Art, Science and Dance Collide To Benefit Brain Tumor Research

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Tickets on sale for performance by Ballet Next to benefit Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure.

Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure (ABC2), in partnership with Ballet Next, present “The Art of Experimentation – a Benefit Celebrating Art, Science and Dance” at The Joyce Theater in New York City on Tuesday, October 23, 2012. Proceeds from the event will equally benefit ABC2 and Ballet Next.

The fall season's opening night performance by Ballet Next will feature new choreographic works by Alison Cook Beatty and Margo Sappington, and a piece the company first commissioned from Mauro Bigonzetti and presented in 2011.

“Using the power of dance to drive awareness and raise funds for brain cancer research…this is the type of creativity and inspired partnerships needed to make a difference,” said Max Wallace, CEO of ABC2.

Following the performance, the evening will continue with a cocktail-style benefit featuring special appearances by the Ballet Next company members, a silent auction, art exhibits and experimental food and beverage creations.

Tickets On Sale
Tickets are available by charging them online at ABC2: For questions or ticket purchase by phone, please contact Cristina Bonner at 202-419-3140 or

About Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure (ABC2)
ABC2 invests in research aimed at finding the fastest possible route to a cure. By applying an aggressive, venture funding approach, not typically seen in the nonprofit sector, ABC2 closes current gaps in funding to catalyze research and rapidly bring new therapies to patients. With its proven business know-how, ABC2 makes connections that break down the silos between industry, government and academic research to fast-track drug development. To learn more, go to:

About Ballet Next
Ballet Next is an independent classical ballet company founded by Michele Wiles and Charles Askegard. The company is carving a unique role in the dance world by bringing leading dancers, choreographers and musicians together in a collaborative environment that encourages risk taking, process, and a commitment to excellence. The intimate setting of many of the performances and use of new technology allow for a high level of interaction and discussions, bringing the experience of ballet closer to the audience and advancing the art form’s presence in today’s society. To learn more, go to:


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