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Robert Wolfskill

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About us

 

Located in East Pasadena, CA on the Campus of Arches & the St. James UMC, Porticos Art Space is home to a  professional theatre company;

Arroyo Repertory Theatre,  the prestigious Nancy Evans Dance Theatre and the Pacific Opera Project.

 

Portcos manages an Art Gallery on the premises featuring works from local professional artists.

 

Porticos offers day and after school classes in art, theatre, film, music and dance that meet the California Academic Content Standards for Visual and Performing Arts.  They also offer classes in the culinary arts for ages 6-12 and sewing classes for ages 6-12 and 12-18.   Classes begin August 27th.

For Immediate Release

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April 23, 2013 – Pasadena, CA

 

NANCY EVANS DANCE THEATER RETURNS TO PORTICOS ART SPACE WITH GUEST DANCE COMPANIES

 

PORTICOS ART SPACE resident dance company NANCY EVANS DANCE THEATER will host WORKS 2013: AN EVENING WITH NANCY EVANS DANCE THEATER AND GUESTS, a four evening dance series featuring works by eight different choreographers and four participating dance companies at PORTICOS ART SPACE on June 1, 2, 8 & 9, 2013.

 

NANCY EVANS DANCE THEATER will host WORKS 2013: AN EVENING WITH NANCY EVANS DANCE THEATER AND GUESTS, a four evening dance series featuring works by eight choreographers and FOUR PARTICIPATING DANCE COMPANIES including NANCY EVANS DANCE THEATER, JACKSONVILLE DANCE THEATER, BETH MEGILL AND COMPANY and SOLEVITA DANCE COMPANY on June 1, 2, 8 & 9, 2013 at PORTICOS ART SPACE located on the campus of the St. James United Methodist Church at 2033 E. Washington Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91104.  Tickets are $20.00 for general admission and $15.00 for students, seniors or members of Dance Resource Center.

 

Works 2013: An Evening With Nancy Evans Dance Theater and Guests will consist of four separate performances featuring choreography from Nancy Evans Dance Theatre's Nancy Evans Doede, Katrina Amerine, Ashleigh Doede and Jenn Logan, along with the choreography of Jacksonville Dance Theatre, Beth Megill & Company and SoleVita Dance Company. June 1st features Jacksonville Dance Theatre under the direction of Rebecca Levy with additional choreography by Tiffany Fish; June 2nd welcomes Beth Megill & Company; June 8th & 9th will include unrepeated choreography from Joelle Martinec's SoleVita Dance Company. Patrons that wish to see more than one performance will receive a discount on subsequent concerts during the two weekends of work.

 

Director, Nancy Evans Doede says of her fellow contributing choreographers, “Jacksonville Dance Theatre, Artistic Director Rebecca Levy was very active in the dance community in Los Angeles with B.E. Productions, a modern dance company she directed with Eryn Schon-Brunner for several years. Rebecca moved to Florida to take a dance teaching position at Florida State College, and we’re delighted to have her new company working with us in this concert. In one of their dances, our company will be joining them for a small section.  We’re learning it via video, and will rehearse it with them for the first time at dress rehearsal!  Nancy continues, “June 2nd will be Beth Megill & Company and Artistic Director Beth Megill’s choreography is full of humor, invention and musicality! June 8th and 9th will be SoleVita Dance Company, Artistic Director Joelle Martinec.  SoleVita performed in our Friends/Family Dance Festival last November, and we’ve asked them to join us for the second weekend of shows. They will do different pieces in each performance. Joelle’s choreography is energetic, jazzy, lyrical and fun!  Nancy adds, “There will be a solo piece that I will do as an homage to my mentor and friend, Hanya Holm. I haven’t performed in a very long time, but this seems to be the moment..”

 

Works 2013: An Evening With Nancy Evans Dance Theater And Guests presented by Nancy Evans Dance Theater on June 1 & 8, 2013 at 8:00 pm and June 2 & 9 at 4:00 pm at PORTICOS ART SPACE located on the campus of the St. James United Methodist Church at 2033 E. Washington Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91104.  Tickets are $20.00 for general admission and $15.00 for students, seniors or members of Dance Resource Center.  Purchase tickets at the door or on line at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/374389    . For more information go to www.nancyevansdancetheatre.com/ or www.porticosartspace.org .

 

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