MMAC Presents DANCE AGAINST CANCER, 5/7

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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.

The school is modeled after the European academies. The Manhattan Youth Ballet has acquired a reputation for excellent teaching in an intimate and individually supportive environment. The school's graduates have danced professionally with American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater, Ballet de España, San Francisco Ballet and Complexions.

As the ballet academy grew, the search for a larger space inspired in Ms. Caiola a highly personal vision of a studio and theater complex that would encompass all aspects of dance education and performance.

mmac opened its doors in June 2008, occupying a dramatic bi-level space within The Element, a luxury high-rise condominium. In addition to the Manhattan Youth Ballet, mmac's studios and theater host daily adult dance and fitness classes, the mmac Kids program, summer intensive programs, as well as an array of performances and special events.

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

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