Dancing for Uganda
Saturday, October 15, 2011 at 7:00 PM (PDT)
A Short Program of Dance and Film
A group of professional dancers from Bay Area companies have come together to support orphans and vulnerable children in Uganda, a nation hit hard by HIV/AIDS. The October 15th event will include three pas de deux by world class dancers, a newly created film, a silent auction, and a wine and cheese reception for all ticket holders.
7pm—Doors open. Pre-performance wine and cheese
8:30pm—Reception and silent auction
The performance will include:
Frances Chung & Joan Boada in Chaconne for Piano and Two Dancers, by Helgi Tomasson
Sarah Van Patten & Pierre-Francois Vilanoba in After the Rain, by Christopher Wheeldon
Frances Chung & Guennadi Nedvigin in Le Corsaire Pas de Deux
A song by Nkechi, Nigerian singer and songwriter
A short film newly created by dancers & friends
All proceeds go to Children of Uganda’s music and dance program, and particularly to support their upcoming Tour of Light in January 2012. Children of Uganda (COU) serves hundreds of orphans and vulnerable children, providing them with clothing, food, shelter, medical care, and education – including a strong program in traditional African music and dance. The Tour of Light, which has visited the US 7 times in COU’s 16 years, aims to raise awareness of the plight of orphaned children in Uganda today, while sharing African culture with American audiences.
Fort Mason Center is easily accessible by public transit. The Cowell Theater is fully wheelchair-accessible.