Genre: Dance
american cancer society

Dance Against Cancer raised more than $200,000 for the American Cancer Society on Monday, May 5, 2014. Proceeds from the evening will benefit research initiatives and patient and family service programs. More than 500 guests attended the fourth annual Dance Against Cancer. VIP guests enjoyed cocktails, preferred seating, and a gift bag in addition to the performance and post-event reception. The performance featured new work by Brian Reeder created for American Ballet Theatre’s Isabella Boylston with New York City Ballet’s Chase Finlay and Amar Ramasar, Paul Taylor Dance Company in its first appearance at the benefit, Charles "Lil Buck" Riley performed with students from National Dance Institute, and included the NYC premiere of Justin Peck's Sea Change.


Key Attendees included presenting sponsors Jody and John Arnhold, Joseph and Diana DiMenna, Gerald Appelstein, Michelle and Timothy Barakett, as well as DAC Committee members Stuart Coleman, Robert Schulman, Phil Livingston, Joseph P. Doherty, Nikki Feirt Atkins, Maria Kowroski, Erin Fogarty, Daniel Ulbricht, Lynne Goldberg, Dan Bittner, Sarah Goocher, Karen Lacy, and Chloe Lipman.


Other attendees included: Christopher Abbott; Donya Bommer; Katherine Brown; Barbara Brandt; Susan & Jeffrey Campbell; Valentino D. Carlotti; Masazumi Chaya; Arlene Cooper; Julia Gruen; Judith M. Hoffman; Judith Jamison; Alastair Macaulay; Justin Peck; Alexei Ratmansky; Renee Robinson; Jock Soto; Linda Stocknoff & Morrie Sandler; John Tomlinson; Carmen Marc Valvo; Linda & Stephen Waterhouse; Celia Weston; Christopher Wheeldon; and Isiah Whitlock, Jr.


Patron Tequila, GUS Grown-up Soda, Brooklyn Brewery, Wolffer Estate Vineyard, Cabot Cheese, Beecher's Cheese, Foodmatch, Inc., Hearth Restaurant, Vitae, Mitchel London Catering, Fairway, Vinitaly International served as food and beverage sponsors.


The evening’s performance, produced by New York City Ballet’s Daniel Ulbricht and Manhattan Youth Ballet’s Erin Fogarty, featured New York City Ballet’s Jared Angle, Tyler Angle, Robert Fairchild, Chase Finlay, Lauren King, Maria Kowroski, Tiler Peck, Amar Ramasar, Taylor Stanley and Daniel Ulbricht; American Ballet Theatre's Isabella Boylston, Herman Cornejo, Jared Mathews, Gillian Murphy and James Whiteside; Alvin Ailey’s Matthew Rushing, Boston Ballet's Misa Kuranaga, Miami City Ballet's Patricia Delgado; as well as Lar Lubovitch's Clifton Brown, members of the Broadway community and Memphis Jookin' sensation, Charles "Lil Buck Riley."  This year also showcased young dancers from Jacques D'Amboise's National Dance Institute.


Work by choreographers George Balanchine, Paul Taylor, Christopher Wheeldon, Justin Peck, Frederick Earl Mosley, Brian Reeder, Greg Graham and others was also featured.

Open:   05/31/14
Close:   05/31/14

Theater:   AXA Equitable Theater
Address:   787 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019
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