Can you imagine not being able to understand others’ words and not being able to express yourself with words either? One in 250 people suffer from Aphasia today, but just because they cannot speak, does not mean that they aren’t going to be heard.
On November 8, 2012, the National Aphasia Association, in collaboration with the Manhattan Movement & Arts Center will host a magical evening of song, film and dance that will not only awe audience members, but will also raise awareness for Aphasia.
The night will include an insightful dance choreographed by Alana Marie Urda, an avid researcher on Aphasia, from the Amalgamate Dance Company. The dance will give audience members a look into the struggles members of the aphasic community deal with and will highlight the strength they have in overcoming their obstacles in expressing themselves.
Eric Whitehead of Whitefield Productions will also be contributing to the cause by premiering his inspiring documentary on the birth of the Amalgamate Dance Company’s Charity Project with the NAA and how it will benefit dancers, choreographers and people living with aphasia.
In addition, Susan Jutt, a speech-language pathologist who specializes in neurological rehabilitation, will also be gracing the audience with a performance. Along with her husband and international musician David Jutt, she will present her original song “If I Had The Words To Give You” in honor of all aphasic people around the world.
The night will also include a silent auction and a dessert reception, as well as a question and answer session with guests from the Aphasic Community who will attempt to give audience members even more insight into their lives and further raise awareness of in aphasia.
WHEN: Thursday November 8, 2012 from 7-9 p.m.
Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
248 West 60th Street
New York, NY, 10023
$50: General Admission
$125: Patron (Preferred Seating with Dessert Reception)
$250: Sponsor (Preferred Seating with Dessert Reception)
Purchase your tickets here.