Bebe Neuwirth, Ellen Greene & More Set for Uptown Downtown Benefit, 10/14
Mikhail Baryshnikov serves as the Honorary Chairman for Uptown Downtown, a special one-night-only extravaganza to benefit the Abrons Arts Center on October 14. Bringing together the brightest lights of New York City's uptown and downtown performance scenes, the evening will feature Kyle Abraham, Joey Arias, Jack Ferver + James Whiteside, Ellen Greene, Robert La Fosse, Bebe Neuwirth, Philippe Petit, and other special guests. Lance Horne serves as Musical Director.
$1,000; $500; $250; $100
6:30 pm Cocktails
7:30 pm Performance
9:00 pm Onstage after-party (ticket holders at the $250 level and above)
A special benefit art auction will be online October 1. Please visit www.paddle8.com/auctions/abrons to view and bid.
Mikhail Baryshnikov, Honorary Chairman
Richard + Iris Abrons, Julie Atlas Muz + Mat Fraser, David + Barbara Bolotsky, Dale Burch, Lisa Buxbaum, Earl Dax, Stephen Facey, Julia Gruen, Ian Highet + Lea Paine Highet, Paul + Susan LaRosa, Phyllis Lamhut, Teddy Lioliakis + Yvette Quiazon, Gina Meggo-Garza, John Morning, Brian Rogers + Sheila Lewandowski, The Rev. Dr. Thomas F. Pike + Lys McLaughlin, Pete + Becky Ruegger, Lucy Sexton, Alex Timbers, Carleigh Welsh, Basil Twist.
In 2012 Kyle Abraham was a Jacob's Pillow Dance Award recipient and USA Ford Fellow, and also named the newly appointed New York Live Arts Resident Commissioned Artist for 2012-2014. That same year, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater premiered Abraham's newest work, Another Night at New York's City Center to rave reviews. His choreography has been presented throughout the United States and abroad, most recently at On The Boards, South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, REDCAT, Philly Live Arts, Portland's Time Based Arts Festival, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Danspace Project, Dance Theater Workshop, Bates Dance Festival, Harlem Stage, Fall for Dance Festival at New York's City Center, Montreal, Germany, Jordan, Ecuador, Dublin's Project Arts Center, The Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum located in Okinawa Japan, The Andy Warhol Museum and The Kelly-Strayhorn Theater in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA. In 2010, Abraham received a prestigious Bessie Award for Outstanding Performance in Dance for his work in The Radio Show, and 2010 Princess Grace Award for Choreography and was selected as one of Dance Magazine's 25 To Watch in 2009. In 2011, OUT Magazine labeled Abraham as the "best and brightest creative talent to emerge in New York City in the age of Obama."