Tuesday, May 26, 2009

SCPA Dance Salon Press Release

News Release from the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts, May 26, 20009

San Diego School of Creative and Performing (SCPA) Announces a New Salon Series Beginning on June 1, 2009 With the First Dance Salon

SAN DIEGO - A new Salon Series will begin on June 1, 2009 with a DANCE SALON at the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA). The dictionary defines salon as "the periodic gathering of people of social and intellectual distinction," as well as "a hall or gallery for the exhibition of art." It is with this in mind that this arts-based magnet school program in the S. D. Unified School District will present an ongoing series of community forums with working arts professionals from each discipline of visual arts, dance, music, choral, drama, and musical theatre. The entire series will be FREE and open to the public. This event will take place beginning at 7 p.m. in the Florence Johnson Grand Theatre.

This first ever Salon will center on the art and performance of dance and will include such well known professionals as Maria Mahon of the California Ballet, Jean Isaacs from San Diego Dance, Kathryn Irye, owner of Stage 7, Nikki Dunnan of the Eveoke Dance Company, as well as the distinguished faculty. Several of the participating community artists are from arts organizations around San Diego, which make up SCPA's Partners in Education. This forum will serve the purposes of discourse, asking and answering questions, while at the same time educating parents and students and expanding appreciation for the art of dance.

With the recent appointment of Mr. Richard Trujillo as the new Artistic Director at SCPA, a stronger emphasis of sharing SCPA's strengths with San Diego and the national arts scene has become a goal. Mrs. Mitzi Lizarraga, the Principal, and the Arts Department Chairpersons are currently fine tuning next year's season of performances and events which will expand the audience for SCPA and extend the knowledge and range of performers enrolled in the magnet arts program.

This new Salon Series is but one of several innovations in the works for the upcoming SCPA 2009-2010 Performance Season. Information concerning this will be forthcoming. For additional information on this event and the remaining 2008-2009 shows, which include the SENIOR CONCERTO SHOWCASE May 29, 2009, the STUDENT ART EXHIBITION June 3-6, 2009, and the SPRING DANCE CONCERT June 4-6, 2009, please contact the school at 619/470-0555 and the Box Office at 619/475-8556.
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Please use the following as a listing for you publication or announcement schedules:

June 1. Dance Salon, Florence Johnson Grand Theatre, San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA), 2425 Dusk Drive (2139). This is the first event of the exciting new Salon Series at SCPA; it centers on the art and performance of dance with professional dancers/choreographers and the SCPA faculty. This community forum begins at 7 p.m. Box office: (619) 475-8556 or go to www.scpa.sandi.net. Admission is FREE. Open to the pubic.

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For Immediate Release
Contact: David Donadio
Press and Promotions
San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts
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