1920s costume party to benefit Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre
Who: The Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre
What: “Zelda and Scott Loved Dance,” a 1920s flapper costume party and fundraiser to celebrate modern dance, Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald and to support ACDT’s future work.
Where: Homewood 19 Zillicoa Street (at the end of Montford Avenue)
When: Friday, February 13th 8:00-11:00pm
Tickets: $25.00 in advance/$30.00 at the door – 1 free drink ticket if you come in costume
Contact: acdt.org, 828-254-2621
Friday the 13th is rapidly approaching, and it’s time for you to adorn your feathers, turn up the jazz, grab a glass of bubbles and party like it’s the 1920s! Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre is throwing a flapper-themed party, the whole town is invited, and it’s destined to be the cat’s meow.
The speakeasy for this event is Homewood Estate in Montford, formerly known as Highland Hospital, the location where 1920s legend Zelda Fitzgerald spent the last years of her life. The Warren Gaughan Trio is sure to be the bee’s knees with their live big band music, heavy hors d’oeuvres will be provided and, of course, and, in true tradition of prohibition rebellion, there will be a champagne bar (also beer, wine, water and soft drinks).
ACDT is Asheville’s first professional modern dance company, and this party is their major fundraiser of the year. All funds raised during this event will go to support the dance company’s international touring work – a truly unique aspect of ACDT that no other Asheville based dance company is doing. For the past 25 years, ACDT has been bringing Asheville dance to countries like France, Mexico, Cuba, Canada and Columbia, and, in exchange, has been bringing dance artists from all over the world to Asheville to perform and work with other Asheville artists.
Some amazing items have been donated for a silent auction, including original artwork, massages and other types of bodywork, chocolate, and so much more. Local piano virtuoso Chris Zhang will play, ACDT will perform several short pieces throughout the evening, and everyone is encouraged to come in costume and dance the night away in true 1920s style; and if you do come in costume, you will get a drink on the house. So let’s dress up, pass the champagne, and in true Fitzgerald style, support the arts in Asheville!