Rolex presented Career Transition For Dancers' 25th ANNIVERSARY SILVER JUBILEE: A STAR-STUDDED RETROSPECTIVE at New York City Center, last night, November 8. The evening highlighted magical moments from past glittering galas. Artists from some of America's greatest dance companies performed: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; American Ballet Theatre; The Joffrey Ballet; MOMIX; National Dance Institute; and Parsons Dance. Also appearing are Tony Award Winners: Marvin Hamlisch (who wrote a song to premiere at the show), Bebe Neuwirth, Ann Reinking, Chita Rivera, Karen Ziemba with Charlotte d"Amboise, Desmond Richardson and Edward Villella. The entertainment/dance event of the new season had show-stopping Broadway numbers from "42nd Street" and "Chicago." The 2010 Rolex Dance Award was presented to Twyla Tharp. The Career Transition For Dancers' Awards for Outstanding Contributions to the World of Dance was presented to the organization's four union founders: Actors' Equity Association, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, American Guild of Musical Artists, Screen Actors Guild; as well as an award each to The Barth Family and to the CTFD President Cynthia G. Fischer. Also at the gala, the Capezio Ballet Makers Dance Foundation presented Trisha Brown with the 59th annual Capezio Dance Award. BroadwayWorld was on hand and brings you photo coverage below.
Career Transition For Dancers, with offices in NYC, LA and Chicago, has helped thousands of professional dancers identify their unique talents in preparation for establishing new careers when dance is no longer an option. Since 1985, they have provided more than 43,000 hours (equivalent to $4 million) of one-on-one career counseling & program services (at no cost) and has awarded millions of dollars in educational and entrepreneurial grants. CTFD also provides dancers with specialized services that include seminars and workshops; peer support groups; resource centers; a toll-free national hotline; and National Career Network. The Caroline & Theodore Newhouse Center for Dancers is at 165 West 46th Street Suite 701 (at Broadway: the Actors' Equity Building) NYC. The phone number is 212 764 0172 and the fax is 212 764 0343; our offices in Los Angeles 323 549 6660; and in Chicago 312 666 0234. For more information, visit www.careertransition.org.
Photo Credit: Kevin Thomas Garcia
Chris Calkins and Bebe Neuwirth
Jacque d'Amboise and Charlotte d'Amboise
Marge Champion and Greg Van De Veer