Monday, June 22, 2009
Dancing for Summer Stages!
On Sunday June 14 and again on Friday June 19, Summer Stages hosted exciting evenings of classic ballroom dancing and cabaret tunes at the famed Rialto Restaurant in Cambridge and at our Dance Performance Space at Concord Academy.
Fans raved, that Summer Stages' own dancing with the stars was, "extraordinatory, elegant, exhuberant, exciting, exalted, eclectic and ecclestiastic!" Boston's premiere artists, dancers, actresses and some special friends came together to foxtrot, cha-cha-cha and salsa for the benefit of Summer Stages!
Professional ballroom dancers from Studio 665 partnered with Jody Adams, chef and owner of Rialto Restaurant; Vanessa Kerry, daughter of Senator John Kerry; Peter Lovis, owner of The Concord Cheese Shop; Karen MacDonald, leading actress at American Repertory Theater; Larissa Ponomarenko and Viktor Plotnikov, current and former principal dancers with Boston Ballet; Marilyn Showstack, long-time Summer Stages supporter; Amy Spencer, co-founder and director of Summer Stages Dance, and Roman Spzond, founder and owner Inner Strength. At Rialto, Summer Stages’ master of ceremonies, David Parker and The Bang Group’s Jeffrey Kazin closed the evening at Rialto with great cabaret tunes!
See video of the event on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55828eYS0fc
While this was our first Dancing for Summers, it will certainly not be our last!
Summer Stages is especially grateful to our following supporters for making these evenings possible:
C. Hunter and Pamela T. Boll, Lead Sponsor
Ann and Graham Gund, Carol and John Moriarty, Joan and Robert Parker, Table Sponsors
Lisa and Tom Blumenthal, Jane Karol and Howard Cooper, Rebecca Kellogg and Kevin Dennis, Alison Lauriat, Rose and David Thorne, Dancer Sponsors
photos by Tripp Clemens and Harvey Burrell of Wind Powered Productions