SAN PEDRO ♥ FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS (previously the TriArt ♥ Festival) announces Year Ten scheduled for September 17 & 18 at Ports O’Call Village in the south grass area of the park.
Saturday, September 17, 2016
1:00pm – San Pedro City Ballet (regional)
1:15pm – DaanSekou (African dance & drums)
1:30pm – Katerina Tomas/Mojácar Flamenco, guitarist Stephen Dick
1:40pm – Sophie Olson Dance Explosion
2:05pm – Grupo Folklorico Tzintzuni
2:25pm – Re:borN Dance Interactive
2:40pm – Kairos Dance Company
2:50pm – VIDA – Vannia Ibarguen Dance Arts
3:10pm – Soorya Dance Company
3:35pm – McNulty Irish Dancers-Los Angeles (school)
3:45pm – People’s Place Pacers
Sunday, September 18, 2016
1:00pm – Dante Puleio (with dancers from UC Irvine)
1:10pm – JRick & the Hot Flashers (community)
1:15pm – Akomi Dance
1:30pm – Project21
1:45pm – Louise Reichlin & Dancers/ Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers
2:10pm – MKM Bollystars
2:30pm – 3-19 Dance Art/ Beatriz Vasquez
2:45pm – Ruby Karen Project/OC Aerial
3:15pm – alexx makes dances, cuerva folklorico, Cuñao
3:35pm – Hiroshi Hamanishi/ Tap
FEATURED MUSIC GROUPS
Saturday at 1:30 pm- flamenco guitarist Stephen Dick (With Katerina Tomas/Mojácar)
Sunday at 3:15 pm Cuñao (with alexx dances and cuerva folklorico)
Sunday at 4:30-6:30 pm Wildwood Highway
The SAN PEDRO ♥ FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS (formerly the SP TriArt Festival) is a free family event featuring dance, music, & crafts in the Ports O’Call Village on the waterfront, this year on September 17-18, 2016. This will be its 10th year. Five years ago, the TriArt Festival moved to Ports O’ Call Village helping to draw in thousands of new spectators, performers, and vendors to showcase San Pedro as a center for art. Original founder, Joe Caccavalla, envisioned the dance, music, and visual arts/ crafts as the heart of the festival to foster art appreciation.
After his death in 2012, the producers reformed as SAN PEDRO ♥ TRI ART Festival and since then our audience attendance has multiplied by the thousands along with increased recognition. It has become best known for its dance performances, also gaining increased recognition each year for its music. Our company, Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers (LA C&D), had previously been the non-profit fiscal receiver for the festival, and we applied for and received a festival grant again from the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of LA. New this year is a 2016-17 Community Investment Grant from the Port of LA. Louise Reichlin is Executive Producer and Dance Director, and curates a diverse range of companies this year including ballet, modern, jazz, flamenco, tap, African, bollywwod, Indian, contemporary, aerial arts, hip-hop, Irish, and four companies that span the Hispanic experience from traditional Mexican Folklorico to experimental So American work to a performance art approach.
Funds also come from Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe, and for the 4th time we received a Music in Public Places grant from the LA County Arts Commission. In-kind donations are again promised from Joe Buscaino Los Angeles City District’s office of Jacob Haik, local district director. Many businesses contributed items including Alvas for the dance flooring and preview location, Peoples Place, and Jayme Wilson for help with food sales and electricity. Many of you have contributed help with our marketing, and gifts for the hourly free drawings! Thanks to our past and present funders and donors, the SAN PEDRO ♥ FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS is able to thrive another year and bring the vibrant San Pedro community quality art performances and unforgettable sites and sounds.