Dancers Responding to AIDS to Co-Host Free Concert in Times Square on Sunday June 24

Classic Arts News   Dancers Responding to AIDS to Co-Host Free Concert in Times Square on Sunday June 24
 
Dancers Responding to AIDS and The Times Square Alliance will host a free four-hour dance concert, Dancing at the Crossroads, in Times Square on June 24. The event, involving 30 dance companies and 200 dancers, begins at 4:30 p.m.

Styles to be presented range from classical and contemporary ballet to hip-hop, jazz, modern and tap. Notable Broadway singers and dancers who will emcee and perform include Kate Shindle (Legally Blonde), Stephanie Block (The Pirate Queen), Orion Duckstein (of the Paul Taylor Dance Company), Denis Jones, Judine Somerville and Karine Plantadt.

Among the participating dance companies are those of Daniel Gwirtzman, Elisa Monte, Paul Taylor, Jos_ Lim‹n, Jennifer Muller/The Works and Thomas/Ortiz. The casts of Broadway's The Lion King and The Pirate Queen will also perform.

Founded in 1991 by former Paul Taylor dancers Denise Roberts Hurlin and Hernando Cortez, Dancers Responding to AIDS (DRA) is a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA), a leading industry-based AIDS fundraising and grant-making organization. DRA-raised funds are distributed to over 485 national AIDS and family service organizations; over $100 million have been raised since 1988.

Dancing at the Crossroads, hosted by Dancers Responding to AIDS and The Times Square Alliance, will take place on Military Island in Times Square (at the intersection of Broadway and 7th Avenue between West 43rd and 44th Streets) on Sunday, June 24, running from 4:30 p.m. until dusk.

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