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Pennington Dance Group (PDG) is a Los Angeles based modern dance company. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the PDG promotes dance through performances, education, and outreach programs, and has a home base at the striking venue, ARC Pasadena.


Pennington Dance Group is committed to artistic excellence in creating, performing, and preserving the work of founding director John Pennington, and of other contemporary and past dance artists. Collaborating with visual and performing artists of note, PDG creates and performs works that contain social, emotional, political, abstract, and scientific themes that appeal to a wide audience.


In seeking to preserve diverse contemporary dance traditions, PDG is also dedicated to the truthful recreation and reconstruction of significant works by seminal artists of the past.


PDG aspires to cultivate an understanding and love of dance through education in the schools and in the community, through national and international performances, and other innovative programming.


John Pennington, the artistic director of both PDG and ARC Pasadena, enjoyed a 14-year career with Bella Lewitzky Dance Company as a performer and teacher, serves on faculty at Pomona College and Cal State Long Beach, and is co-director of the Lewitzky Dance Gallery. 


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