Dance Against Cancer Gala

Tonight’s “Dance Against Cancer” gala, organized by Daniel Ulbricht and Erin Fogarty, offers an incredible array of dance stars: NYCB’s Ashley Bouder, Maria Kowroski, Tiler Peck, Robert Fairchild, Wendy Whelan, and Daniel Ulbricht; ABT’s Misty Copeland and Herman Cornejo; Ailey's Alicia Graf Mack and Matthew Rushing; and Lar Lubovitch's Clifton Brown.

 

Maria Kochetkova and Joan Boada of San Francisco Ballet are flying to NYC on the red eye, interrupting their run of Wheeldon’s Cinderella, to dance the ballroom pas de deux from that new ballet. And Lil Buck, the sensational Memphis jooker who was a 2012 “25 to Watch,” makes an appearance too.

 

To find out more, and to see a touching video about why all these dancers want to give their time and talent to this cause, click here. —Wendy Perron

 

 

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