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Cabaret for Nicole Canuso Dance Company

Posted May 6th, 2011

This year, spend your Friday the 13th at a mystical, funhouse-themed cabaret with some Philadelphia’s most delightful and ridiculous performers. Nichole Canuso Dance Company (NCDC) will hold its Third Annual Benefit Cabaret on Friday, May 13th, at Underground Arts at The Wolf Building in Center City.

The evening will be hosted by Rainey Lacey (Wandering Alice, 2008), and feature performances by Nichole Canuso (Wandering Alice, 2008; TAKES, 2010), Geoff Sobelle (all wear bowlers, 2003; Amnesia Curiosa, 2006; Elephant Room, 2011), Miss Martha Graham Cracker (seen monthly with her band at L’Etage), Headlong Dance Theater (more., 2009), Charlotte Ford (Chicken, 2010), puppeteer Beth Nixon (Cankerblossom, 2010), The Rabble Rousers (2nd place winners at this year’s Mummer’s parade) and other local favorites.

Featured events include a Magic Photo Booth with Philadelphia’s photographer of choice, JJ Tiziou (back by popular demand!), Tarot Card Readings from Reader Hilary Dick, Horary Astrological Readings from Max Brown, a Whack-a-Mole competition, face and body painting, drink specials, and more.

Guests can take home such auction items as a package from Magic Hat Brewery; a martini package from Blue Coat Gin; other liquor packages; acupuncture, massage, and spa treatments; and gift certificates to Philly’s best boutiques and restaurants. In addition to an auction, there is a raffle prize of a trip to NYC with two nights in a W Hotel.

Guests can also dance throughout the evening to a soundtrack by renowned local sound designers Michael Kiley and James Sugg.

Proceeds directly benefit Nichole Canuso Dance Company, a 501(c)3 charitable organization, and will allow Nichole Canuso Dance Company to continue its mission to create dance projects that exist at the crossroads of movement, visual art, and theater. The money raised will support the general operations of the company, as well as go towards funding the presentation of TAKES in New York City at 3-Legged Dog from January 5 – 8, 2012. The company is self-producing the work and needs to raise funds to support that endeavor. Additionally, NCDC is beginning the campaign to raise money to support the creation, development, and production of The Garden over the next two years – the company’s next large scale interactive production.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Underground Arts at The Wolf Building
1200 Callowhill St., Philadelphia, PA 19108

6:30pm: Pre-Party Reception with Artists

7:30pm: Doors open for general admission

Ticket Information:
$60: 6:30pm Pre-Party Reception includes a pre-party with the artists plus a bounty of food, drinks, and conversation. Come early to get your Buttercream Cupcake!

$20: General Admission, at the door.

$13: General Admission, advance purchase.

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Tickets can be purchased in advance online HERE or at the door the evening of the event.