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Gala for Grenfell

Posted: 7th July 2017



Sunday 30 July, 7:00pm | Adelphi Theatre, London

Arlene Phillips CBE is to bring together a host of the world’s leading dancers for a special gala to raise funds for the Grenfell Fire victims.

Taking place at London’s Adelphi Theatre for one night only on Sunday 30 July, Gala For Grenfell will unite dancers from across the world of dance to raise relief funds for those whose lives have been seriously affected by the tragedy. The gala is imagined and directed by Arlene Phillips.

Tickets go on-sale at 10am on Friday, 7 July.

The Gala will feature performances from leading dancers and dance companies, including:

  • The Royal Ballet, featuring Edward Watson
  • Stars from Strictly Come Dancing
  • Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures
  • The Mariinsky Ballet, featuring Xander Parish
  • Akram Khan
  • Ballet Black
  • Rambert
  • Adam Garcia
  • Rina Kanehara and Aitor Arrieta (Winners of English National Ballet’s Emerging Dancer 2017)
  • Danny Collins and Rachel Muldoon (performing Drew McOnie’s choreography from 2016’s Jekyll & Hyde at the Old Vic)
  • Tommy Franzen and Xena Gusthart
  • ZooNation
  • Dance Dance Dance champions Jonny Labey and Chrissie Brooke

Arlene Phillips said: “I remember waking up in the morning and thinking ‘here goes another day’, only to switch on the TV to watch the news and suddenly see an image so powerful you can’t move, knowing so many lives have been changed forever. As the days went by I began to wonder if there was a way that I could help, maybe even make a small difference, and I thought dance is my world, my life, so how could I galvanise and bring the dance community together to raise funds for those who need it most, now and into the future.”

Gala for Grenfell has been organised by Arlene Phillips CBE, Graham Watts OBE and Guy Chapman for Target Live to provide emergency relief funding for those by the Grenfell Tower fire. On June 14, a tragic blaze engulfed all 129 flats within the North Kensington building. Funds raised by Gala for Grenfell will go to support the many whose lives were seriously affected by the fire.

All proceeds will go via The K&C Foundation

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For more information, images, interviews or press tickets, please contact Target Live: / 020 3372 0955 / 020 3372 0966

N.B. The dancers and dance companies listed are correct at the time of announcing and may be subject to change.

Gala for Grenfell
Venue: Adelphi Theatre, 409-412 Strand, London, WC2R 0NS

Date: Sunday 30 July 2017, 7pm

Tickets: From £15