Dancers For Good 2019: Fourth Annual Benefit For The Actors Fund Announced

Sean Rozanski

(East Hampton, NY) – Dancers For Good 2019 is an awards ceremony and incredible lineup of dance companies and choreographers taking place in East Hampton, NY on July 19th. This magical celebration of dance brings world-class companies, choreographers, dancers and performers under one roof for one night only for a charity event benefiting The Actors Fund, an organization that fosters stability and resiliency, and provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan.

Legendary dance icons Jerry Mitchell, Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon will be honored. Guests will enjoy a spectacular array of dance performances followed by a VIP Ticket After-Party with the honorees and an opportunity to meet the dancers.

Amy Marshall Dance Company (Photo by Lois Greenfield)

Highlights will include a Jerry Mitchell Broadway Bares Tribute performed by Kristine Bendul, Waldemar Quinones-Villanueva & Chris Tierney. Bianca Marroquin, Nicholas de la Vega & Nicholas Sipes will perform Mexican Shuffle into I Gotcha for the Fosse number, and Michael Apuzzo of Paul Taylor Dance Company will perform a World Premiere choreographed by Eryc Taylor.

The benefit celebrates innovative, passionate and heartfelt dancers who have devoted their lives to the wonder of movement. Dancers For Good net proceeds go to support The Actors Fund, which fosters stability and resiliency, and provides a safety net for all performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan. This is done through a wide variety of programs including The Dancers’ Resource, which is geared toward the professional dancer dealing with significant injury, and helps by mitigating the isolation many dancers experience during recovery.

Other vital programs include The Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts, The Actors Home, Womens’ Health Initiative, HIV/AIDS Initiative, and Disaster Relief among many other services.

Madboots Dance

HONOREES:
-Director & Choreographer Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Pretty Woman) to receive Dance Humanitarian Award for creating Broadway Bares
-Bob Fosse (Cabaret, Chicago) and Gwen Verdon (Damn Yankees, Sweet Charity) to receive awards for Lifetime Achievement in Dance
-Nicole Fosse (Executive Producer of FX’s Verdon/Fosse) will accept the award

HOST:
Tony Award-winner Cady Huffman (The Producers)

PERFORMERS:
Broadway Bares, The Verdon Fosse Legacy, Paul Taylor Dance Company, Madboots Dance, Carolyn Dorfman Dance, Amy Marshall Dance Company and special guests Luke Hawkins (Hawkins Tap Company), Ari Mayzick (Buglisi Dance Theater), Sean Rozanski (The Bodyguard), Michael Cusumano (ABT) and vocalist Nedra Belle (NBC’s The Voice).

Carolyn Dorfman Dance (Photo by Christopher Duggan)

WHEN:
Friday, July 19th, 2019 at 7:00pm
7:00 PM – Curtain
VIP Ticket After-Party following the performances

WHERE:
Guild Hall– 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY

Visit dancersforgood.org for more information and to purchase tickets.

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