Monday, November 06, 2006

Anjelica Huston to Chair Art for the Arts Benefit for the Los Angeles Ballet

The Los Angeles Ballet celebrates its much-anticipated arrival on the Southern California cultural landscape with a fundraiser on Thursday, November 9th at Bergamot Station. The evening will be hosted by Anjelica Huston and will feature a celebrity art auction including the works of Steve Martin, Orlando Bloom, Tony Bennett, Joni Mitchell, Jeff Bridges, Julie Andrews, Tommy Chong, Leonard Cohen, David Cowles, Tony Curtis, Gil Garcetti, Joel Grey, Buck Henry, Dennis Hopper, Martin Mull, Jane Seymour, Richard Schiff, the evening's host Angelica Huston plus some surprise works. The benefit will also spotlight the Company's talented new ballet dancers as they make a special introductory appearance.

The evening will be accented with fine food donated by local restaurants including JiRaffe, Melisse, Angelini Osteria, Rockenwagner Bakery, L.A. Farm, Amici Brentwood, Buddha's Belly, Lemon Moon, Nook, Rustic Canyon Wine Bar and Seasonal Kitchen, Three Square Bakery and Cafe, Whole Foods Market, The City Bakery and La Terza. The evening's spirits and water sponsors include Korbel California Champagne, Little Black Dress, Campari, Five Rivers, Badoit Sparkling Natural Spring Water and Volvic Natural Flavored Spring Water.

Los Angeles Ballet makes its debut as the city's own professional ballet company focused on capturing the creative aesthetic unique to Southern California. With a professional ballet presence in Los Angeles, balletomanes will no longer have to rely on visiting companies to experience world class dance; they will now have a home-based outlet for their passion. Additionally, a new generation of dance enthusiasts can regularly enjoy the company's dynamic dance productions.

Tickets for the evening are $125 per person and tickets can be purchased at or 310-284-3541. Ticket purchase includes a one year charter membership to Los Angeles Ballet

Bergamot Station is located at 2525 Michigan Ave. in Santa Monica.

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