Dance Against Cancer Benefit

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Performers to include Ailey's Clifton Brown and Matthew Rushing; NYCB's Robert Fairchild, Maria Kowroski, Lauren Lovette, Tiler Peck, Amar Ramasar, Teresa Reichlen, Daniel Ulbricht; American Ballet Theatre's Herman Cornejo; Martha Graham Dance Company's Katherine Crockett; and more to be announced.


[Arts & Culture]

Manhattan Movement & Arts Center presents "Dance Against Cancer" on Monday, May 7, 2012 with cocktails at 6pm, a performance at 7pm, and a reception at 8:30pm at the Manhattan Movement & Arts Center at 248 W. 60th Street, NYC, between Amsterdam and West End Avenues, in the Lincoln Center area.Tickets are $150 for the performance and reception or $50 for the reception only and are available at http://community.acsevents.org/danceagainstcancernyc.

Sponsorships are also available for $1,000, which includes: 4 tickets to the performance and reception, all-access pass to the tech rehearsals, and a signed photo with a benefit performer of your choice. All proceeds from this event will benefit research initiatives as well as all patient and family services programs that American Cancer Society funds.

The evening's performance, produced by New York City Ballet's Daniel Ulbricht and Manhattan Movement & Arts Center's Erin Fogarty, will feature dancers from New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Martha Graham Dance Company, and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Performers to include Ailey's Clifton Brown and Matthew Rushing; NYCB's Robert Fairchild, Maria Kowroski, Lauren Lovette, Tiler Peck, Amar Ramasar, Teresa Reichlen, Daniel Ulbricht; American Ballet Theatre's Herman Cornejo; Martha Graham Dance Company's Katherine Crockett; and more to be announced. The program will include an excerpt of Christopher Wheeldon's DGV: Danse â Grande Vitesse; excerpts of Balanchine's Agon, Who Cares?, Apollo and Square Dance; Alvin Ailey's Song For You; Richard Move's Lamentation Variation, to be danced by Katherine Crockett; and a World Premiere by Herman Cornejo, among other selections to be announced.
Dance Against Cancer is made possible by a generous space donation from Rose Caiola, the Executive Artistic Director of Manhattan Movement & Arts Center. The evening is sponsored by the Brooklyn Brewery and Food Match, Inc.

About Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
Manhattan Movement & Arts Center was developed by Rose Caiola as the home of the Manhattan Youth Ballet, a graded, pre-professional ballet academy and performance company.

Ms. Caiola, a former dancer and actress, founded the academy in the fall of 1994 as Studio Maestro at 48 W. 68th Street, and today serves as the youth ballet's executive artistic director.

For more information about mmac, visit www.manhattanmovement.com.

About The American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save live 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.

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 www.cancer.org.
 

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