Amnesty International Dance for Justice October 27 in Toronto

From a media release:

Amnesty Dance for Justice
October 27, 2011
EnWave Theatre, Harbourfront, Toronto

TORONTO - On Thursday, October 27, 2011, a dynamic mix of African, Belly-dancing, Tap, Modern, Hip Hop, French Can-Can, and Period Ballet performers will join together for a unique benefit performance at the Harbourfront Centre. The various dance styles reflect the multicultural nature of Amnesty’s human rights work as it campaigns in countries all over the world.

In many corners of our world, artists are still persecuted for expressing their beliefs and thoughts.  That’s why articles 19 and 27 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights calls on governments to respect the right to freedom of expression, and the right to enjoy the arts.

Come and see Toronto’s most dynamic dance professionals as they dance their hearts out to benefit Amnesty International’s movement to bring justice and human rights for all.

Performers include:
Arabesque Dance Company & Orchestra is Canada's leading Middle Eastern dance and music ensemble and unique in the world. The company consists of 17 male and female dance artists trained in 14 different styles of Middle Eastern dance led by Yasmina Ramzy and 9 acoustic musicians led by Bassam Bishara.
I rock with The ONE is a faith based hip hop dance crew that uses hip hop dance as an influence to positively inspire the World.
La ROUGE Entertainment - A touch of class. A pinch of panache. A whole lot of sass. For creative and quality event performances and programming, LaRouge is your exlusive Red Hot entertainment provider!
• Incepted by artistic Director Sylvie Bouchard in 2009, BoucharDanse is a Company that utilizes the poetry of Contemporary dance and the narrative element of theatre, together in one stroke
Opera Atelier holds a unique place in the North American theatre community, producing opera, ballet and drama from the 17th and 18th centuries.
LUA SHAYENNE & CO. presents traditional African and Afro-contemporary dance works that explore current subject matters with the aim to be a vehicle for spiritual and social progress.
Toronto Salsa with Daniel Guajardo and Johanna Barczyk
Bringing Tap Back is the freshest tap dancing company to hit the industry. This Canadian company is fully dedicated to bringing tap dancing from being hidden throughout the industry to being presented on the main stage; front and centre!
Spirit of Aloha is a Toronto-based halau (school) engaged in sharing the beauty and knowledge of the Hawaiian culture through its art form - the HULA.

When: Thursday October 27th, 2011, 7:30-10:00pm.
Doors open at 6:45 for Cash Bar and Silent Auction.
Where: Enwave Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, 231 Queen’s Quay West.
Tickets $30

Join us to support human rights and Toronto’s dance community!
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