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Fourth Annual Dance Against Cancer: An Evening to Benefit the American Cancer Society, May 5, 2014 @ 7pm….

May 3, 2014

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Fourth Annual Dance Against Cancer

An Evening to Benefit

the American Cancer Society

Monday, May 5, 2014 7pm

AXA Equitable Theater

787 Seventh Ave., NYC

Ballet Hispanico performing Nacho Duarte’s Jardi Tancat the 2013 Dance Against Cancer

Ballet Hispanico performing Nacho Duarte’s Jardi Tancat the 2013 Dance Against Cancer

World Premieres by Brian Reeder, Kirven Douthit-Boyd & Greg Graham

With a performance by Alessandra Ferri, New York City Ballet’s Jared Angle, Tyler Angle, Robert Fairchild, Chase Finlay, Lauren King, Maria Kowroski, Tiler Peck, Amar Ramasar, Taylor Stanley & Daniel Ulbricht, American Ballet Theatre Isabella Boylston, Herman Cornejo, Jared Mathews, Gillian Murphy & James Whiteside, Memphis Jookin’ sensation, Charles “Lil Buck Riley.”

Work by choreographers George Balanchine, Paul Taylor, Christopher Wheeldon, Justin Peck, Frederick Earl Mosley, Brian Reeder, Greg Graham & others will be featured.

6PM VIP Reception

7pm General Admission

*Reception to follow*

TICKETS

Christopher Wheeldon’s “This Bitter Earth”  performed by New York City Ballet’s Wendy Whelan & Tyler Angle for the  2013 Dance Against Cancer. Photo by Christopher Duggan

Christopher Wheeldon’s “This Bitter Earth” performed by New York City Ballet’s Wendy Whelan & Tyler Angle for the 2013 Dance Against Cancer. Photo by Christopher Duggan

Repertory to include:

In Memory Of (excerpt)

Music: “Feet Can’t Fail Me Fail Me Now” by Dirty Dozen Brass Band and “Emafini” by Lady Smith Black Mambozo

Choreography: Tracy Straus

Improv by Charles “Lil Buck” Riley

the students of Jacques D’Amboise’s National Dance Institute

Gala Presentation Conceived and Staged by Damian Woetzel

Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux

Music: Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky

Choreographer: George Balanchine

Misa Kuranaga (Boston Ballet Principal), James Whiteside (formerly of Boston Ballet, American Ballet Theatre Principal)

Pas de Deux from Chaconne

Music: Christoph Willibald Gluck

Choreographer: George Balanchine

Maria Kowroski & Tyler Angle (New York City Ballet)

Les Lutins (excerpt)

Music: Antonio Bazzini

Choreographer: Johann Kobborg

Dancers: Herman Cornejo (American Ballet Theatre), Daniel Ulbricht (New York City Ballet)

Don Quixote Pas de Deux

Music: Ludwig Minkus

Choreographer: Marius Petipa

Dancers: Gillian Murphy & Jared Matthews (American Ballet Theatre)

After the Rain

Music: Arvo Part

Choreographer: Christopher Wheeldon

Dancers: Alessandra Ferri & Craig Hall

 Dance Against Cancer

Co-producers and longtime friends Erin Fogarty and Daniel Ulbricht conceived Dance Against Cancer in 2010.  Both Ms. Fogarty and Mr. Ulbricht have close ties to the cause.  Ms. Fogarty lost her father in 2011 after a seven-year battle with colon cancer in and Mr. Ulbricht’s mother is currently battling uterine cancer.  With so many of their close friends and family sharing stories of their own relation to the disease, the desire to do something grew into what is now a gala benefit for the incredible work that the American Cancer Society does through research initiatives as well as patient and family service programs. The benefit brings together artists from leading dance companies from New York City and beyond for a night of beautiful performances, world premieres and great company. Since its inauguration, Dance Against Cancer has raised over $100,000 in support of the American Cancer Society.

 About The American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer.  As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community.  We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight.  As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing more than $3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do.  As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year.  To learn more about us or to get help, call us any time, day or night at 1.800.227.2345 or visit cancer.org

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