On Saturday, March 15 at 2:00 pm, students from the Massachusetts Academy of Ballet and members of MABETA (Massachusetts Academy of Ballet Educational Training Association) give a benefit performance to raise money for Kate’s Soup Kitchen in Holyoke. The “Dance to Stop Hunger” event at the Massachusetts Academy of Ballet studio is free and open to the public. Light refreshments following the performance. Checks and cash donations accepted at the door.
This in-studio event marks the sixth consecutive year Academy dancers have performed on behalf of Kate’s Soup Kitchen. “Our students love to dance and share their creative passion — with others and for others. While this performance is indicative of their dedication to daily training, it also gives them the chance to dance for a local cause and demonstrate just how integral the arts are to Holyoke’s identity and resurgence,” says Artistic Director Rose Flachs. This year’s “Dance To Stop Hunger” program showcases whimsical choreography by Charles Flachs, classical ballet variations, a contemporary work in progress by Laurel Raffetto, and a jazz tap duet by Mount Holyoke College dance alumnae Crystal Menninga and Corinne Morgan.