On Thursday, September 20th at 8 pm, Ballets with a Twist will dance at XL Cabaret to benefit the True Colors Fund, an organization co-founded by music, style and cultural icon Cyndi Lauper in support of equality for all and to bring an end to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth homelessness. The nightclub has donated its cabaret space for the event, and Lauper will be on hand for an intimate performance of "True Colors."
Conceived and choreographed by celebrated dance-maker Marilyn Klaus - whose eclectic background ranges from vaudeville and show dancing to Isadora Duncan and classical ballet - Cocktail Hour is a sassy suite of dances, each inspired by a well-known beverage. The show both reinvents ballet and pays respect to the rich creativity of cocktail culture, launching the Martini, Mai Tai, Gimlet, Mint Julep, Shirley Temple and more off the menu and onto the stage.
The show features original music by Stephen Gaboury, who has collaborated with Klaus for over 20 years. Gaboury's music has been featured in film and on television. In 2004, he received a Grammy nomination for his work with pop/rock legend Lauper, with whom he recently contributed as co-writer for selections in her new musical Kinky Boots. He has also performed with many A-listers including Patti LaBelle, Suzanne Vega and Ute Lemper. Catherine Zehr is the creative force behind the glamorous costume design, evoking the origins and spirit of each libation with vivid colors and embellishments.
This is an event not to be missed, and a unique opportunity to show support for Cyndi Lauper's True Colors Fund.
Tickets can be purchased in advance by using the following link: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/270021. For more information on Ballets with a Twist, please visit their website (www.balletswithatwist.com) or Facebook page (www.facebook.com/gotoBalletswithaTwist). For more information on XL Nightclub, Cabaret & Lounge, please visithttp://xlnightclub.com/cabaret/. For more information on the True Colors Fund, please visit www.truecolorsfund.org.