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Young Patrons committee Co-Chair James Nixon poses for a photo-op at the 10th Annual On Our Toes In The Hamptons
Evidence Dancers poses for a photo-op at the 10th Annual On Our Toes In The Hamptons
Founder and Artistic Director Ronald K. Brown poses for a photo-op with TV Host Cognac Wellerlane at the 10th Annual On Our Toes In The Hamptons
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op with Artist Hedy Klineman at the 10th Annual On Our Toes In The Hamptons
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op at thr 10th Annual On Our Toes In The Hamptons
Evidence Dance Company hosted its 10th Annual “On Our Toes… In The Hamptons” Summer Gala on August 17, 2013 at the Hayground School in Bridgehampton to hundreds of luminaries from the arts and entertainment industry. The “On Our Toes…” benefit has become one of the most anticipated cultural events of the Haute Hamptons social season.
Members of the press, celebrities and the business community gathered on the sprawling grounds of the Hayground School to celebrate Evidence's 10th Annual gala in the Hamptons.
After cocktails and a fabulous buffet the gala featured a special performance of “High Life” by the internationally acclaimed Evidence, A Dance Company which is choreographed by founder and artistic director Ronald K. Brown. “High Life” draws striking parallels of the Great Migration in the U.S. by depicting the journeys from the South to the North and from West African villages to the city.
This special Dance Company, Evidence, focuses on the seamless fusion of traditional African dance with contemporary choreography and spoken word. "Evidence Dance Company is privileged to return for our tenth year to the Hamptons for our annual benefit,” revealed Evidence’s Artistic Director Ronald K. Brown. “We’re grateful for the tremendous support that we’ve received each year benefitting the dance company and our innovative community outreach programs.”
I had a chance to chat with Founder and Creative Artistic Director Ronald Brown who is a world renowned choreographer and Tony Award-winner for his work on The Gershwins’ Porgy And Bess. Recently, he choreographed a powerful new dance work, “Four Corners,” for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
Susan L. Taylor, a Sag Harbor resident and editor emerita of Essence Magazine, and her husband Khephra Burns, author, playwright and producer, will serve as the benefit’s honorary chairs. The power couple hosted the first benefit to showcase African American culture in the Hamptons.
This year's benefit committee members include: Larry Satterfield, Board Chair; Gail Monroe-Perry, Secretary; Reginald Van Lee, Chairman Emeritus; Zaid Abdul-Aleem; Alvin Adell; Dwayne Ashley; Monica F. Azare; Reginald Canal; Spike Lee; Leslie Mays; James Sullivan; Jocelyn Taylor; and Dr. Ancy Verdier.
I also had the pleasure onf interviewing The Young Patrons committee members James Nixon and Curtis D. Young.
Proceeds from the Hamptons Summer Benefit will support the dance company’s general operations and community outreach programs.
For more information please visit www.evidencedance.com
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