presented by: Pacific Dance Ensemble / Newport School of Artistic Movement

Starts:Saturday, February 09, 2019  7:00 PMEnds:Sunday, February 10, 2019  4:30 PM

By donation to silent auction; tax-deductible


Newport Performing Arts Center

777 W. Olive Street
Newport, OR 97365


Saturday, February 09, 2019

Time:7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Time:2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Event Description:

Pacific Dance Ensemble’s Prepares Valentine’s Gift to the Community 

Pacific Dance Ensemble (PDE), directed by Nancy Mittleman, invites you to join them in a celebration of their 33rd anniversary with their Annual FREE SHOW and Benefit Auction, “Dances From the Heart:A Valentine’s Celebration” on Saturday, February 9th at 7pm and Sunday, February 10th at 2pm at the Newport Performing Arts Center.   

This year’s “Dances from the Heart” will feature original choreography by guest choreographer, Catherine Ross from Portland, OR,  PDE alumni, Cecily Wechter, Anabel Tucker, Kurt Danna and Roseena Robinson as well as PDE members, Erika Sugrue, Leela Kreis-Stokes and Avery Osborn. The program will also showcase original dance film and videos by the guest artist and PDE alumni. PDE offers these performances as a Valentine’s gift to the community, in heartfelt recognition of all the wonderful support and skills they have acquired growing up in Lincoln County. 

PDE is currently seeking donations for the silent auction portion of the celebration and hope you will contribute to help make this year’s benefit auction a success. All donations are tax deductible. Monies from the auction benefit PDE’s continual commitment to bringing cultural enrichment to both the dance community and the community at large.  All contributions directly support a multitude of programs including; engaging in exchange programs with other dance groups (national and international), offering lecture demonstrations in our schools, commissioning guest choreographers, artists and dancers to enrich our Lincoln County dancers, taking students to performances in other cities and bringing performances to the Newport Performing Arts Center.

PDE dancers have gone on to study and perform in such places as Juilliard (NYC), Mark Morris Dance Group (NYC), San Diego Dance Theater (CA), The Jose Limon Dance (NYC), San Francisco Ballet (CA), Chris Elam’s Misnomer Dance Co. (NYC), Coyote Dance (NYC), Martha Graham Studio (NYC), Amanda Selwyn Dance Theater (NYC), Eugene Ballet (OR), Paco Gnomes and Co. (CA), Requisite Dance (CA), Lineage Dance Co. (CA), Headwaters Dance Co, (MT), Dancer’s Workshop (WY), Cornish Institute for the Arts (WA), California Institute for the Arts (CA), The Laban School (London, UK), Beloit College (WI), Interlochen (MI), Bennington College (VT), Tisch at New York University (NY), and Pacific Northwest Ballet (WA).

Treat yourself to a Valentine’s surprise at the auction and enjoy PDE’s FREE performance, “Dances from the Heart”, Saturday, February 9th at 7pm and Sunday, February 10th at 2pm at the Newport Performing Arts Center. 

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