The seductive glamour of the tango sets the theme for a stylish evening on Thursday, April 10 to support Chamber Dance Project’s upcoming debut at The Kennedy Center and its new home base of Washington, D.C.
The event’s centerpiece is a tango competition pairing Washington notables with professional tango dancers, with winners selected by a panel of judges as well as by guests and online voters. The dancers will generate funds for Chamber Dance Project and charities of their choice. A list of participating celebrities will soon be announced.
Gold/Platinum Patrons and Benefactors are welcomed at 6pm for a dramatic rooftop champagne reception with the dancers and judges. Other guests join at 6:30 in the dramatic seventh floor atrium for cocktails, a silent auction, dinner and two rounds of the tango competition. After the winners are announced the evening continues with music and dancing for everyone.
A smartphone-based silent auction also a highlight of the gala, spotlighting a wide range of items and experiences—from classes to performances to dining and travel—with bids placed at both the event and in advance online.
Tango with the Stars supports Chamber Dance Project’s public debut as a Washington-based company in performances at the Kennedy Center June 26 to 28. Under the artistic leadership of award-winning choreographer Diane Coburn Bruning, the company has developed a reputation for vibrant, intimate, and innovative contemporary ballets—all performed to live musical accompaniment— that draw their impact from the collaboration of choreographers, dancers, composers, musicians, and designers. Formerly headquartered in New York City, the company relocated to Washington in 2013.
Attire: Black-tie optional