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Chicago's Top Dance Troupes Are Teaming Up To Fight HIV/AIDS

By Michelle Meywes Kopeny in Arts & Entertainment on Aug 13, 2015 7:54PM

Photo via the Dance For Life website

The Joffrey Ballet, Giordano Dance Chicago and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago are among the seven local dance companies performing this Saturday to raise funds and awareness for HIV/AIDS. Going strong since 1992, Dance for Life supports organizations like the AIDS Foundation of Chicago as well as The Dancers’ Fund which directly helps dance professionals dealing with critical illness.

This event is great opportunity to see some of the best dance talent in the city, while also supporting a worthwhile cause. Special on the bill is a world premiere from aerial acrobatic dance group C5 and the acclaimed STAND BY ME, from local choreographer and long-time DFL supporter, Randy Duncan. The evening’s festivities will be hosted by Second City’s Joey Bland and Tim Mason, providing a little comic relief between performances.

Tickets to the show at Auditorium Theatre range from $15 to $75, but those with more to give can attend the gala reception at the Hilton beforehand and get premiere seating for the performance. The gala begins at 5pm and Dance for Life performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 15.