Monday, September 15, 2008

Keeping us on our toes

Participants mingle during the cocktail reception at Evidence, A Dance Company's fifth annual fundraiser “On Our Toes” in the Hamptons.
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.
"On Our Toes" in the Hamptons Honorary Chair Crystal McCrary Anthony, Benefit Committee Chair Nancy A. Armand with HSBC Premier, Reggie Canal, Shirley Davis, Sylvie Armand, and Lidz Pauyo
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, among others.
To learn more about Evidence, A Dance Company and their fall/winter touring season visit
Bernard H. Jackson and Evidence, A Dance Company board member Joyce Mullins-Jackson
Evidence, A Dance Company board member Reggie Canal, his wife Gillian Canal, Steve Johnson and board member Zaid Abdul-Aleem
Evidence, A Dance Company artistic director Ronald K. Brown and board member Reggie Canal
Noel Hankin, Lynn Hankin, and Errol Hankin
Board member Joanne E. Hill and Deesha Hill
Audrey Smaltz, board chair Reginald Van Lee, and Gail Marquis
Bernard H. Jackson, Mistress of Ceremonies Rene Syler, Kerri Jackson, and Bernard H. Jackson III
Gillian Canal, Reggie Canal, Emily Green Klein, Mickey Klein, Ashley Green, and Brian Vosters
Donna Williams and W. Omar Karriem
Miguel Antoine, board member Andrea Hoffman, LaToya Henry, and board member Dwayne Ashley
Reggie Van Lee and Andrea Hoffman
Terry McMillan, Crystal McCrary Anthony, Susan Taylor, Evidence, Reginald Van Lee, Michelle Ifill, and Gregory Ifill
W. Omar Karriem, Rene Syler, Joanne E. Hill, and Gregory Ifill
Evidence, A Dance Company dancer Clarice Young and Evidence founder, choreographer and artistic director Ronald K. Brown perform "Grace"
Ronald K. Brown and Marion Burnside dance together during the benefit after party
Evidence, A Dance Company dancer Tiffany Quinn, her husband Chad Quinn, dancer Clarice Young, dancer Arcell Cabuag, dancer Otis Donovan Herring, and Francine Ott
Mira and Brian Mullins
Jenna Bond Louden, Erika Woods, and Joyce Mullins-Jackson
"On Our Toes" in the Hamptons lead sponsor HSBC Premier provided complimentary cab service to and from the venue and select points in Bridgehampton during the event
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.
Kelly Langberg, Carolyn Gusoff Turk, and Susan Friedman
Roberto Dutesco, Peter Rosenthal, and Amy Rosi
Eileen Gallagher and Toby Boshak, Executive Director of the Princess Grace Foundation
Gary Zimmerman, Maria Lamos, and Amy Trietel
Kristina Klug and Christopher Kiegiel
Mary DiLiagre and Toby Boshak
Lois Oderbash and Jackie McClaine with friends
Amy Rosi and Lisa Lori
Robin Katz, Carolyn Gusoff Turk, and Sandra van Essche
Sandra van Essche, Anton Katz, and James Coleman
Robin Katz and Carolyn Gusoff Turk
Susan Friedman, Jackie McClain, and Peter Friedman
Yolanda Johnson, Eileen Gallager, Matko Tomicic (Exec Director of Longhouse Reserve), and Toby Boshak
Lynda Rufo and Toby Boshak
Jon Turk and Carolyn Gusoff Turk