The festive party will be held 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 23 at the innovative HUB at IDEA1, 895 Park Blvd, creating an evening of entertainment and experiences that will “wow” the senses, while raising funds for youth outreach programs. Malashock Dance offers free dance programs to more than 4,000 students in San Diego each year to give them the opportunity to learn from promising pre-professional dancers.
The honorary chair of the event, Dame Zandra Rhodes, will lend her chic aesthetic to the evening as San Diego art, fashion, and dance patrons enjoy Chagall-inspired dance performances by the renowned Malashock Dance Company, themed craft cocktails, and sweet and savory tapas created by Vanguard Culture Culinary director chef Daniella de la Puente, one of Baja’s most exciting chefs.
Patricia O’Connor, founder of Fashion Careers College and chair of the event says: “This event illustrates a lovely fusion of dance, fashion, and art. It’s such an exciting concept!”
VIP guests will enjoy a private pre-event cocktail hour (5:30 to 6:30 p.m.) on the rooftop lounge, with an exquisite view of the San Diego skyline at sunset.
A team of local fashion designers will create one-of-a-kind garments inspired by Chagall's "The Juggler." The works will be modeled and featured in a fashion runway walk. Patrons will have photo opportunities with the models and in an interactive photobooth with internationally renowned portrait photographer Josue Castro, in partnership with Vanguard Culture.
An exciting live auction for travel and entertainment prizes, and a paddle raise will round out the evening that will raise funds for dance programming for underserved youth in San Diego.
“This event is so unique and creative, it is truly a thrill to see such an eclectic and vibrant intersection of entertainment and art. The fact that we are all sharing this experience and helping to provide programs for deserving youth makes it one of a kind,” says executive director Molly Glynn Puryear.
This exciting intersection of creative industries and vibrant programming is in partnership with Vanguard Culture, a nonprofit dedicated to advancing San Diego’s creative industries.
For more information and tickets, visit MalashockDance.org.