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Miami City Ballet to host Project Pointe on Oct. 19 to benefit the company's Toe Shoe Fund


Miami City Ballet on Friday, Oct. 19, presents Project Pointe to support the company's Toe Shoe Fund. Showcased artists including Jennifer Kronenberg will wear designer fashions and the event will include a silent auction.

This event takes place in conjunction with Miami City Ballet's October 19 opening night and is only open to ticket holders for that evening. To buy tickets please visit http://www.miamicityballet.org/tickets.php.

Here are event details provided by the ballet:

Project Pointe

An event conceived and designed by principal dancer
Jennifer Carlynn Kronenberg to support Miami City Ballet’s TOE SHOE FUND. 
The chic affair draws upon the artistic talents of
Haute Couture Fashion Designer Ozcar G.,
Photographer Yobe Crespo, and Fine Artist Leonor Anthony, featuring a SILENT AUCTION of exclusive,
one-of-a-kind items, designed and handcrafted by the evening’s showcased artists:
¨       An original Ozcar G. couture evening gown,
¨       Hand-embellished and decorated pointe shoes,
¨       Original fine art and photography autographed by the artists, and
¨       Handcrafted Shiroiy D. Cama white sapphire earrings
Join us in the Arsht Center’s Peacock Rehearsal Studio on Friday, October 19, 2012.
The auction begins at 6:30 p.m. and will remain open through the first intermission.
Bidders will be invited back to the Peacock Room for a
VIP cocktail and dessert reception after the performance, to make their final bids and claim their prizes.
Final bids must be placed by approximately 11:00 p.m.

For event details visit www.miamicityballet.org/Shoefund.php

"Pointe shoes are singularly the most significant tool that dancers rely on to perform at our best.

"They are deceivingly fragile and no two pairs are exactly the same.  Miami City Ballet’s Toe Shoe Fund initiative raises critical funds to ensure that our dancers are equipped with a shoe supply abundant enough to match Kronenbergthe ever increasing demands of our rehearsal and performance schedules.  Since we each wear our pointe shoes out differently, pointe shoes inevitably become a part of a dancer's unique “footprint.”  Every “dead” pair has served a ballerina in its own special way, and has helped to create countless inspiring moments.  There is no better way to make a ballerina smile than to give her a brand new pair of shoes — crafted to her own specifications, helping to keep her feet protected, supported and injury free.  Please help to keep us smiling and on our toes!  Your support of MCB's Toe Shoe Fund is personally appreciated by each and every one of us,”  -- Miami City Ballet principal dancer Jennifer Kronenberg for Project Pointe



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Amazing article Steve! Thank you for sharing this amazing project!

Amazing article Steve! Thank you for sharing this!

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