|Evidence, A Dance Company hosted its fifth annual fundraiser “On Our Toes” in the Hamptons at Nova’s Ark, in Bridgehampton. It was a festive outdoor celebration complete with a pre-event cocktail reception and a dance performance, which included the dance company’s signature work “Grace,” created by founder, choreographer and artistic director Ronald K. Brown. Television personality René Syler served as the Mistress of Ceremonies.
The festivities included a live auction and raffle, which featured donated items from the G. R. N’Namdi Gallery, Continental Airlines, the Daily Blossom, Sony Electronics, Tiffany & Co., Emily and Ashley, Banyan Tree Mayakoba Residencies and Bravura Art Gallery. One of the evening highlights was the post event reception, “Dancing with Dancers.” Nova’s Ark was transformed into a discotheque and guests had an opportunity to dance with Ronald K. Brown and members of the dance company.
|The summer benefit attracted a prestigious audience of 250 guests which included: Honorary Chair Crystal McCrary Anthony, Susan Taylor, Reggie Van Lee, Bruce Gordon and Tawana Tibbs, and Terry McMillan, as well as corporate executives and host of Hamptons locals.
Event sponsors included HSBC Premier, Sony Electronics, 10 Cane Rum, Continental Airlines, Pfizer, Booz Allen Hamilton, Bloomberg Foundation, Verizon, Abyssinian Development Corporation, Diversity Affluence, Nova’s Ark, BET Networks, UPTOWN Magazine, and Hamptons.com, among others.
To learn more about Evidence, A Dance Company and their fall/winter touring season visit www.evidencedance.com.
|The Princess Grace Foundation-USA hosted a summer cocktail party at the LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton to cultivate and introduce the Foundation to new faces. James Coleman, Anne Hearst and Jay McInerney, Anton and Robin Katz, and Jon Turk and Carolyn Gustoff Turk hosted. There was a dance performance choreographed by the Princess Grace Award winner Nancy Bannon.|