Friday, August 5, 2011

Dance for Life WTTW [Video]

"Over the past 30 years, many communities have been heavily impacted by HIV/AIDS, Chicago’s dance community has been no exception. In the late 1980’s, having experienced deep personal loss and wanting to make a difference, Chicago dancer Keith Elliott had a brilliant idea: why not bring Chicago’s dance community together for one night to dance for life! In 1991, Keith partnered with HIV/AIDS community activist and event fundraiser Danny Kopelson, as well as Chicago dance professionals Harriet Ross and Gail Kalver, to form Chicago Dancer’s United. Soon the idea became reality. The first Dance for Life, featuring dance partner companies; Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Joseph Holmes Chicago Dance Theater and River North Dance Company premiered at the Organic Theatre in June,1991. Every seat was sold out.

Over the past 20 years, Dance for Life has grown to become the largest dance performance-based HIV/AIDS fundraising events in the Midwest. Since its founding, every annual performance has sold out. In total, over $4 million dollars in the fight against HIV/AIDS has been raised." - From

Dance for Life

Dates: Saturday, August 20, 2011
Times: 7:30 pm
Price: $75-$50

One stage …. One cause. Join the fight against HIV/AIDS at the 20th annual Dance for Life benefit on Saturday, August 20th. Watch as six of Chicago’s premier dance companies unite at the largest dance performance-based aids fundraising event in the Midwest. Proceeds benefit the Aids Foundation of Chicago and the Dance for Life fund.

For more information, visit WWW.DANCEFORLIFE.COM or call 312-922-5812.

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