ABOUT THE EVENT
In the Hollywood tradition of “putting on a show’, for one special night the dance worlds of past and present unite to present an evening of dance benefitting the Special Olympics World Games 2015.
The evening performance will culminate in a multigenerational dance “smackdown” with the Stars of Dance, now and then, adjudicated by celebrity judges from Dancing with the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance.
Co-hosted by The Dizzy Feet Foundation and SHARE,Inc , this is a night not to be missed!
In celebration of all things dance, the evening will also feature a silent auction of artwork by artists who celebrate dance.
Confirmed artists include:
- Rose Eichenbaum: photographer
- Chehon Wespi- : dancer/photographer
- Richard MacDonald: sculptor
About Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 (LA2015)
With 7,000 athletes and 3,000 coaches representing 177 countries, along with 30,000 volunteers and an anticipated 500,000 spectators, the 2015 Special Olympics World Games – being staged in Los Angeles July 25 – August 2, 2015 – will be the largest sports and humanitarian event anywhere in the world in 2015, and the single biggest event in Los Angeles since the 1984 Olympic Games. The 2015 Special Olympics World Games, with the unparalleled spirit, enthusiasm, teamwork, joy and displays of courage and skill that are hallmarks of all Special Olympics events, will feature 25 Olympic-style sports in venues throughout the Los Angeles region. The Opening Ceremony, to be held July 25, 2015 in the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, site of the 1932 and 1984 Olympic Games, is expected to attract 80,000 spectators. On April 30, 2014, LA2015 and ESPN announced a global programming deal that will see ESPN bring coverage of World Games to millions of fans around the world.
ABOUT DIZZY FEET
Dizzy Feet Foundation was founded in 2009 by producer Nigel Lythgoe and director Adam Shankman, among others to support, improve, and increase access to dance education in the United States. Guided by a board representing all aspects of the American dance community, the foundation’s mission is threefold: to sponsor, fund, and/or support dance education programs which expose children in low-income areas to the lifelong benefits of dance education through and with local community organizations; to provide scholarships to talented students studying at accredited or nationally regarded dance schools, studios, or institutions; and in conjunction with recognized credentialing organizations, to support and increase the quality of all styles of dance education in the United States. To date, Dizzy Feet has been able to fund over 30 community dance programs and 40 scholarships nationally.
ABOUT SHARE, INC.
Share, Inc. is a non-profit philanthropic organization composed of women who are passionately dedicated and committed to raising funds to help and benefit developmentally disabled, abused and neglected children. Every year, for the past six decades, the Ladies of Share have worked towards this goal, raising more than $60 million dollars through various events, including their signature Charity Gala, ‘Boomtown’. On top of that, this all-volunteer organization has also been an integral part of the entertainment at the ‘Boomtown’ Annual Gala. Along with some of the most famous movie stars and musical artists in Hollywood, the Share Ladies have taken the stage and performed in musical production numbers that wowed the audiences, bringing them back year after year to donate to Share’s funding efforts. For 62 years, the Ladies of Share have continuously, and will continue for many years to come, to ‘Share Happily and Reap Endlessly’ for nothing means more to the Share Ladies than helping children in need.