‘Dance for Nepal’ Benefit to Raise Proceeds for Earthquake Victims; Elite Members of New York Dance Community Volunteer Talent
New York, NY- June 16, 2015 – The DRI Foundation, the charity arm of the world’s foremost business continuity certification and education nonprofit Disaster Recovery Institute (DRI) International, in partnership with 39 Steps and Red Rope Productions, will be hosting an exclusive, one-night benefit titled Dance for Nepal on Tuesday, June 30 at 7pm at the Union Square Theatre (100 E. 17th St.) in Manhattan.
“We are grateful to the New York Dance Community for coming together to lend support for a cause that has touched a worldwide audience,” said Chloe Demrovsky, Executive Director of DRI. “Through our collective efforts of humanity, and the support of those already assisting in the recovery in Nepal, we encourage our community to give back and extend a helping hand through donations in support of the earthquake victims and strengthening our resilience to disasters.”
Tickets are on sale starting at $35, with select and premium seating at $125 and $175. All premium seats include a post-show reception with the artists. Tickets can be purchased by visiting: http://www.dancefornepal.com/. In addition, an auction will be held for a number of unique items for those who cannot attend. All proceeds will be donated to the DRI Foundation Nepal Relief Fund to assist in long-term recovery and rebuilding efforts in the affected areas, as well as to directly benefit survivors of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck western Nepal in April.
“The collaboration of talented dancers and choreographers will certainly prove for an interesting, entertaining, and most importantly, impactful show that will assist in reinforcing how the power of artistic expression can lend favor to a major cause,” added Lloyd Knight.
Produced by Simona Ferrara and Faye Rosenbaum and led by Artistic Director Lloyd Knight, the Dance for Nepal performance will feature elite members of the New York Dance Community including Maxim Beloserkovsky and Irina Dvorovenko (formerly of American Ballet Theatre), Amar Ramasar (New York City Ballet), Carrie Ellmore-Tallitsch and Lloyd Knight (Martha Graham Dance Company), as well as other guest dancers from the Limón Dance Company, FJK Dance, The Francesca Harper Project, RIOULT Dance New York, Parsons Dance, Dorrance Dance, Sidra Bell Dance New York, and Paul Taylor’s American Dance Company. Lloyd Knight will be dancing in the world premiere of Josh Beamish’s new work, especially created for the concert.
Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRI) is the leading nonprofit that helps organizations around the world prepare for and recover from disasters by providing education, accreditation, and thought leadership in business continuity and related fields. Founded in 1988, DRI International has 13,000+ certified professionals in more than 100 countries and conducts native-language training in more than 50 countries, offering in-depth courses ranging from introductory to masters level, as well as specialty certifications. The organization’s annual DRI Conference brings together leading business continuity professionals from both the public and private sector to share best practices and participate in continuing education and volunteerism. Through its Collegiate Conferences series, DRI is helping to create the business continuity professionals of tomorrow, partnering with universities to introduce students and faculty to this rapidly-growing field through day-long networking and educational programs. As a recognized expert resource, DRI acts in an advisory capacity to international organizations and government institutions worldwide, helping to create industry standards and promote greater resiliency through public-private partnerships. DRI is an ANSI-accredited Standards Development Organization. www.drii.org