As the holiday season approaches, what better way to get in the sprit than with an evening in New York City? We're excited to partner with XAOC Contemporary Ballet for a gala benefit performance there on November 14th! The show is a part of Project Ignite, a beneficiary program XAOC launched in honor of its 5th anniversary. Project Ignite aims to encourage confidence and joy within children that need it most in the community. In addition to dancers wearing headbands, a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will go back to us.
Founded in 2010 by Eryn Renee Young, XAOC focuses on a neoclassical style of ballet. With its Greek roots, the name translates as “chaos” yet implies “explosive creation.” This supports the company’s overall mission: to create new works that challenge people to rethink the way they experience ballet. The contemporary ballet company views this as an opportunity to share their art, generate connections with people, and give back to the community.
The dancers from XAOC have already visited with children at hospitals in the area to donate headbands and share their personal experiences with ballet. These children will be recognized as guests of honor, while the dancers themselves will be wearing headbands during the performance. Our goal is to spread joy through art,” shares Young, “giving these kids the gift of a headbands, and the wonder of a visit from a real life ballerina.”
Join us for an evening that inspires confidence, joy, and hope within young girls one pirouette, one headband at a time. Purchase your tickets or share your support for the event on November 14th at www.xaocballet.com. Can't attend? You can still donate the equivalent to a ticket - a portion of the proceeds will still go to Headbands of Hope :)