Love dance battle shows? Check out Chicago Dance Crash, a contemporary dance company performing live at the DSO on April 9 to “Battle Hunger” and benefit local food shelter Yad Ezra.
By SEEN Contributor
Sponsored by Yad Ezra
America loves a good dance competition. “Dancing With the Stars,” “So You Think You Can Dance” and “World of Dance” have been going strong for years. Prior to that we had shows like “Star Search,” “Solid Gold,” “Soul Train” and “Dance Party USA,” among others.
This coming April, Metro Detroiters can watch a live dance battle performed by members of Chicago Dance Crash, while supporting a local food bank and battling hunger in Michigan.
Battle Hunger Event Details
On April 9, Yad Ezra, Michigan’s only Kosher food pantry, will be hosting “Battle Hunger” at the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center in Detroit. The evening includes a light dinner, raffle and, of course, the dance competition with audience voting. Complimentary parking is provided at the DSO.
Tickets are $75 before March 30 and $90 through April 5 or at the door. Purchase at yadezra.org/battlehunger.
About Chicago Dance Crash
Led by artistic director Jessica Deahr, Chicago Dance Crash has emerged as the premier fusion-style contemporary dance company in the Midwest. Dancers perform a combination of concert and hip-hop techniques, in works ranging from full-length productions to repertory pieces and freestyles.
One of the productions, “Bricklayers of Oz,” is the hip-hop origin story of the Yellow Brick Road and was named the Most Inventive New Work in 2017 by Dance Magazine.
The troupe came to Detroit last year as part of the Yad Ezra annual spring fundraiser and recently recorded a video with some free styling in preparation for this year’s show!
About Yad Ezra
Yad Ezra provides kosher food to vulnerable Jewish families in Southeast Michigan. Groceries are distributed to families in need every month, providing an average of 1,300 impoverished families with food, health care items and household goods monthly.
Read more about Yad Ezra and how you can get involved at yadezra.org.
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