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 Matthew Rushing and Clifton Brown; NYCB’s Maria Kowroski, Tiler Peck, Lauren Lovette, Robert Fairchild, Amar Ramasar, Daniel Ulbricht; American Ballet Theatre’s Herman Cornejo; Boston Ballet’s Misa Kuranaga; 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.