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Evidence, A Dance Company to Host The Torch Ball


Mar 25, 2013 – 6:30 PM

768 5th Ave
New York, NY 10019 Map

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Date: 03/25/2013
Time: 06:30 pm - 09:30 pm
Evidence, A Dance Company will host its 9th Annual Gala on Monday, March 25 at 6:30PM, at New York City's The Plaza Hotel in celebration of the life and legacy of the late Beth Young, a phenomenal dance enthusiast and supporter of Evidence, A Dance Company, and to support the dance company's mission to promote understanding of the African Diaspora through dance, music and storytelling.

Goldman, Sachs & Co., Valentino D. Carlotti will receive the 2013 Corporate Philanthropy Award for their support of the arts, the community and work of Evidence, A Dance Company. Carlotti, a Senior Partner of Goldman Sachs, will accept the award on behalf of the global investment banking and securities firm.

Distinguished guests from the arts and entertainment industry and business community will attend the star-studded benefit gala. The black-tie affair will begin with an elegant cocktail reception, followed by dinner, a special performance by Evidence, dessert and Evidence's signature "Dancing with the Dancers". The evening will also feature "Evidence After Dark", a Young Patron reception, which begins at 8:30pm.

The Gala will present Evidence's performance of its latest work, Torch, in honor of the legacy of Beth Young. Choreographed by Founder and Artistic Director Ronald K. Brown, this fervent dance tribute was created as a celebration of her perseverance and self-determination. Young studied with the dance company for over 15 years before losing her battle with cancer on January 6, 2012.

An internationally-acclaimed choreographer, Brown was the choreographer for Tony Award-winning THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS on Broadway where he won the Fred and Adele Astaire Award for Outstanding Choreographer for a Broadway Musical.

Tonya Lewis Lee and Spike Lee Serve as Honorary Chairs and Lynn Whitfield to be Evening Host.

All proceeds from the gala will benefit Evidence's outreach programs.
Location: The Plaza Hotel
Address:768 5th Ave.
New York, NY 10019
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E-mail: Contact Host
Contact name: Caillin Fitzgerald

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