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Arts foundations raise funds for public dance performances

September 06, 2011|By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com

Glendale Arts is working with the Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre and the Anna Djanbazian Dance Company to raise money for free public dance performances that will be held on Oct. 15 and 16 in the vacant lot on the corner of Brand Boulevard and Wilson Avenue in Glendale.

The three organizations will host a dinner on Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Ard Eevin house located at 851 W. Mountain St., Glendale.

Designed by Nathaniel Dryden in 1902, the Ard Eevin House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Dinner guests will enjoy an elegant buffet dinner and a dance performance by the Djanbazian Dance Company. Tickets to the dinner cost $100 per person.

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The funds raised from the dinner will underwrite the free dance performances of a dance work titled “Expulsion.”

The performance is a thought-provoking work of art based on the themes of the often fragile nature of home and the universal experience of being forced to leave it.

Male and female dancers will collaborate to create an open dialogue about the impact that these issues have on individuals, families and communities.

Craig L. Watson, the director of the California Arts Council, said in a release that the performance is “a powerful, must-see performance that will challenge your perception of a neglected space’s potential.”

The event is also funded with help from the James Irvine Foundation, the World Festival of Sacred Music, the Hollywood Production Center, the City of Glendale and Downtown Glendale Merchants Assn.

Performance times are at 4 and 7 p.m. on Oct. 15 and 6 p.m. Oct. 16, 130 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale.

Tickets to attend the fundraising dinner can be purchased online at www.glendalearts.org. Tickets can also be purchased by calling (818) 243-2611, Ext. 14. The dinner is tax-deductible.

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