The San Pedro ♥ Festival of the Arts is a free family event featuring dance, music & Visual Arts/Crafts in Ports O'Call Village on the waterfront. This will be its 10th year. We were again awarded a Department of Cultural Affairs, City of LA, Festival Grant, and several summer/fall free previews lead to the main event Sept 17 - 18, 2016.
Last year the Dance component included 14 professional and 7 pre-professional companies from all over the Southland. See more about past festivals at www.triartSP.com
There is an interest in all dance forms performed by professional companies including traditional ballet and modern as well as ethnic dance forms and hip hop. Most works were traditional in their presentation last year, but several companies did interactive pieces that involved audience members, or used the park area and site itself. This is for an outdoor Marley covered stage 32 x 28 feet. Each set will be 10 - 25 minutes. The programs open with a 2 - 3 pre-professional groups each day, so we'd like to hear from schools also. The turn out on each day was several thousand over the days events. We anticipate good coverage for the event, both before and after. Early deadline is now through June 30, late deadline July 15.
We receive many more applications than there is room for, so if you were not selected before, please try again, perhaps with a different piece. If you were in it last season let us know if you are interested this year, and what different work you might like to do. There is always great diversity in the programming.
1- email lousehr@LAChoreographersAndDancers.org what you would like to perform including digital press packet/ Contact info/ Video link
2- include an application fee of $25 (before June 30), or $30 (between July 1 - 15). On our website, www.LaChoreographersandDancers.org, click on "Donate Now" at the top, and then on the white "make a donation" and that sends you to our PayPal sheet. Type in amount under "item price". Click on "update" button.
Professional Companies - 10 to 25', pre-professional/community under 10'. If a new work included projected music.
Honorarium for all professional companies selected.
This year the festival is again produced by Louise Reichlin, Los Angeles Choreographers & Dances in conjunction with Jan Kain, People's Place San Pedro. More news about our partners to follow.