Annual aids fund-raiser gives and receives. (News).For six years, New York's Danspace Project at Saint Mark's Church Saint Mark's Church, Venice, named after the tutelary saint of Venice. The original Romanesque basilical church, built in the 9th cent. as a shrine for the saint's bones, was destroyed by fire in 967. in lower Manhattan has been the scene of a remarkable twelve-hour event held each December 1, World AIDS Day World AIDS Day, observed December 1 each year, is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection. AIDS has killed more than 25 million people, with an estimated 38. . The Remember Project 2001, a daylong marathon of stellar dance performances sponsored by Dancers Responding to AIDS (DRA DRA Delta Regional Authority
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DRA's producing director, Ariadne C. Villarreal, says the contribution to the Twin Towers Fund falls within the DRA's mission to help the community beyond the footlights footlights
Row of lights set across the front of a stage floor to light the scene. The oil lamps and candles in use in the 17th century eventually gave way to gas and electricity. . "We have all been touched by this situation," she said.
From noon to midnight, with seatings at two-hour intervals, hundreds of performers will memorialize the plight of those living with, and lost to, the deadly HIV HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), either of two closely related retroviruses that invade T-helper lymphocytes and are responsible for AIDS. There are two types of HIV: HIV-1 and HIV-2. HIV-1 is responsible for the vast majority of AIDS in the United States. virus. Some of the choreographers who will be represented are: Buglisi/Foreman, Merce Cunningham, Sean Curran, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane, Jose Limon, Susan Marshall, Mark Morris, and Doug Varone.
General admission is $40 for an all-day pass or $25 for a two-hour performance block. Tickets will be sold at the door only. You can find out more about DRA's mission and its parent organization, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, at www.dradance.org.