Go Go! Gala

At the start of the fundraising gala for Go! Contemporary Dance Works, sketch artists drew pictures of the dancers. The sketches will be sold at the studio next week. The Dancetasia Gala was held Friday night at The Foundry. I was asked to pinch-hit as emcee.

In addition to the silent auction, live auction and prime-rib dinner, the gala featured excerpts from upcoming performances by the Go! dancers. The pieces came from a show titled “Continuum,” which will take place at the Clarence Brown Theatre on November 1. The photo on the left is from “Golden Lilies.”

My favorite excerpt was from a piece called “Silent Cinema… Groucho’s Mark.” The dancers paid tribute to Charlie Chaplin, Laurel & Hardy, and other silent film greats. At one point, they used their chairs to pantomime a funny scene of a crowded car ride along a winding road.

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