Company C Contemporary Ballet | Charles Anderson Artistic Director

Events Gala

Dance with the Devil on October 25
Company C Contemporary Ballet Gala

6 p.m. Haunting Begins
Lafayette Home of Dave and Lynn Kravis
Complimentary valet parking

Tickets $100

The 2014 Company C Gala won’t be your grandma‘s ballet or your grandpa’s black tie celebration. So, what’s so different?

It will be fun!

With a full-length Halloween ballet as our premiere project for 2015 and All Hallows' Eve just a few days hence, it’s only natural that the unnatural will dominate the atmosphere and macabre activities will abound.

You’ll be treated to a spooktacular debut of scenes from next year’s Halloween ballet, an unholy alliance of Artistic Director Charles Anderson and composer Mike Krisukas of Zen for Primates.

Furthermore, let the moths have the formal wear. Instead, don your finest devil chic costumes – not just your casual going-to-the-mall scary, but break-out-pitch-forks-and-torches terrifying. Because you will be judged. And your competitors will include the Company C dancers dressed for the gallows in creations from acclaimed costume designer Laura Hazlett.

Silent and live auctions will provide you an opportunity to pay the devil his due and take home some fabulous items. Who knows – maybe a Transylvania weekend, a sailing vacation on the infamous ghost ship Mary Celeste or dinner with horror movie legend Bela Lugosi (Yes, we heard. So sad.)?

We’ve planned a fabulous gourmet dinner with fine wines aimed at building energy and quick reflexes for the live auction.

We’ll end the evening with a special rite. Under the ballet instruction of the Company C dancers,we’ll whirl and spiral and shriek until . . . .

It’s also an opportunity to exchange thoughts with Charlie, board members and your friends.

All of the proceeds from the evening will support Company C Contemporary Ballet projects, especially Company C’s upcoming Halloween Ballet.

Our thanks to Lynn and Dave Kravis for so generously opening the doors of their home for this event.

Disclaimer: No souls will be harmed in the creation of or participation in this gala.

Company C Contemporary Ballet Development Department

By Mail:

Company C Contemporary Ballet
P.O. Box 23262
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523