2014 Ruth Page Gala Set for Chicago Yacht Club, 5/10
The Ruth Page Center for the Arts will hold its annual Ruth Page Gala at the Chicago Yacht Club, 400 E. Monroe St., Saturday, May 10. The evening begins at 5:45 p.m. with an Admiral and Commodore VIP Reception, followed by dinner and dancing at 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. Entertainment for the evening will consist of the Distinguished Service Award Presentation to Newberry Library, live performances, live and silent auctions and music by internationally renowned DJ (and Ruth Page Alum) Lady D. "First Mate" tickets are available for $150 and "Commodore" tickets are available for $300, with the latter providing access to the VIP reception.
Proceeds from the 2014 Gala support the educational, outreach and artistic programs and services provided by the Ruth Page Foundation and its arts center, the Ruth Page Center for the Arts. To purchase tickets, make a donation or for more information, please visit www.ruthpage.org.
The Ruth Page Center for the Arts has for over forty years committed its resources to creating a dance destination in Chicago. Located at 1016 N. Dearborn Street, The Center serves the Chicago dance community by being an incubator, providing a home, office space, rehearsal space, performance opportunities, professional dance training, and marketing support for the up-and-coming companies and artists of Chicago's vibrant dance scene. Its mission is to ensure that children and dance artists have a place to study, work and perform at the highest level of excellence. Founded by Chicago icon and internationally-renown performer and choreographer, Ruth Page, the Center reflects her vision of supporting dance excellence in Chicago. Emanating from the Illinois heartland, the visionary work of Ruth Page influenced the growth of theater design, opera-ballet, and dance. She achieved worldwide recognition as a true pioneer of dance in America by creating at the forefront of social, political and artistic issues. As a prominent force in the Chicago arts community, the Ruth Page Center for the Arts continues that legacy through its initiatives and programs that nurture the art form of dance, and by being an arts incubator for emerging and established artists and organizations.