5th Annual DanceFAR (Dance for a Reason) Benefit Performance for Cancer Prevention - Final Lineup

Final Lineup Includes Dancers from SF Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and Pennsylvania Ballet 
After-Party with Food & Drink from Acclaimed Local Restaurants and Wineries 
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Tues., Nov. 29th 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (October 27, 2016) DanceFAR and the Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC) proudly present the 5th annual performance of DanceFAR (Dance for a Reason), a spectacular evening of world-class dance for the benefit of cancer prevention research and education. Tickets are available now on the DanceFAR website for the performance and after-party to be held Tuesday, November 29th at 7:30 p.m. at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

Inspired by the theme “Dance For A Reason,” DanceFAR co-founders James Sofranko, Garen Scribner, and Margaret Karl, current and former dancers with the San Francisco Ballet, bring togetheracclaimed local and international dancers onstage for one night only. A magnificent after-party featuring bites and drinks from the Bay Area’s finest restaurants and wineries is included in the ticket price.
The performance will feature 13 different works presented by Bay Area dance companies, including San Francisco Ballet, with principal dancers Sofiane Sylve and Carlo Di Lanno, ODC/Dance, and Smuin Ballet, among others. Also on the bill are guest artists Jermaine Spivey and Spenser Theberge, two of New York City's most inventive contemporary artists, and Marcelo Gomes and Sterling Baca, internationally acclaimed principal dancers with American Ballet Theatre and Pennsylvania Ballet. See the full lineup at dancefar.org.

Following the performance, all ticket buyers are invited to attend the after-party featuring food and drinks compliments of EPIC Steak, Farallon, Twenty Five Lusk, Waterbar, Wayfare Tavern, Sweet Things, Cannonball Wine Company and Reed & Greenough.

According to DanceFAR cofounder Margaret Karl, "I'm so proud of the dancers, chefs and winemakers for coming together year after year in the name of cancer prevention. Together, we can stop this horrible disease."

On average, one in two people will develop cancer in their lifetimes. Yet, cancer prevention research receives less than seven percent of federal cancer research dollars. 

According to CPIC Chief Executive Officer Donna Randall, “The support provided by DanceFAR helps us to get in front of cancer. We envision a world where cancer is a disease of the past and this is what we work toward every day. DanceFAR was founded as a way to give back to the community so it’s fitting that this year’s performance falls on Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving.” 

San Francisco Magazine is the official media sponsor of DanceFAR. 

About the Organizers
DanceFAR was founded in 2012 by San Francisco Ballet dancers Garen Scribner, James Sofranko and Margaret Karl as a way to give back to the community and encourage volunteerism, providing a platform for artists to share their talents while contributing to charitable causes. The DanceFAR team is proud to have raised almost $350,000 for CPIC over the last four years. 

About the Cancer Prevention Institute of California
The Cancer Prevention Institute of California is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing cancer and to reducing its burden where it cannot yet be prevented. We are the only freestanding research institution working solely to prevent cancer using extensive population data. CPIC researchers study a wide range of cancer risk factors, such as racial/ethnic background, socioeconomic status, age, occupation, gender, genetic predisposition, geographic location, environment and lifestyle to determine how these factors affect frequency, distribution and types of cancers. For more information, visit the CPIC website at www.cpic.org

Media Contacts: 
Donna Lock, 510-608-5160 | donna.lock@cpic.org
Margaret Karl:  (415) 238-2960 | margaretkarl@gmail.com

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