March – “San Diego Dances in Logan Heights” at Bread & Salt – a former bread factory converted into an Arts Center (3 SOLD OUT Performances) featuring The PGK Dance Project performing works by Peter Kalivas, Blythe Barton, Kim T. Davis, Rosalia Lerner with  guest companies and artists somebodies dance theater, Anjanette Maraya-Ramey, Natasha Ridley, Viviana Alcazar-Haynes

October – The PGK Dance Project at The Lyceum Space Breaking our attendance records



March – “San Diego Dances at YOUAREHERE” in Golden Hill featuring The PGK Dance Project with guest artists Anjannette Maraya-Ramey, Donna Scro Freespace Dance, Michale Nickerson-Rossi, Khamla Somphanh

Teetering Quartet Choreo Michael Nickerson Rossi


October – “San Diego Dances in Spanish Village” Balboa Park featuring The PGK Dance Project and guest company Mojalet Dance Collective with guest musician Rayme Sciaroni


September – December: The Ascend Project is born, a work-study program for low-income young adults seeking technical training in the dance arts and providing participants with vocational training and skills.  Hosted by The Ray & Joan Kroc Center and funded by independent citizens

June 17-28: 2nd Annual SUMMER INTENSIVE serving dancers, choreographers, teachers from across San Diego, the US and Abroad

April 27-28: Dance on the EDGE featuring 25 professional, preprofessional dance companies of diverse styles for Mission Federal Credit Union’s ArtWalk Little Italy

March: FREE Performances for the public at San Diego Public Libraries, sponsored by Friends of the SD Public Libraries

February: Residency & Performances The Blake Theater (Tampa), Santa Fe College (Gainesville)


November 27th – Dec. 2nd The PGK Dance Project’s first Tour to Central America included performances at The Bliss Centre for the Performing Arts in Belize City, Belize for The Dance ‘X’ International Dance Festival





November 1st The PGK Dance Project @ Point Loma Library

October 26th & 27th ‘San Diego Dances’ on Broadway – in the lobby of the historic Spreckels Building featuring work by Peter G. Kalivas, Khamla Somphanh, Vivana Alcazar and Heather Dale Wentworth in the stunning lobby of the Historic Spreckels Theater Building


September 29th & 30th Viviana Alcazar performs “A Song for You” choreographed and sung live by Peter G. Kalivas for ‘Dance A Wish’ produced by Outreach Through Dance at The Garfield Theater La Jolla

September 21st & 22nd Nannette Brodie Dance Theater performs Peter G. Kalivas’ “There & Back” at The So-Cal Invitational at the Orange Coast College Theater

September 7th & 8th The PGK Dance Project and The PGK Dance Project Too @ Art San Diego Contemporary Art Fair Balboa Park Activity Center

July 7th & 8th The PGK Dance Project in “Continuous Play” at The Vine featuring a special musical guest vocalist Peter G. Kalivas

July 2-7th ‘PGK’ Summer Intensive 2012 hosted by Culture Shock Dance Center

April 28th & 29th CREATES Dance on the EDGE for Mission Federal Credit Union’s ArtWalk

April 19th The PGK Dance Project TRANSFORMS EDEN

April 14th & 15 ‘PGK’ with ‘Mojalet’ at The Vine Theater

March 4th & 11th “San Diego Dances in Little Italy” @ 98 Bottles

Performing at 98 Bottles beer and wine bar and shop

February 1-11th ON TOUR in Melbourne, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Florida


November 14-18th The Boston Center for the Arts -“Pick of the Week” Boston Globe

Dance at The Mills Gallery featuring The PGK Dance Project with dancers from Boston Conservatory, Harvard, Salem State University and others in “Where & When”.

August 2-4th Teaching Residency Dance New Amsterdam, NYC, NY

July 29th-31st Teaching Residency The NYC Dance School, Stuttgart, Germany

July 9 & 10 The PGK Project in “Where & When” at The Vine Theater, Rancho Bernardo, CA

June 17th The PGK Project in “Love is Gone” at Queen Bee’s Arts & Cultural Center  Americans for the Arts Conference ARTVentures North Park, San Diego, CA

June 12th Master Class for Cirque du Soleil Artists, Las Vegas, NV

April 25-28th Peter G. Kalivas creates and premieres work on ODC/Dance in ODC/Intensity @ The Old Town Temecula Community Theater, Temecula, CA

April 11-15th Teaching Residency at CORE Performance Atlanta, GA

April 12th Master Class/Lecture Auburn University, Auburn, AL

April 13th Master Class/Lecture Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, AL

April 8th Master Class at Rochester Opera House, Rochester, NH

April 6th Master Class at DanceArts Centre, Melbourne, FL

April 3rd Master Class at The Miami Conservatory, Miami, FL

April 1st Master Class/Lecture Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA

March 25th & 26th “San Diego Dances in Kearny Mesa”, San Diego, CA

January 27-29th “Dance/Theatre” at the Diversionary Theatre conceived and directed by Peter G. Kalivas featuring six choreographers interpreting LGBT Theater works through dance. San Diego, CA

January 8th The PGK Project in performance at The Citicorp Ailey Theater New York, NY 


“Concrete Jungle” THE TOUR featuring The PGK Project with local artists in St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Lake Worth, Jupiter and Melbourne, Florida

The PGK Project in “There & Back” at The Blurred Borders International Dance Festival San Diego, CA


The PGK Project performs at The Laguna Dance Festival, Laguna Beach, CA

Premieres “San Diego Dances in Hillcrest” at DK Hair Salon featuring six local professional companies and artists


The PGK Project’s 3rd US State Department Funded TOUR to Kazakhstan

The PGK Project US State Department Funded TOUR to Brazil

Choreographic Commissions and Residencies: Texas Christian University, Kansas City Contemporary Dance Company, Houston Metropolitan Dance Company, California Institute of the Arts, among others.


The PGK Project US State Department TOUR to Peru


The PGK Project ON TOUR in New Zealand


Artistic Director, Peter Kalivas creates ‘Without Walls’ for The California Institute of the Arts (CalARTS) which premiers at The Dorothy Lund Disney Concert Hall’s REDCAT Theater


Artistic Director, Peter Kalivas teaches and choreographs at The Stamping Ground Dance Festival (Australia), Tsoying Academy for the Arts (Taiwan), The Colombo Dance Factory (Switzerland), Tisch School of the Arts New York University (NYC)


Artistic Director, Peter Kalivas is guest faculty (one semester) at Yildiz Teknik Universitesi, Istanbul Turkey and premiers new work at Dance Platform Turkey and The Turkish Theater Festival (Ankara, Istanbul) and moderates panels for emerging choreographers.


Artistic Director, Peter Kalivas teaches as a Fulbright Scholar at Kyung Hee University, Seoul, S. Korea

1994 – 2000

Peter Kalivas founded The PGK Project in 1994 while working in Munich as a dancer of both The Iwanson Dance Company and The Bavarian State Opera Ballet.  During this time the company of 5 traveled throughout Europe performing at a variety of festivals and by invitation to theaters (France, Spain, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Germany).  Additionally, Mr. Kalivas taught master classes, workshops throughout building the company’s presence.  Upon his return to the US in 1996 he soon thereafter became an original member of Sean Curran Company (NYC) originating roles as a dancer and touring once again and multiple seasons in NYC.  During this time he reformed, The PGK Project in NYC and so the process begins again: performing at Festivals, Theaters, teaching Master Classes and workshops building the company’s presence in NYC and across the US including: The Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Florence Gould Hall and The Citicorp Ailey Theater/NYC, Japan-American Theater (LA), The Mahaffey Theater (St. Petersburg, FL), among others and residencies at Texas Christian University, Shenandoah University, Rhode Island College, The Florida Dance Festival, New World School of the Arts, and on.