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LA STAGE Alliance

LA STAGE Alliance is a non-profit arts service organization dedicated to building awareness, appreciation, and support for the performing arts in Greater Los Angeles.

Cunningham Dance Foundation benefit a success

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REDCAT and the Cunningham Dance Foundation raised more than $100,000 at a special benefit on June 7th celebrating the legacy of the legendary choreographer Merce Cunningham. A full house of over 200 filled the intimate theater Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater for the exclusive event featuring the final performance of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company (MCDC) in Los Angeles with special guest artist Mikhail Baryshnikov and a screening of Charles Atlas’ film With Merce.

Held at REDCAT, located in the Walt Disney Concert Hall complex, the benefit hosted some of L.A.’s most influential cultural and business leaders as well as artists and performers including Mikhail Baryshnikov, hosts Sutton and Christian Stracke and Marisa Tomei, Debbie Allen, Decades owner Cameron Silver, Tim and Neda Disney, filmmaker Charles Atlas, Harriett Gold, Catharine and Jeffrey Soros, Joanna Going, Dylan Walsh. Additional attendees included REDCAT Executive Director Mark Murphy and Gallery Director and Curator Clara Kim; MCDC Executive Director Trevor Carlson as well as Rose Apodaca, Emi Fontana, Andre Pineda and Araceli Ruano, plus a number of performing and visual artists including Janet Sternburg, Neil Greenberg, Rudy Perez, and Yvonne Rainer.

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