The Dizzy Feet Foundation was founded in 2009 by producer Nigel Lythgoe and director Adam Shankman with a mission to increase access to dance education in the United States. This is something I am passionate about so I was so happy dancing for such a great cause.
I am thrilled and excited to see what Nigel and Adam are doing for the world of dance; both of them are fighting for the things I believe in. Art/dance is key for the success of our kind by empowering creativity and stimulating us to see further. It is a must for the young generation that will take care of our planet and set it in the right direction for the future generations.
The evening was filled with stars from all genres of entertainment to celebrate the world of dance and those that have helped promote dance through the years. Debbie Allen was bestowed the Dizzy Feet Inspiration Award. This award honors performers whose unique talents and dance prowess have delighted audiences and whose career in film, television or theatre has left an indelible mark on the entertainment field. Additionally, Pierre Dulaine and Yvonne Marceau were both presented with the Gene Kelly Legacy Award by Patricia Kelly (honoring those who preserve and perpetuate Gene Kelly’s unique contributions to the world of dance.)
The evening was chock-full of amazing performers and performances by Travis Wall with his Bohemian Rhapsody, Stephen “tWitch” Boss, Baby Boogallo, Cyrus, Chloe Arnold’s Syncopated Ladies, Madd Chadd and the list goes on.
For the evening performance, I chose to perform one of my favorite pieces, Age of Innocence. The piece was created by Edwaard Liang, Director of Ballet Met, who is more than just an amazing choreographer but also a dear friend. I wanted to perform it to honor all of those who came to support this fantastic cause.
Thank you all for the standing ovation and the generous contributions made to the Dizzy Feet Foundation. The Foundation is a blessing and should be supported.
Fabrice Calmels at the DizzyFeet Foundation’s Gala at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
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