‘Dance for Life’ to raise funds for HIV/AID prevention, services

Comments:  | Leave A Comment

When Chicago’s notable dance companies collaborate Aug. 21 to raise fund for HIV/AIDS prevention and services, the companies will celebrate 19 years with the project, which has raised more that $4 million since 1992.

When Chicago’s notable dance companies collaborate Aug. 21 to raise fund for HIV/AIDS prevention and services, the companies will celebrate 19 years with the project, which has raised more that $4 million since 1992.

Dance for Life will host one world premiere performance by the famous choreographer Harrison McEldowney famous for his involvement in the closing ceremonies of the 1992 Summer Olympics.

The event will open with a grand reception at Millennium Park Rooftop Terrace (above the Harris Theater).

Once more dancers belonging to the companies have annually raised awareness and funds in an effort to provide assistance to those individuals who need the care programs and medical assistance. The program will be hosted by Dean Richards, entertainment critic and reporter for the WGN television and radio network.

Benefiting from the project are the AIDS Foundation of Chicago, Brothers Health Collective, Chicago Child Care Society, Safe Life Program, Centro Romero – HIV/AIDS Outreach and Education Project, Tongabezi Trust School, Young Women’s Empowerment Project and the Dance for Life Fund. Companies participating are the Ensemble Espanola Spanish Dance Theatre, Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, The Joffrey Ballet, River North Chicago Dance Company and Thodos Dance.

Event features a light buffet dinner, then at 7:30 p.m. the “Dance for Life” performance begins. Tickets range from $150-$500. The Harris Theater for Music and Dance is located at 205 E. Randolph Drive.    

MODINE & COMPANY DANCE THEATER AND NATYA DANCE THEATRE in association with he Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs presents Encountering the Other Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Storefront Theater, 66 E. Randolph St. Tickets are $18 for general admissions and $20 at the door.    

THE CHICAGO RHYTHM PROJECT, the year-round presenter of American tap dance and contemporary percussive arts, presents the 20th anniversary of Rhythm  World from July 26–August 8  at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Ave. Admission: $5 suggested donation at the door.   

BROADWAY’S BEST ARTISTS featuring Audra McDonald, Michael Cerveris, George Heard and Patti LuPone star in a salute to Stephen Sondheim with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Saturday at Ravinia Festival, 7 p.m., in memory of Howard A. Stotler and Adda and Paul Safran.

BEVERLY ARTS CENTER 9, 2407 W. 111th St., stages an Art-Aid Outdoor Concert to benefit BAC Saturday from 2 p.m.-10 p.m. Performers include Vance “Guitar” Kelly and the Backstreet Blues Band, The Smiley Tillmon Band, Sean and Charlie, Caution and others.   

THE NEWBERRY LIBRARY, 60 W. Walton St., is featuring its largest book fair Thursday and Friday from noon-8 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.   

BLACK HARVEST 16th International Festival of Film and Video scheduled at the Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St., will feature actress Pam Grier, Samuel Jackson and Robert Forster in the movie “Jackie Brown” Saturday at 3 p.m. and Aug.3 at 6:30 p.m. MAINSTAGE at eta Creative Arts Foundation at eta Square, 7558 S. South Chicago Ave., continues Ted Shine’s one-act comedies “Herbert III” and “Contribution” through August 22. Copyright 2010 Chicago Defender

Tags:

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 348 other followers