Lucky Chicagoans, I need you to be my surrogate. Go. Vote for Kate's company. When's the last time you went to a dance show? It will be fun. You deserve a night out. And as Kate points out, there will be a very special place in "arts supporter heaven" if you spread the word.
I've pasted a letter from Kate below with all the details. And if you *do* go, please please write me and tell me all about it. Seriously. Now that I'm in Maine, I have to live vicariously through you Midwesterners, you know.
Dear friends and family,
We are very excited to announce/remind you that we have been selected to perform in The A.W.A.R.D. Show! at the Dance Center of Columbia College. We are one of 12 Chicago companies chosen to participate in what is A REALLY BIG DEAL. Over three evenings of performances audiences will pick the 'best' work from each show through voting after a post-performance discussion. The top three pieces will be performed a second time during a fourth night of adjudication, competing for a grant of $10,000! Erin Kilmurray, Emily Miller and Anna Normann will be performing our collaborative trio Go in fashion forward costumes by Maggie Dianovsky. The event is designed specifically for audiences new to dance and the seats at the Dance Center are really comfy. What more could you ask for?!
Want to help? Here is your mission:
- Call the Dance Center box office at 312-369-8330 to buy up to six of our reserved tickets for Wednesday, July 28th by Tuesday, July 6th! They are $15 a piece. Your code word is "Corby." Seriously. Do this soon -- like right away. If our reserved block of tickets is gone that's fine. Hopefully some 'general' tickets will still be available. They are non-refundable.
- Mark your calendars for 7/28 and 7/31 (in hope that we will get into the final performance).
- On Wednesday, July 28th at 8 pm bring your tickets and your fine selves to The Dance Center of Columbia College, 1306 S. Michigan Ave. (Roosevelt Red line CTA, just off of Lakeshore with many parking lots nearby), and watch Erin, Emily and Anna tear it up on stage. They're pretty great. Be punctual as late-comers will not be able to vote.
- Stay for the post-performance discussion with the adjudicators and artists.
More information on The A.W.A.R.D. Show!
chicago/blog/out-and-about/ 2010/06/12-competitors- lineups-confirmed-for-the- award-show-2010/
Kate Corby & Dancers