Photo Flash: Chita Rivera, Bebe Neuwirth & More at Career Transition For Dancers’ 26th Anniversary Halloween Jubilee
Rolex presented A HALLOWEEN THRILLER, Career Transition For Dancers' 26th Anniversary jubilee on Monday, October 31, 2011 at 7:00 pm at the newly renovated New York City Center.
Chita Rivera hosted this one-night-only entertainment extravaganza for kids and adults of all ages. Regarded as an American national treasure, Chita is one of Broadway's most accomplished and versatile dancer/actress/singers. Tony Award winner Bebe Neuwirth with some former Bob Fosse dancers opened the program with "Magic To Do," followed by the National Dance Institute and other children performing Michael Jackson's "Thriller."
Other numbers for the show included Noah Racey and The New York Song & Dance Company performing the classic Cole Porter number "I've Got You Under My Skin." Premieres included: Carolina Ballet -"Dracula" (NYC Premiere); "The Bell Witch" (World Premiere); American Repertory Ballet - excerpt from "Pathways" (World Premiere), and Mark Stuart Dance Theatre - "Interference" (World Premiere). Some of the other dance numbers* are: "Hexentanz" (Witch Dance) based on the original by Mary Wigman; Houston Ballet - Giselle Pas Dc Deux Act II; Les Ballet Trockadero de Monte Carlo - "The Dying Swan"; Peter Pucci Plus Dancers - "Surfing"; "The Raven" choreographed by David Fernandez and starting Charles Askegard, Daniel Ulbricht and Savannah Lowery of New York City Ballet and the Tap City Youth Ensemble (a project of the American Tap Dance Foundation) - "Tap Dancing Skeletons". There were also performances by and artist from Lynn Cohen, and The Street Beats Group; as well as feature appearances by Tony Award Winner Donna McKechnie; Carmen DeLavallade, Judith Jamison, and Lypsinka.
Photo Credit: Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com
Mark Herbert, Vicki Herbert
Brian Heir, Chita Rivera
Guest, Caroline Lieberman
Brian Heir, Debbie Pergament
Monica Dalton, Gianni Russo
Hugh Hidesley, Nigel Lythgoe
Bonnie Pfeiffer Evans
Anka Palitz, Alfred Fiandaca, Guest
Guest, Nigel Lythgoe, Guest
Alessandro Fendi, Fe Fendi, Kipton Cronkite
Ann Van Ness, Guest
Barbara Taylor Bradford, Robert Bradford
THE STREET BEATS GROUP
LES BALLET TORKADERO DE Monte Carlo
Mark Stuart DANCE THEATRE
NEW YORK SONG & DANCE COMPANY
Peter Pucci Dancers
Chele Chiavacci, Peter Regna, Barbara Regna
Lee Black, CeCe Black
Fe Fendi, Barbara Tober, Donald Tober
Henry Buhl, Savina
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