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Press Release: AXIS Summer Events

THE OLD GLOBE’s AXIS FREE Public Event Series 
joins Balboa Park’s FREE TUESDAYS In The PARK with

Dance Parties, Lessons, and Performances on COPLEY PLAZA, 
+ One Thursday: the International Celebration of MAKE MUSIC SAN DIEGO!

Bring the Family to Kick This Off on TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 11AM - 2PM 


PHOTO EDITORS: Publicity photos are available by clicking here.

SAN DIEGO (June 6, 2018) — The Old Globe continues to make theatre matter to more people by mixing up our FREEsummer schedule of AXIS  events to include all the wonderful San Diegans and Balboa Park visitors who come to Free Tuesdays in Balboa Park! We invite families, dance and music lovers to join us on the Globe’s Copley Plaza for this FREE special AXIS Summer Dance Series on Tuesdays, June 12, July 10 and August 21. We will also join in on the worldwide celebration of Make Music Day on Thursday, June 21. 

The fun-filled activities highlight outstanding professional and community partner organizations and personalities who will teach, choreograph and inspire lots of community participation at all levels.

The events include:

  • Kids Dance Party Featuring Dance to EvOLvE, Tuesday June 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m
  • Make Music San Diego, Thursday June 21 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Fourth District Seniors Resource Center’s Globe Takeover featuring the Seasoned Line Dancers, Tuesday July 10, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • LV’s Island Flair, Featuring Dance Lessons with Elvina Adams, Tuesday August 21, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Dance to EvOLvE is a unique and mobile dance company that teaches all of its classes in third party venues around San Diego County. Specializing in teaching children ages 1.5 - 12 years.  Their mission is to evolve students through dance education while creating heart-warming smiles!

Make Music San Diego AXIS through its partnership with You Are Musical Project (Y.A.M.P.), joins the free celebration of music held around the world on June 21. Make Music Day, was launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique; it has expanded to more than 800 cities in 120 countries. Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music Day is open to anyone who wants to take part. Every kind of musician — young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion — pours onto streets, parks, plazas, and porches to share their music with friends, neighbors, and strangers. You Are Musical Project (Y.A.M.P.) is a free participatory community music making initiative that brings together ancient and modern musical tools to engage everyday people in making music together in public spaces. No previous musical experience is required, just step right up to any of the digital instrument stations, live microphones or percussion instruments and start making music right away with everyone.

Elvina Adams has been dancing since the age of three, with extensive local training. She has taught at Culture Shock Dance Studio, master classes at Grossmont College, and workshops at USD’s Summer Bridge program; and created award winning hip hop competition sets for Ramona Julian Academy of Dance, Arwen Daniels Dance Academy, and Heart 2 Art. For the past two years, she choreographed/staged dance and musical theater segments for the Globe’s Pam Farr Summer Shakespeare Studio. Her wide range of training blends into the unique style presented here.

About George Stevens Resource Center: Since 2002, the Fourth District Seniors Resource Center (FDSRC) has worked to enhance and embrace the quality of life for our “seasoned ambassadors” by providing a wholesome and safe environment for them to thrive, while assisting them to live more independently and proactively. We provide quality services to our district’s lower-to-moderate-income seniors and their families through a variety of resources. FDSRC does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, and political opinion or affiliation.

AXIS is supported by a grant from The James Irvine Foundation. Financial support is provided by The City of San Diego.

LOCATION and PARKING INFORMATION: The Old Globe is located in San Diego’s Balboa Park at 1363 Old Globe Way. There are numerous free parking lots available throughout the park. Guests may also be dropped off in front of the Mingei International Museum. For additional parking information visit www.BalboaPark.org. For directions and up-to-date information, please visitwww.theoldglobe.org/plan-your-visit/directions--parking/detailed-directions.

PLEASE NOTE: To look up online or GPS directions to The Old Globe, please do not use the Delivery Address above. There is only a 10-minute zone at that physical address. For GPS users, please click here for the map coordinates, and here for written directions to The Old Globe and nearby parking in Balboa Park.

About AXIS: Realizing our commitment to making theatre matter to more people, AXIS offers free cultural programs on the Globe’s Copley Plaza led by local artists and craftspeople. 9.5 million visitors pass through Balboa Park each year. The Old Globe strives to engage this population as we transform our non-performance space into a participatory art venue, utilizing the Globe’s unique physical location as an opportunity for connectivity and creative placemaking. AXIS is an effort to broaden our concept of audience, extending beyond regular ticket-holders and encompassing diverse, multigenerational constituencies from communities across San Diego County.

CALENDAR: A Thousand Splendid Suns (5/12–6/17), Native Gardens (5/26–6/24), AXIS: Kids’ Dance Party, Featuring Dance To EvOLve (6/12), The Tempest (6/17–7/22), AXIS: Make Music San Diego (6/21); Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax (7/2–8/12), AXIS: Fourth District Senior Center’s Globe Takeover, Featuring the Seasoned Line Dancers (7/10), Barefoot in the Park (7/28–8/26), Much Ado About Nothing (8/12–9/16), AXIS: LV’s Island Flair, Featuring Dance Lessons with Elvina Addams (8/21), The Heart of Rock & Roll (9/6–10/21), AXIS: Mexican Independence Day Celebration, Featuring Las Colibrí in Concert (9/15), 2018 Globe Gala featuring Andra Day (9/22), M.F.A.: Julius Caesar (10/20–10/28), AXIS: Day of the Dead Celebration (10/28), Globe for All Tour: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (10/30–11/18), Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (11/3–12/29), Looking for ChristmasThe New Clint Black Christmas Musical (11/13–12/16), Familiar (1/26–3/3/2019), Tiny Beautiful Things (2/9–3/10), Life After (3/22–4/28), They Promised Her the Moon (4/6–5/5), Ken Ludwig’s The Gods of Comedy (5/11–6/16), What You Are (5/23–6/23).

PHOTO EDITORS: Digital images of The Old Globe’s productions are available at www.theoldglobe.org/press-room.

The Tony Award-winning Old Globe is one of the country’s leading professional regional theatres and has stood as San Diego’s flagship arts institution for over 80 years. Under the leadership of Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and Managing Director Timothy J. Shields, The Old Globe produces a year-round season of 15 productions of classic, contemporary, and new works on its three Balboa Park stages: the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the 600-seat Old Globe Theatre and the 250-seat Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, both part of The Old Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, and the 605-seat outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, home of its internationally renowned Shakespeare Festival. More than 250,000 people attend Globe productions annually and participate in the theatre’s artistic and arts engagement programs. Numerous world premieres such as the 2014 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Meteor Shower, Bright Star, Allegiance, The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and the annual holiday musical Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! have been developed at The Old Globe and have gone on to enjoy highly successful runs on Broadway and at regional theatres across the country.

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Advance interviews are available with 
Director of Arts Engagement Freedome Bradley-Ballentine,
as well as most of our great expert consultants. 
Please contact Alejandra Enciso-Dardashti to arrange at 
aenciso@TheOldGlobe.org or (619) 238-0043 x2356.