Shut Up and Dance

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Twenty-two years ago, Pennsylvania Ballet’s dancers looked around at the state of their friends and their city, wondering how they could give back to Philadelphia—specifically, to combat HIV and AIDS. On their own time, with no promise or hint of getting anything in return, they choreographed and rehearsed a fresh, sexy and fun set of dance performances to raise funds for MANNA, the Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance. All these years later, Shut Up and Dance has become one of the most anticipated and feel-good ticket buys of the year.

This magically serendipitous connection between two organizations yields an annual celebration of dance while also collecting a huge pot of cash that goes to a much-need community. MANNA doesn’t just bring nutritious meals to sufferers of life-threatening cancers and illnesses—they bring hope. They bring smiles and encouragement to keep fighting. Often times, it’s more than a fight; it’s a war, something no one should have to endure hungry and alone.

XPN’s Michaela Majoun will emcee tonight; PA Ballet’s Ian Hussey will act as producing director; the choreography of Colby Damon, Harrison Monaco and Alexandra Hughes will be featured, and a dance film project created by Harry Paris and Candice DeTore will get its due exposure. Not only will Shut Up and Dance treat you to a fantastic aesthetic feast, but you’ll be providing a dietary one to people who really need to know we haven’t forgotten them. // BILL CHENEVERT

8pm. $25-$100. Forrest Theatre, 1114 Walnut St. 215.496.2662. mannapa.org
 

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WHEN
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Recurring: ONCE

TIME & PRICE
- Price: Unknown

WHERE
1114 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA
One time only on 03/22/2014. .

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Forrest Theatre

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