Encinitas Friends of the Arts in partnership with City of Encinitas and Litvak Dance Company is pleased to present Passport to Dance, One Evening, Five Countries on May 11th at 6:30 pm at Encinitas Community Center.
Join us as we take a journey to Indonesia, Spain, China, America, and Ireland through Dance, Music, and Visual Art. Global Items will be for sale at the international Market Place including refreshments.
This is a family friendly event and all proceeds from this event will go toward art education and programs in the City of Encinitas.
We look forward to seeing you there. Refreshments, wine and beer will be available for purchase at the market place.
Enjoy delicious food items along with wine, beer and soda available for purchase. Featuring Crepes from Isabelle Briens French Pastry Cafe and Samosas from KC Tandori in Encinitas. Plus water, tea and coffee free of charge.
Check out the quality vendors who will be selling their wares at the Marketplace: VIEane wool sculpted things & more, Namaste, and Barbara Bear Jewelry.
When shopping at the Marketplace, purchase tickets to the opportunity drawings for artwork, gift certificates, jewelry and rare collectibles.
VISUAL ART by Wren Polansky
Artist Wren Polansky's exhibit will be on view, I'm the American, a series of portraits. Each individual, displayed as a triptych, emphasizes different aspects of their root cultures, aesthetically reinterpreting and juxtaposing the various elements of dress. Info
Directed by Kristina Cobarrubia, Flamenco Arana joins powerful flamenco dancers in authentic costumes, vibrant native singers, and the mellow notes of a guitar to bring the sights and sounds of Spain a heartbeat away. Flamenco Arana links a historic past to an ever-changing, artistically dynamic future. Info VIDEO
Blue Ming Chinese Dance Company
Founded in 2010 by director Patricia Lippert, Blue Ming is a group of Chinese dancers who take pride in presenting traditional Chinese culture in the artistic forms of music and dance. They believe in professionalism and perfection. Year after year, Blue Ming has produced unforgettable performances that have reached the hearts of thousands. Info VIDEO
Ni Wayan Ekarini, Balinese Spiritual Journey
Ni Wayan Ekarini is a consecrated temple dancer and has performed throughout the islands of Indonesia and in Holland's prestigious art institutions, including the Tropen Museum, the Volkenkunde, and the Rijksmuseum. She has taught numerous workshops at universities and is a graduate of the California Institute for Integral Studies. InfoVIDEO
Malone Dance Academy of Irish Dance
At the Malone Academy, many of our dancers compete at the highest level of Irish dance competition, traveling nationally and internationally for Regional, National, All-Ireland and World Championships. Additionally, our dancers have performed around and outside the United States with world renowned shows, Riverdance, Lord of the Dance, and Liam Harney's CelticFusion. Info VIDEO
With live music by Pete Polansky on fiddle and friends.
Litvak Dance Company
Founded by Sadie Weinberg, diversity and inclusivity are at the core of Litvak's mission, with dancers of different physical builds, ages (20s through 50s), genders, ethnicities and backgrounds that "mirror the changing demographics" of North County. Info VIDEO
Passport to Dance Emcee Betzi Roe
Betzi Roe was Director and Producer of the Nations of San Diego International Dance Festival for 8 years and selected the dance companies for Passport to Dance. She trained in ballet in Los Angeles and San Francisco and joined the Hartford Ballet in 1969. In 1972 she co-founded a modern dance company here in San Diego. Info VIDEO
Saturday, May 11, 7:00-9:00pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
Encinitas Community Center: 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024 MAP
$30 EFA members
$35 general admission
$50 EFA membership and admission
$20 children, age 12 and under
$40 at the door
This Event is Expected to Sell Out, Purchase Tickets Today
More info 760-298-1708.
Thank you and enjoy the show.