6:00 - 7:30pm - Reception 7:30 - 8:30pm - Performances and Tributes to Gala Honorees
HONORING: Ellen Robbins Dance Educator and Mentor For her creative achievement in teaching dance and inspiring generations of young dancers.
SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO: The Harkness Foundation for Dance Mertz Gilmore Foundation The Jerome Robbins Foundation For supporting La MaMa Moves! since its inception.
Excerpt from Junk Ensemble's Dusk Ahead
Performances by Students of Ellen Robbins
CHAIRS: Amy Schwartzman & Adriane Erdos
HONORARY CHAIRS: Claire Danes & Julia Stiles
BENEFIT COMMITTEE: Jody & John Arnhold, H.T. Chen & Dian Dong, Jane & John Comfort, Douglas Dunn, Adriane Erdos & Matt Kalman, Michelle Midori Fillion, Joan Finkelstein, Maggie Gyllenhaal & Peter Sarsgaard, Jeff Haley, Paul Langland, Sarah & Seth Lederman, Warren Leight & Karen Hauser, Cynthia Meyers & David Bywaters, Jennifer Ortega & Curtis McGraw Webster, Susan Richenthal, Tamar Rogoff, Wynn Salisch, Lucy Sexton & Stephen Daldry, Amy Schwartzman, Silvia Spagnoli-Berman & Andrew Berman, Catherine Tharin & Monty March, Charlotte Kaiser Weinberg & Ari Weinberg, Joel & Candice Zwick
LOCATION: The Ellen Stewart Theatre 66 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003
For more information contact: Julia on our Development Team at 212-254-6468 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Proceeds from the benefit will greatly assist La MaMa in producing the 10thLa MaMa Moves! dance festival this May 21 – June 21, 2015. The festival has showcased the work of approximately 400 emerging and seasoned choreographers since its beginnings. A full-range of contemporary dance forms and genres are presented including post-modern, experimental, hip-hop, house, ethnic-fusion, burlesque, swing dance, aerial, and hula. Miki Orihara, Yoshiko Chuma, Ashley Chen, Dylan Crossman, Jane Comfort, Maura Donohue, Lance Gries, Meredith Monk, Wendy Osserman, Jen Abrams, Sara Rudner, Jodi Melnick, Jennifer Monson, Ping Chong, Vicky Shick, Jon Kinzel, and Muna Tseng are just a few of the artists who have been featured in La MaMa Moves!.
La MaMa remains committed to supporting people who make art. Founded by theatre pioneer Ellen Stewart in 1961, La MaMa is recognized as the seedbed of new work by artists of all nations and cultures. To date, La MaMa has presented more than 150,000 artists from over 70 nations. La MaMa has become a world-renowned cultural institution that is home to three theaters, an art gallery, rehearsal studios, a visiting artist dormitory, office spaces, and an extensive archive documenting the history of Off-Off Broadway. Each season, we offer more than 70 productions and reach more than 32,000 people of all ages and backgrounds.