Break Out! A Celebration of Dance and Culture

January 18, 2012 · by pcriadmin · PCRI

In preparation for our upcoming premiere gala benefit (coming March 31–mark your calendar!), PCRI will host Break Out! a celebration featuring a break dancing show and lesson starring artists and dancers from Oregon Universal Zulu Nation.  The Break Out! celebration will be held Monday, January 30 at the June Key Delta Community Center in North Portland.

Break Out! is the kick-off event for PCRI’s upcoming gala benefit: Dancing with the Stars – Portland.  In addition to the high-energy B-Boy dancing, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the gala event, which will support PCRI’s affordable rental homes and resident services.  The Break Out! celebration will also share information and how you can become involved to support PCRI and the gala event.

Oregon Universal Zulu Nation’s dance and urban art (including dancer and PCC Instructor Levi Banner, pictured at right) is often featured at First Friday at Salmon Street Studios in Southeast Portland.  Through their art and involvement in community and after-school programs, they work to build a stronger future for all by serving the underrepresented and underprivileged members of the community.

The June Key Delta Community Center is dedicated to the energy and foresight of Portland, Oregon educator June Key.  The Community Center is a Living Building, a green building project developed by African American women, Portland sorority members of the Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta.  The building will provide a community center that sustains the needs of the multi-cultural neighborhood it serves, encouraging sound and health social, educational, artistic, economic and environmental development and awareness.

Due to space constraints, PCRI kindly requests your RSVP for Break Out!  Follow the link below to sign up online.

Register for BREAKout! in Portland, OR  on Eventbrite

Update:  Las Primas Peruvian Kitchen is generously providing their Peruvian delicious-ness for the event.  Be sure to pop into Las Primas afterwards for a meal – and say “thank you!”

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