Pacific Dance Ensemble (PDE) presents an original adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s timeless story “The Wonderful Wizard in Oz”, at the Newport Performing Arts Center, May 25-27. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7PM, Sunday matinees begin at 2 PM.
PDE Director Nancy Mittleman has over 35 years of dance and theater expertise. Her teaching and choreographic style incorporates ballet, modern, jazz and various ethnic forms of dance. With a background in anthropology, music, art and science, she weaves these various elements into her work. Mittleman has danced, choreographed and acted for companies on both east and west coasts. In 1990 she received the Oregon Dance Association Honor Award. Mittleman has studied with Martha Graham, founded an exchange program with the Toshitsuna Ensemble from Tokyo, Japan, and worked with Senegalese Master Drummer Mamadou Thioub.
Pacific Dance Ensemble performs 2-4 programs a year which always include, Family Classics, a yearly spring performance, focusing on dance interpretations of literary classics. This performance features 100 dancers of all ages from throughout Lincoln County. Treat yourself and your family to a unique and delightful trip to Oz.
Newport performing Arts Center, 777 W. Olive Street, Newport, OR 97365 541-265-ARTS