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STOMPING GROUNDS Grand Finale - Pearl Receptions

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Harris Theater for Music and Dance

205 East Randolph Street

Chicago, IL 60601

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Chicago Human Rhythm Project

presents

30th Anniversary

Pearl Receptions

STOMPING GROUNDS Grand Finale

featuring Muntu Dance Theatre, Natya Dance Theatre, Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater, The Mexican Folk Dance Company, Stone Soup Rhythms and the Trinity Irish Dance Company

Please join us as we honor

Pamela Crutchfield

& the Chicago Free For All Fund

Friday, May 31, 2019

The Harris Theater for Music and Dance

The evening begins with...

Tahitian Pearl Reception (6pm - 7:15pm): The first reception of the evening will feature the presentation of CHRP's JUBA Award to Pam Crutchfield and the Chicago Free For All Fund for Extraordinary Service to the Community. Heavy hors d'ouevres and liberal libations.

Pink Pearl Grand Finale (7:30pm - 9pm): The evening continues with the ground-shaking finale of STOMPING GROUNDS featuring world premieres by many of Chicago's most celebrated percussive dance companies grooving to the ancient and contemporary rhythms of Africa, India, Mexico, Spain, Ireland and America!

Ayoke Pearl Reception (9pm - 10pm): The evening concludes when CHRP joins with our partners to celebrate the Women of Rhythm...the women who have led and supported each of our partner companies and the percussive dance community for more than four decades! Desserts, special treats and night caps.

Celebrating the extraordinary women who have led and supported their communities through percussive dance for decades...

Pamela Crutchfield: Chicago Human Rhythm Project

Amaniyea Payne: Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago

Hema Rajagopalan: Natya Dance Theatre

Kim Niewiedzial: Trinity Irish Dance Company

Dame Libby Komaiko: Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater

Matie Ovalle: Mexican Folk Dance Company

Tahitian Pearl Ticket or Package: (Single Ticket: $150 / 6 Ticket Package: $800) Includes Grand Finale performance and pre-performance reception honoring Pamela Crutchfield and the Chicago Free For All Fund*

Ayoke Pearl Ticket or Package: (Single Ticket: $125 / 6 Ticket Package: $700) Includes Grand Finale performance and post-performance reception with all honorees*

Pink Pearl Ticket or Package: (Single Ticket: $250 / 8 Ticket Package: $1750) Includes Grand Finale performance and both receptions*

*Purchasing tickets to one or both receptions includes the same number of tickets to the STOMPING GROUNDS Grand Finale performance. Seats will be the best available in the main level, center orchestra section.

Sponsor Packages

Tahitian Pearl Reception Sponsor: ($2500) Includes 8 tickets to the Tahitian Pearl Reception honoring Pam Crutchfield and the Chicago Free for All Fund as well as the Grand Finale Performance plus verbal recognition at the reception and from the stage. 3 Available

Ayoke Pearl Reception Sponsor: ($1500) Includes 8 tickets to the Ayoke Pearl Reception honoring Amaniyea Payne, Hema Rajagopalan, Kim Niewiedzial, Dame Libby Komaiko (in memoria), and Matie Ovalle, as well as the Grand Finale Performance plus verbal recognition at the reception. 6 Available

Pink Pearl Grand Finale Sponsor: ($3500) Includes 10 tickets to BOTH receptions as well as the Grand Finale Performance plus verbal recognition at the receptions and from stage. 6 Available

**More information about the STOMPING GROUNDS Grand Finale can be found here!

Pamela Crutchfield is a passionate and active member of the Chicago dance community. She is co-founder of DanceWorks Chicago, a small company devoted to the professional development of young dancers and choreographers. Pam received the prestigious Ruth Page Award in 2009 and is also a recipient of the Friends of River North Chicago Dance Company award. She has been a volunteer in the Ann Barzel Dance Collection at the Newberry Library. Pam made the lead gift which catalyzed fundraising for Chicago Human Rhythm Project’s shared dance/arts space – the American Rhythm Center – and has provided major support for CHRP’s Artist in Residence, Dani Borak. Pam has underwritten the creation of new choreography for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Hubbard Street 2, River North Chicago Dance Company, Giordano Dance Chicago, Luna Negra Dance Theater, DanceWorks Chicago, Lucky Plush Productions, Visceral Dance Chicago and Lar Lubovitch Dance New York. She is on the advisory board of numerous dance companies and served on the Hubbard Street Dance Chicago board for four years. Additionally, she served as a director for Dance USA, the national service organization for professional dance. In 2010, Pam was an honoree of the Arts & Business Council of Chicago’s 25th Anniversary Celebration. In 2011, she served as one of the Victory Garden Theater’s playwrights at their annual Chicago Stories gala. In 2012, Pam was awarded the Luna De Honor for her dedication to the artists of Luna Negra Dance Theater. Most recently, she received the 2017 Distinguished Service to the Dance Field Award in recognition of her outstanding philanthropic leadership from See Chicago Dance. She received the Champion of Dance award from Dance USA, and she established the Pam Crutchfield Dance Fund that has resulted in support for numerous commissions of new dance pieces at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance. She has been a board member at the Old Town School of Folk Music and Free Street Theater. She is a graduate of DePaul University.

Pearl Receptions Committee: Lane Alexander, Brenna Conway, Jennifer Edgcomb, Alex Felton, Michael Foster, John Gingell, Benjamin Koppel, Irene Michaels, Kwaku Osebreh, Pablo Roberto, Joyce Selander, Cari Shein, Claudette Smith, Kimberly Steele, ZJ Tong

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