Parsons Dance Announces 2012 Annual Spring GALA, Paint It Red

Parsons Dance Announces 2012 Annual Spring GALA, Paint It Red

Parsons Dance and Gala Chair Linda Stocknoff announce the company's 2012 Annual spring Gala, Paint it Red, honoring Nancy Browne, Parsons Dance friend and co-commissioner of 2011 premiere work Portinari, on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at Espace. The evening will begin with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and silent auction at 7:30 p.m., followed by a dinner, live auction, and performance by Parsons Dance at 8:30 p.m., then a full night of social dancing. Festive cocktail attire with a splash of red requested. Tickets begin at $700 and are available by calling 212-869-9275, by emailing, or online at


Chair: Linda Stocknoff

Co-Chairs: Froma Benerofe, Fiorenza Scholey Cohen, Kelly Ginsburg, Vickie Morris, Barbara Rohdie


Howell Binkley, Charles Chadwell, Ina Sorens Clark, Jason Fletcher, Stephanie French, Alan Ginsburg, William Ivey Long, Stephen B. Morris, Morris Sandler, Linda Shelton, Patsy Tarr, Chris Yegen

ABOUT Nancy BrownE

Nancy is married to Charles (Chad) Chadwell and has been an enthusiastic supporter of Parsons Dance for almost 20 years.  In 2010, Nancy and Chad co-commissioned Portinari, a new duet by David Parsons,which was inspired by the highly acclaimed Brazilian painter, muralist and political activist, Candido Portinari. 

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ABOUT David Parsons

Artistic Director, David Parsons, founded Parsons Dance in 1987 with lighting designer Howell Binkley. Since then, he has created more than 80 works for the company, through commissions from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Ballet Theatre, the American Dance Festival, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, New York City Ballet, Paul Taylor Dance Company, the Spoleto Festival, and Het Muziektheater in Amsterdam, among others. His works have also been performed by BatSheva Dance Company of Israel, English National Ballet, Feld Ballets/NY, Hubbard Street Dance Company, Nederlands Dans Theatre, and Paris Opera Ballet, among many others. He choreographed and directed the dance elements for Times Square 2000, the 24-hour festivities in Times Square celebrating the turn of the Millennium, viewed live on television by billions of people all over the globe.