Gala for Grenfell
18 July 2017
On Sunday 30 July at 7pm at the Adelphi Theatre in London's West End we will be proudly supporting the Gala for Grenfell.
Arlene Phillips CBE brings together a host of the world’s leading dancers for a special gala to raise funds for the Grenfell Fire victims.
For one night only, Gala For Grenfell unites dancers from across the world of dance to raise relief funds for those whose lives have been seriously affected by the tragedy. The gala is imagined and directed by Arlene Phillips CBE.
The Gala will feature performances from leading dancers and dance companies, including; Akram Khan, The Royal Ballet (featuring Edward Watson), Stars from Strictly Come Dancing, Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, The Mariinsky Ballet (featuring Xander Parish), Ballet Black, Rambert, Adam Garcia, Rina Kanehara and Aitor Arrieta (Winners of English National Ballet’s Emerging Dancer 2017), Danny Collins and Rachel Muldoon (performing Drew McOnie’s choreography from 2016’s Jekyll & Hyde at the Old Vic), Tommy Franzen and Xena Gusthart, Jonny Labey and Chrissie Brooke (Dance Dance Dance champions) and ZooNation.
Matthew Bourne's New Adventures will be performing "Dearest Love" from TOWN (performed by Edwin Ray & Paris Fitzpatrick) and a selection from COUNTRY (performed by Edwin Ray, Paris Fitzpatrick, João Carolino, Reece Causton, Jamie McDonald & Sophia Hurdley).
Arlene Phillips said: “I remember waking up in the morning and thinking ‘here goes another day’, only to switch on the TV to watch the news and suddenly see an image so powerful you can’t move, knowing so many lives have been changed forever. As the days went by I began to wonder if there was a way that I could help, maybe even make a small difference, and I thought dance is my world, my life, so how could I galvanise and bring the dance community together to raise funds for those who need it most, now and into the future.”
Gala for Grenfell has been organised by Arlene Phillips CBE, Graham Watts OBE and Guy Chapman for Target Live to provide emergency relief funding for those by the Grenfell Tower fire. On June 14, a tragic blaze engulfed all 129 flats within the North Kensington building. Funds raised by Gala for Grenfell will go to support the many whose lives were seriously affected by the fire.
All proceeds will go via The K&C Foundation.