The Verdon Fosse Legacy performed in the 9th annual Dance Against Cancer event at Lincoln Center. This year’s event raised over $450,000 for The American Cancer Society. Verdon Fosse Legacy Protege, Michael McArthur, reconstructed “Mexican Breakfast” (Ed Sullivan Show, 1969) for a trio of VFL dancers (Alyssa Epstein, Nicolas de la Vega, and Nicholas Sipes) and students from the Kanyok Arts Institute. Thank you to all of the dancers, donors, and administrators that helped facilitate this incredible performance for an incredible cause.
The annual Actors Fund/Career Transition for Dancers Gala took place on October 31st at the New York Mariott Marquis. Funds raised by this gala provide vital services to the professional dance community including career counselling; scholarships; health insurance guidance, counselling and enrollment support; housing services; case management and so much more. The gala, hosted by Bebe Neuwirth, honored Baayork Lee, Jerry Mitchell, John DeLuca, Rob Marshall, and Carmen de Lavallade.
The Verdon Fosse Legacy was invited to perform again for this year’s event. Lloyd Culbreath and Marissa Calabrese reconstructed Bob Fosse’s “Mexican Breakfast” on Alexa de Barr, Jessica Lee Goldyn, and Cajai Fellows Johnson. The groovy trio, which originally starred Gwen Verdon, was performed on The Ed Sullivan Show (1969).
Cajai Fellows Johnson, Jessica Lee Goldyn, and Alexa de Barr
Nicole Fosse and Bebe Neuwirth
To learn more about The Actors Fund/Career Transition for Dancers, visit www.actorsfund.org.