Monday, February 14, 2011

Evidence, A Dance Company Gala Sponsors Celebrate World Premiere of “On Earth Together” at the Joyce Theater

Chairman Emeritus of Evidence, A Dance Company, Reginald Van Lee; Janice Combs, 2011 Honoree; Princess Keisha Omilana and Prince Kunle Omilana, 2010 Honorees

NEW YORK - On February 8, 2011, the world premiere of renowned choreographer Ronald K. Brown’s “On Earth Together” inspired by the music of Stevie Wonder at the Joyce Theater was met with thunderous applause and a standing ovation for the electrifying performance of Brown’s acclaimed troupe, Evidence, A Dance Company.

Following the final curtain call, VIP supporters headed over to Chelsea hot spot Elmo’s for a reception hosted by Reginald Van Lee, Chairman Emeritus of Evidence, for the sponsors of the upcoming “A Breath of Spring Gala.” Among the fashionable crowd were Janice Combs who will receive the Company’s 2011 Inspiration Award at the gala, Law & Order SVU star Tamara Tunie & her husband jazz vocalist Gregory Generet who will host the gala; newly elected Board Chairman Zaid Abdul-Aleem& Vice Chairman Joanne Hill, Joyce Mullins Jackson, Andrea Hoffman, Gail Monroe Perry, Dr. Ancy Verdier, Susan Taylor & Khephra Burns, Bruce Michael, Clif De Raita, Peg Alston & Willis Burton, singer Dorothy Bishop, Colin Lively, Princess Keisha Omilana and Prince Kunle Omilana, Jocelyn Brown and Ballet Hispanico Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro. Brown will create a new work for the Ballet Hispanico Company this spring titled “Espiritu Vivo.”

The 7th Annual Evidence…A Breath of Spring Gala, will be held on April 12, 2011 at the Grand Ballroom, Manhattan Center that will feature the Company performing “On Earth Together,” with cocktails, a luxury auction, dinner and dancing. Honorary Chair is Pamela Joyner, Dinner Chair is Reginald Van Lee. For further information, please contact The JFM Group at 914.235.1490 ext. 16 or

Newly elected Board Chairman of Evidence, A Dance Company Zaid Abdul-Aleem and Vice Chairman, Joanne Hill

Gregory Generet and Tamara Tunie, 2011 Hosts for the upcoming “A Breath of Spring Gala”

Dr. Ancy Verdier, Maria Boafo and Mitch Proux

Reginald Van Lee, Janice Combs, and Evidence choreographer Ronald K. Brown

Janice Combs with Evidence, A Dance Company dancers

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