Rolex presents "JUMP FOR JOY! A Dance Variety Spectacular--Career Transition For Dancers’ 27th Anniversary Jubilee" tonight, November 5, at 7:00 pm at New York City Center, 131 West 55 Street (btwn. 6th & 7th Aves). Legendary star Angela Lansbury will host. It will be followed by a "Supper with the Stars" in The Grand Ballroom at The Hilton New York.
JUMP FOR JOY! provides a fun-filled evening that weaves together all genres and dance styles in an exciting tapestry of quality entertainment, including special appearances and performances by American Dance Machine 21, Arthur Murray Dancers, Big Apple Circus, Cirque du Soleil, Nate Cooper, Dancing Classrooms, EveryDayMan Adventures, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Hybrid Movement Company, New York City Ballet, Jason Samuels Smith, Suzanne Farrell Ballet, Tigerpalast Varieté Theater Frankfurt, Amra-Faye Wright, and Chita Rivera. The entertainment event of the new season is produced and directed by Ann Marie DeAngelo. (Appearances and performances are subject to change.)
Angela Lansbury has enjoyed a career without precedent, spanning more than half a century as a star of movies, a five time Tony Award-winning actress, and star of "Murder, She Wrote," the longest running detective drama series in television history.
The Rolex Dance Award will be presented to Liza Minnelli, winner of four Tony Awards, an Oscar, a special "Legends" Grammy, two Golden Globe Awards and an Emmy. She is one of the entertainment world's consummate performers. On film, on stage and in television, Liza has won critical acclaim and recognition from her peers in show business, giving new dimension and credibility to the word “superstar.” The Career Transition For Dancers Outstanding Contributions to the World of Dance Awards will be awarded to: Joni Berry, Michele Herbert, Gerald M. Appelstein, and Arthur Murray International (celebrating its 100th Anniversary).