Posted: Aug 1, 2012 at 1:19 PM [Aug 1, 2012]
Students from Chelsea-based Youth Dance Theatre (YDT) and guest artists will present an evening of dance and music on Friday, August 10 at 7 p.m. at the Washington Street Education Center Auditorium to benefit Austin Nichols. Austin is a 23 year-old Grass Lake native who was diagnosed with diffuse pontine glioma, an aggressive and inoperable brain tumor. He has been receiving treatment at the University of Michigan Medical Center.
The show will include classical and contemporary ballet, jazz and hybrid dance pieces highlighting new and original choreography. Chamber music for strings and piano will also be performed during this special evening. Team Austin Fund for Austin Nichols has been selling T-shirts and wristbands to raise money for Austin, and these will be available for purchase at the performance. The event is free, but YDT asks attendees to make a monetary gift to the fund. All donations and proceeds will help pay Nichols’ medical expenses. Use of the auditorium space for the benefit has been provided free-of-charge by the Chelsea School District.
The Washington Street Education Center is located at 500 E Washington St. in Chelsea. For those unable to attend, but wishing to make a donation, checks should be made out to “Team Austin Fund for Austin Nichols” and may be sent to P.O. Box 18, Concord, MI 49237. For more information about YDT, visit http://www.youthdancetheatre.org