Hagoromo curtain call raises over $1,000 for Dancers Responding to AIDS

Following the curtain call of AOP’s Hagoromo on November 6th, company member Jock Soto gave a heartfelt speech about the charity Dancers Responding to AIDS (DRA) and its mission. In just one night, attendees of Hagoromo gave almost $1,500 dollars to DRA.

Hagoromo bows

Dancers Responding to AIDS is a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS which has raised over $250 million since 1988. Broadway Cares utilizes the entertainment industry network to awards grants to social service programs and promote awareness, understanding, and public support for programs benefiting people with AIDS. Organizations supported by Broadway Cares includes Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic, 118 Food Service and Meal Delivery Programs, and 41 AIDS Service and Advocacy Organizations.

Founded in 1991, DRA was started by former Paul Taylor Dance Company members Denise Roberts Hurlin and Hernandez Cortez. This chapter was established for dancers who wished to support Broadway Cares.

Hagoromo’s sold-out world premiere run at the BAM Harvey concluded on November 8.

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