Red Clay Dance’s Annual Paint The Town Red Fundraiser Goes Online Via Instagram Live

Poster for Red Clay Dance Fundraiser on Instagram Live

Paint The Town Red Online Party and Fundraiser

(Chicago) – Red Clay Dance Company (RCDC) is expanding the “guest list” for its annual fundraiser, Paint the Town Red, by moving the event to Instagram Live on its original date, Friday, April 3 from 8 to 9 p.m.

The live virtual party will include:

Live music by DJ Nick Nonstop
Live chats with RCDC dancers and supporters who can share what’s happening at their own home parties
Dance challenges by the dancers
More spontaneous sharing
After-party (9 p.m. on) continues on DJ Nick Nonstop’s Instagram

“Partygoers” will have the opportunity to make donations at throughout the event to support the company’s mission to provide access to world-class dance for all people through performances, classes, and community engagement events.

Leading up to the party, RCDC will share the following:

Tuesday, March 31, 10 a.m. (through Monday, April 6) on Vimeo:
RCDC will post a full-length video of Art of Resilience 2.0, RCDC’s premiere from spring 2019 at the DuSable Roundhouse

Wednesday, April 1, 5:30 p.m. on Instagram:
To help viewers get ready for the Friday night party, RCDC has partnered with Chicago-based artist and wardrobe stylist @kfleye who will share tips on how to stay FLEYE now and later on. She will also talk about the styling of her costumes for INCARNATION 1, Du’Bois A’Keen’s premiere that he created for the original “Visions & Voices” program April 3 and 4.

Thursday, April 2, 6:30 p.m. on Instagram:
RCDC Special Events Coordinator Erika Jones will provide viewers with ideas for keeping the party live at home.

On Saturday, April 4 RCDC will live-stream two short films of the creative process during guest choreographic residencies with Lela Aisha Jones and Du’Bois A’Keen as they each created a world premiere for RCDC’s “Visions & Voices” program.

Sneak Peak of INCARNATION 1 w/Guest Choreographer Du’Bois A’keen

For more information about RCDC, visit:

About Red Clay Dance Company

Red Clay Dance Company lives to awaken “glocal” change through creating, performing, and teaching dances of the African Diaspora—change that transforms cultural and socioeconomic inequities in our local and global community. Founder Vershawn Sanders-Ward conceived the idea of RCDC while on her first trip to Senegal, West Africa, when she became fascinated by the interconnectedness of dance and everyday life. The name Red Clay comes from her childhood memories of playing in red earth during her summers in Mobile, Alabama.

RCDC is supported by the Chicago Community Trust, the Alphawood Foundation, the MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at the Richard H Driehaus Foundation, the Lloyd A. Fry Foundation, the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, the Springboard Foundation, the Polk Bros. Foundation, and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.

Press Release Via: Red Clay Dance Company

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