Artists for Hope dance concert to raise funds for cancer research and awareness

10.06.2015 | By Andrea Vasquez

The San Jacinto College Performing Arts Company will host Artists for Hope, a fundraising dance concert benefitting cancer research and awareness organizations on Saturday, Oct. 17 at the Marie Spence Flickinger Fine Arts Center.

Artists for Hope was developed as a way for artists to help in the fight for the cure of cancer. Houston-based choreographers and professional dance companies will present a variety of dance works featuring a various dance styles including modern, contemporary, and ballet. Artwork from San Jacinto College faculty, students, and guest artists will also be shown and sold.

Participating artists include Randall Flinn, Ad Deum Dance Company; Amy Elizabeth, Aimed Dance; Lydia Hance, Frame Dance; Fuzion Contemporary Dance; Jane Weiner, Hope Stone; JDF Elite Competitive Dance Company; Annie Arnoult, Open Dance Project; San Jacinto College Performing Arts Company; Beth Gulledge Brown, Uptown Dance; and Kelly Ann Vitacca, Vitacca Dance Productions.

Tickets are $17 general admission pre-sale only and can be purchased by visiting: www.eventbrite.com/e/artists-for-hope-tickets-18422134099. All proceeds from ticket and artwork sales will be gifted to cancer research and awareness organizations.

Artists for Hope takes place on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m., in the Proscenium Theatre inside the Marie Spence Flickinger Fine Arts Center, located at the San Jacinto College South Campus at 13735 Beamer Road in Houston. For more information about the dance concert, contact Jamie Williams at jamie.williams@sjcd.edu or at 281-484-1900.

Pictured above from left to right: Marissa Montemayor, Courtney Locke, Yasmin Mora, Tuesday Boswell, Juanita Alanis, Brielle Hudson, Gabriela Rosales, Mariana Hernandez, Bethany Garcia, and Cori Dalton. Photo submitted.

 

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Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, San Jacinto College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of approximately 30,000 credit students. The College offers 186 degrees and certificates, with 46 technical programs and a university transfer division. Students benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success, and job training programs that are renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.

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