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 Post subject: Spring at the Savoy - Dance Umbrella Gala
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2007 11:20 pm 

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Spring at the Savoy
Sunday 13 May 2007, 6.00pm – 11.30pm
Savoy Ballroom, 1 Savoy Hill, London, WC2R 0EU

The Event

Spring at the Savoy will be an elegant evening at the Savoy Ballroom in the company of some of the leading artists from the world of dance (including dancers from The Royal Ballet, English National Ballet and contemporary dance companies). Along with the Savoy’s finest three-course dinner, the evening will include a champagne reception (sponsored by Champagne Duval Leroy), dancing, outstanding entertainment, an auction of “money can’t buy” items, and a chance to dance with our special guest artists. It will be a very memorable and exclusive night and at the same time, help raise funds for Dance Umbrella’s commissions and special projects.

A Chance to Dance with ….

guests can bid to have one of the following artists spend the evening at their table and also bid to have a dance with them during the evening.
Mark Baldwin (Artistic Director of Rambert Dance Company)
Deborah Bull (Dancer, writer, broadcaster and Creative Director of ROH2 at the Royal Opera House)
Simon Callow (Actor, writer, director) - compére for Spring at the Savoy
Siobhan Davies (Artistic Director of Siobhan Davies Dance Company)
Thomas Edur (Principal Dancer with English National Ballet)
Javier de Frutos (Artistic Director of Phoenix Dance Theatre and Olivier Award winning choreographer of Cabaret)
Matthew Hart (formerly with The Royal Ballet and George Piper Dances and recently starring in Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake)
Will Kemp (formerly Principal Dancer with Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures and currently starring in film and TV)
Cathy Marston (Choreographer, dancer and Director Designate of The Bern Ballet, Switzerland)
Agnes Oakes (Principal Dancer with English National Ballet)
William Tuckett (Principal Character Artist with The Royal Ballet)
Zenaida Yanowsky (Principal Artist with The Royal Ballet)

On the night auction items include:

An exclusive premiere box for FOUR PEOPLE to see The Royal Ballet‘s Swan Lake featuring principal dancer Zenaida Yanowsky at the Royal Opera House on Thursday 24 May 2007. The prize includes a Champagne Duval-Leroy picnic hamper for you and your guests, as well as very special opportunity to meet Zenaida and selected dancers after the show for photo opportunities. Each guest will also receive an autographed programme.

FOUR tickets to Darcey’s one-off season at Sadlers Wells on Friday 18 May 2007 as a celebration of her twenty year career. ‘Darcey Bussell - Farewell’ will feature highlights from her career and Winter Dreams and is part of only four performances taking place before she retires. Not only will this prize offer 4 signed programmes and an opportunity to meet Darcey along with a photo opportunity but also a pair of signed ballet shoes worn and owned by Darcey Bussell herself.

Dance Umbrella

Dance Umbrella celebrates and champions contemporary dance. It pushes the boundaries of innovation and enriches the enjoyment and experience of contemporary dance. Its annual London festival now ranks highly among the world’s leading international dance festivals. Dance Umbrella also works year round commissioning and co-producing new projects and manages regional tours, spreading its mark of quality to the public throughout the UK. Recognised as one of Europe's most adventurous dance promoters, Dance Umbrella is dedicated to the development of choreography, choreographers and dancers and their audiences.

Full details on the event and auction items are available on
Tickets available at £165 each from Dance Umbrella Tel: 020 8741 4040

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