James Earl Jones, Chita Rivera, Alvin Ailey, American Ballet Theatre, Silva Dance and More Set for Career Transition For Dancers' 2014 Jubilee This Fall
ROLEX presents NEW YORK NEW YORK a helluva town - Career Transition For Dancers' 29th Anniversary Jubilee on Monday, October 6, 2014 at 7:00 pm at New York City Center, 131 West 55 Street (btwn. 6th & 7th Aves) NYC followed by dinner at The Grand Ballroom at The Hilton New York. Angela Lansbury will receive the 2014 Rolex Dance Award.
From Broadway to the Battery, NEW YORK NEW YORK a helluva town will take you on a rockin' ride through the most inimitable, iconic entertainment capital of the world - a mecca for arts and culture. Dance with us around our town, the most diverse city alive! This one-night-only entertainment event of the season features the best talent in theatre and dance performing with the Jubilee Orchestra. The show is produced and directed by Ann Marie DeAngelo. Career Tranistion For Dancers is a proud recipient of a 2013 Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre.
Joining* the dance/entertainment event of the new season are Special Guests: James Earl Jones, Chita Rivera, Chuck Scarborough and Karen Ziemba. There will also be special performances by artists from: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; American Ballet Theatre; Arthur Murray Dance Center, Columbus Circle; Ballet Hispanico; Jonah Bokaer; Dance Theatre of Harlem; Industrial Rhythm; Silva Dance Company; Tony Waag's American Tap Dance Foundation plus a special appearance by the Rockette Alumnae. *program and artists subject to change
The 2014 Career Transition For Dancers Outstanding Contributions to the World of Dance Awards will be presented to Janice Galli Becker, Fe Saracino Fendi, and Joe Tremaine & Tremaine Dance Conventions & Competitions.
Angela Lansbury has enjoyed a career without precedent spanning more than half-a-century as a star of movies, a 5-time Tony Award-winning actress, and star of "Murder, She Wrote," the longest running detective drama series in television history.
Career Transition For Dancers, founded in 1985, enables dancers to define their career possibilities and develop skills necessary to excel in post-performance professions. With offices in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, and a mobile National Outreach Project, Career Transition For Dancers has provided more than 6,200 dancers with over 61,000 hours-equivalent to approximately $5.2 million-of career counseling and program services, and has awarded millions of dollars in educational scholarships and entrepreneurial grants. The organization has helped thousands of dancers throughout the US take their first steps towards discovering rewarding post-performance careers.
The Caroline & Theodore Newhouse Center for Dancers is located at 165 W 46 Street, Suite 701 (at Broadway - the Actors' Equity Building) NYC 10036. The phone number is 212 764-0172 and the fax is 212 764-0343. In Los Angeles 5757 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 455, LA 90036; 323 549-6660 and fax 323 549-6810. In Chicago at Hubbard Street Dance Center 1147 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60607; 312 666-0234 and fax 312 455-8240. To learn more about the organization and interact with the various services it provides online, visit www.careertransition.org.
The 29th Anniversary Chairs are Anka K. Palitz, and Susan & Stewart Wicht. Gala Chairs are Avery & Andrew Barth, Janice & Stuart Becker, Victor Elmaleh, Fe & Alessandro Saracino Fendi, Michele & Lawrence Herbert, John Kimmins, Nancy & Duncan MacMillan, Phillip S. Masters, Michele & Ronald Riggi, Joe Tremaine, and Misty Widelitz. Janice Becker is the Dinner Chair; Ann Van Ness, Auction Chair; and Craig Dix, Journal Chair. Vice Chairs are Alexander J. Dubé, Mercedes Ellington, Christina Rose, and Irene & Fred Shen. 29th Anniversary Jubilee Sponsors: Dance Magazine and Pointe; Misty Widelitz; Sono Osato & Victor Elmaleh; Joe Tremaine & Tremaine Dance Conventions & Competitions; Janice & Stuart Becker; Fe & Alessandro Saracino Fendi; Condé Nast; Offical Wine Sponsor Gianni Russo.
Patron tickets are $600, $750 and $1,200 each. Tables for 10 are $7,500, $12,000 & $15,000. They include premium performance seating, post-performance 'Supper with the Stars,' dancing and a live auction. Sponsorships and Journal ads are also available. For gala information and tickets, call Marjorie Horne, McEvoy & Assocs. at 212-228-7446 x33. For group sales call Susan Levy at (718) 499-9691. Performance-only tickets are also now available at $45, $60, $90 and $140. They can be bought at the City Center Box Office (131 West 55th), or by contacting CITYTIX at 212 581-1212 or on the web at nycitycenter.org.
Photo Credit: Walter McBride / WM Photos