Article by Cathy Breslaw
The PGK Dance Project
PERFORMANCES March 6-8th “San Diego Dances at Bread & Salt” in Logan Heights
1955 Julian Ave. between Crosby St and Dewey St, San Diego
Friday, March 6th and Saturday, March 7th, performances begin at 7:30 pm
Sunday March 8th, matinee performance at 2:00 pm
It’s a “Party With Dance” – This is how founding Director, Peter Kalivas describes the upcoming PGK Dance program to be held at Bread & Salt in San Diego. Recently a guest at an informal studio showing of work that will be premiered at the troupe’s 12th ‘San Diego Dances’ Program, I experienced a unique preview of the works in progress, heard about what inspired this work and listened to various choreographers and dancers talk about the pieces to be performed. I was struck by the passion, enthusiasm, physical strength and stamina of the dancers and the intuitive and spontaneous ways in which they interacted and responded to one another’s movements in the process of rehearsing each of the four dances performed that afternoon. Equally as intriguing, were the comments and interactions among the choreographers about how each dance could be played out. The experience reminded that the process of creating the program is as critical as the performance itself. Peter Kalivas explained that part of the excitement of this upcoming performance is that they will allow for the fact that the Bread and Salt spaces may evoke new and different ways in how the dancers will perform each work.
World premiers include “The Sound of Dance”, a collaboration conceived and directed by Founding Director Peter G. Kalivas featuring Kristina Cobarubbia (Spanish Flamenco) and Divya Devaguptapu (classical Indian) and John Paul Lawson (American Tap Dance) presenting forms that rely on sound as part of their production.
A new work by Blythe Barton, Artistic Director of Blythe Barton Dance for The PGK Dance Project also premiers and compliments the expanded version of "Why the Arts Matter/Tell Your Story" by Peter G. Kalivas, the return of Rosalia Lerner’s socially conscious work “Generally, Women Tend To,…” ,the gorgeous “From A Whisper”, by Kim T. Davis, Bay area director of kimdavisdance and “Stay With Me”, a newly re-arranged romantically combative duet choreographed by Peter G. Kalivas for PGK Dancers Megan R. Jenkins and Nguyen Bui featuring Peter on “live” vocals; yes, he sings too. Guest companies include: somebodies dance theater directed by Gina and Kyle Sorensen and independent choreographers Anjanette Maraya-Ramey and Viviana Alcazar Haynes with their respective dancers.
Tickets at: http://sandiegodancesatbreadandsalt.bpt.me