VIDEO: DANCE AGAINST CANCER: AN EVENING TO BENEFIT THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY Comes To Lincoln Center May 7th
Dance Against Cancer producers Erin Fogarty and Daniel Ulbricht have partnered with the American Cancer Society to present the eighth annual fundraising event on Monday, May 7, 2018. The gala benefit brings together artists from leading dance companies from New York City and beyond for a night of performances and world premieres.
Check out video from last year's event below! See photos from last years event here!
Founded in 2010 by Erin Fogarty, Director of Programming at Manhattan Youth Ballet, and Daniel Ulbricht, principal dancer at New York City Ballet, Dance Against Cancer has raised over $1.1 million in support of the American Cancer Society's mission to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer. Previously held at AXA Equitable Center, this year's Dance Against Cancer event will move to a larger venue at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall.
This year's lineup includes performances by members of New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Paul Taylor Dance Company, BalletX, Jacob Jonas Dance Company, Noche Flamenca, NYC's Broadway community, tapper Ayodele Casel, ballroom and more. The event will showcase the works of Frederick Earl Mosley, Jacob Jonas, Jamar Roberts, Joshua Bergasse and more, with two world premieres created specifically for Dance Against Cancer.
VIP guests will enjoy cocktails at 6:30 p.m., followed by world premiere dance performances at 8:00 p.m., with a post-performance reception for all guests and dancers.
Nev Schulman will perform as host for the event, which will be held at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center located at 1941 Broadway (between 65 and 66 streets). Tickets are $175 for General Admission, $350 for VIP and $750 for Preferred VIP with dress rehearsal access and are available at dacny.org. All proceeds from this event will support American Cancer Society programs that attack cancer from every angle -- including breakthrough research, free patient lodging near treatment, a 24/7/356 live helpline, free rides to treatment, and convening powerful activists to create awareness and impact.
Co-producers and longtime friends Erin Fogarty and Daniel Ulbricht conceived Dance Against Cancer in 2010 to unite the dance community around the fight against cancer. They both have close ties to the cause as Fogarty lost her father in 2011 after a seven-year battle with colon cancer and Ulbricht lost his mother in 2015 after a battle with uterine cancer. With so many of their close friends and family sharing stories of their own relation to the disease, the desire to do something grew into what is now a gala benefit for the work that the American Cancer Society does through research initiatives as well as patient and family service programs. Since its inauguration, Dance Against Cancer has raised over $1.1 million in support of the American Cancer Society. More information can be found at dacny.org.
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of nearly 2 million volunteers dedicated to saving lives, celebrating lives, and leading the fight for a world without cancer. From breakthrough research, to free lodging near treatment, a 24/7/365 live helpline, free rides to treatment, and convening powerful activists to create awareness and impact, the Society is attacking cancer from every angle. For more information go to www.cancer.org.