Dance For Life Chicago August 21

Six of Chicago’s most renowned and talented top dance companies will come together for one spectacular, celebratory evening of dance – on one stage!  Currently celebrating its 19th year, Dance for Life  is the largest performance-based AIDS fundraising event in the Midwest and has raised nearly $4 million since 1992. 
This highly anticipated event is held annually to raise awareness and funds for HIV/AIDS prevention and care programs and is hosted by Dean Richards, Entertainment Critic and Reporter for WGN-TV (CW), Chicago; National Cable Channel, WGN America and News Talk 720, WGN Radio.
Proceeds benefit the AIDS Foundation of Chicago, Brothers Health Collective, Chicago Child Care Society – Safe Life Program, Centro Romero – HIV/AIDS Outreach and Education Project, Tongabezi Trust School, Young Women’s Empowerment Project, and the Dance for Life Fund.
  Participating companies include:
·   Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theatre
·   Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago
·   Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
·   The Joffrey Ballet
·   River North Chicago Dance Company
·   Thodos Dance Chicago

This year, Dance for Life  will host one world premiere performance by renowned choreographer Harrison McEldowney, who is best known for his theatrical work and his involvement in the closing ceremonies of the 1992 Summer Olympics.

Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010
5:00 p.m. Gala Reception – Millennium Park Rooftop Terrace (located above the Harris Theater), featuring a light buffet dinner and a complimentary ABSOULT martini bar.
7:30 p.m. Dance for Life performance – Harris Theater for Music and Dance
  Tickets are $75 (performance only) or range from $150-$500 (includes admission to 5 p.m. gala reception and premiere seating at the performance.)
To purchase tickets, please call 312-922-5812 or visit DANCE FOR LIFE 

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