We Sing, We Dance, We Feed! TheEdwardMorganBallet will be honoring Earth Day by planting seeds of awareness with performances on April 20th, 21st, and 22nd for the Church of the Holy Apostles. The performances will benefit Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen, the Church’s primary on-site mission which has served hungry and homeless New Yorkers since 1982.
The performances are free to the public– first come, first served–but a donation of $50 is necessary for a guaranteed, reserved seat. All seats must be reserved even if it is free; click here to make a reservation.
“Ballet dancers, actors, singers and many other types of artists commune together to support the homelessness in New York City,” says TheEdwardMorganBallet Executive Director, Joseph Alexander.
It is directed and choreographed by Edward Morgan, who is the former principal of the original Joffrey Ballet NYC, director of Joffrey II, choreographer of the television show ClubMTV, and now choreographer of his own ballet company,
This Mass For The Ballet is inspired by one of Mr. Alexander’s dance students, part of TheEdwardMorgan Outreach Program. She came up to him in class and said, “I will be late for rehearsal tomorrow because I’m moving into a homeless shelter.” Mr. Alexander recalls that he was actually in shock when the little girl said this to him. He conferred with Edward Morgan who responded by saying the little girl is very talented and mentally stable; his advice was that if she weren’t treated the same as everyone else, she wouldn’t be happy.
“So I was afraid,” said Mr. Alexander, “but I turned around and said, ‘DON’T BE LATE!’ And the little girl looked at me and said, ‘Oh don’t worry Mr. Alexander, I already told my mama that we need to move early so we won’t be late!’” Not only did she do a great performance, but she was not late for rehearsal and her excitement and enthusiasm for the program blew Mr. Alexander away.
The mission of Every Voice Choirs is to promote the musical and personal growth of youth by helping them discover their voices and share them with pride. We seek to build on students’ unique musical interests and experiences, creating ensembles shaped by their diverse members, in which every voice is welcome and every voice truly matters. Click here for more info.