One of my recent collaborations with choreographer, Valerie Ifill, and her newly forged company, IfillDance, will be featured later this month at Dance For A Reason, slated to be at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts’ Silva Concert Hall on January 23rd.
As stated on Dance for a Reason’s website:
In 1992, Geni Morrow had a vision of dancing up a storm of support for organizations that benefit our community.
They called it “Dance for a Reason.”
A brainchild of Geni Morrow, the first DFAR was staged in the auditorium of Agate Hall on the University of Oregon campus in 1993. Geni had reached out to a vast network of dancers, asking them to give their time and expertise to create an eclectic dance extravaganza. All profits were donated to St. Vincent de Paul, the first of many non-profit community organizations to benefit from this volunteer effort. The audience and the dancers for that first performance both numbered about 100 each!
As it gained momentum over the years, DFAR moved to Lane Community College. When even two shows on consecutive nights could not hold the enthusiastic crowd, DFAR moved to the Hult Center for Performing Arts. In 2005, it made its debut in the Silva Concert Hall to an audience of over 1800.
Dance for a Reason is Eugene’s most eclectic, energized and fun dance show! The annual dance performance and benefit showcases the variety of talented dancers, choreographers and movement specialists in our area. It also provides a financial boost to one of the many nonprofit groups working in our community.
This year’s Beneficiary is Greenhill Humane Society.
Indeed. It should be a fantastic show, presented for the benefit of a good cause.
A brief snippet of my music, Tangential, is featured below, as well as further details about the show.[audio: http://samlrichards.com/media-wordpress/posts/1-13-10-dance-for-a-reason/tangential-clip.mp3]
The 16th Annual Dance for a Reason
January 23rd, 2010, 7:30 pm
Hult Center Silva Concert Hall
Reserved Seating | All seats $15.00
Hult Center Box Office online at The Hult Center or call 541.682.5000