CARE

/ker/


Noun

1.
the provision of what is necessary for the health, welfare, maintenance, and protection of someone or something.
"the care of the elderly"

2.
serious attention or consideration applied to doing something correctly or to avoid damage or risk.
"he planned his departure with great care"

verb

1.
feel concern or interest; attach importance to something.
"they don't care about human life"

2.
look after and provide for the needs of.
"he has numerous animals to care for"

Definitions from Oxford Languages

After years of researching ways dance can impact conversation in the world of socio-politics and advocacy, in 1993, I co-founded Shut Up & Dance, an annual AIDS benefit for MANNA (Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance) presented by the Dancers of Pennsylvania Ballet. This program was created to help feed homebound HIV/AIDS patients. The event has grown over the past 28 years, raising millions of dollars, allowing MANNA to expand its mission. MANNA now helps to feed anyone with a life-threatening illness, as well as their families.

 




SHUT UP & DANCE 

Presented by Dancers of Pennsylvania Ballet

1993 - 2020


James Ady, Amy Aldridge, Andrew Allagree, Valerie Amiss, Aaron Anker, Rebecca Azenberg,
Aleksey Babayev, Sterling Baca, Dominic Ballard, Thomas Baltrushunas, Dede Barfield,
Edward Barnes, Cato Berry, Alexei Borovik, Laura Bowman, Michel Antoine Braun, Natia Bunturi,
Kelly Cabrera, Ana Calderon, Jaqueline Callahan, Katherine Capristo, Leslie Carothers,
Andrew Carroll, Martha Chamberlain, Alexei Charov, Natalia Charova, Donna Cherry,
Edward Cieslak, Lara Clemens, Philip Colucci, Daniel Cooper, Carmen Corella,
Marria Cosentino-Chapin, Christine Cox, Heidi Cruz-Austin, Caralin Curcio, Andrew Daly,
Emily Davis, Therese Davis, Joaquin de Luz, Adrianna de Svastich, Brian Debes,
Alison DeChristoforo, William DeGregory, Yosbel Delgado, Julie Diana, Etienne Diaz, Lillian DiPiazza, Megan Dickinson, Sydney Dolan, Russell Ducker, Katherine Duffy, Charity Eagens, Sarah Edery, Jeanne Elser, Lucia Erickson, Austin Eyler, Lauren Fadeley, Marjorie Feiring, Randolph Fernandez, Molly Flippen, Ashley Flood, Jason Frautschi, Holly Fusco, Jennifer Gall, Tyler Galster, Jodie Gates, Victoria Gates, Jessica Gattinella, Phoebe Gavula, Chelsea Gilday, Jamar Goodman,
Albert Gordon, Jeffrey Gribler, Tamara Hadley, Dalia Hay, Sarah Hay, Emily Hayden,
Michelle Haydu, Alexandra Heier, Jake Helgenberg, Courtney Hellebuyck, Kelsey Hellebuyck, Zachary Hench, Leah Hirsch, Elinor Hitt, Michael Holden, Amy Holihan, Siobhan Howley,
Alexandra Hughes, Ian Hussey, James Ihde, Yuka Iseda, Alexander Iziliaev, Rachel Jambois,
Jermel Johnson, Portia Jones, Roy Kaiser, Misa Kasamatsu, Tara Keating, Evelyn Kocak,
David Krensing, Sarah Grace Lee, Zecheng Liang, Elysia Lichtine, Suzette Logue, Nayara Lopes, Riolama Lorenzo, Jonas Lundqvist, Jeffrey Lyons, Rachel Maher, Kathryn Manger, Neil Marshall, Oksana Maslova, Elizabeth Mateer, Elaine Matthews, Cassidy McAndrew, Keith Mearns,
Abigail Mentzer, Amanda Miller, Harrison Monaco, Brooke Moore, Kelly Moriarty,
Alessandra Mullin, Corinne Neenan, Matthew Neenan, Jessica Nichol, Alejandro Ocasio,
Arantxa Ochoa, Kara Oculato, Erin O’Dea, Santiago Paniagua, Nikkia Parish, Jong Suk Park, Michael Patterson, Juan Carlos Peñuela, Alexander Peters, Allison Pierce, Ekaterina Pokrovskaya, Alyson Pray, Lindsay Purrington, Meredith Rainey, Alex Ratcliffe-Lee, Meredith Reffner,
Catherine Rinko-Gay, Adam Rogers, Christopher Roman, Hawley Rowe, Ashton Roxander,
Sarah-Gabrielle Ryan, Ryoko Sadoshima, Carli Samuelson, Sophie Savas-Carstens,
Jennifer Savelli, Tyler Savoie, Tanner Schwartz, Michael Sheridan, Halle Sherman,
Julia-Rose Sherril, Jimmy Shughart, Nicholas Sipes, Jennifer Smith, Jack Sprance,
Jonathan Stiles, Nick Stuccio, Kaia Tack, Margaret Tappan, Ryan Brooke Taylor, Dayesi Torriente, Eric Trope, Barette Vance, Durante Verzola, Francis Veyette, André Vytoptov, Elizabeth Wallace, Craig Wasserman, Emily Waters, Peter Weil, Jennifer Welch, Anne White, Emily Wilson,
Jenny Winton, Amir Yogev, Gabriella Yudenich



Guest Artists

Jamal Abrams, Justin Allen, David Austin, Cameron Birts, Marcus Branch, Kessie Brawner,
David Brick, Lauren Brown, Jared Brunson, Katie Budris, Nicole Burgio, Rick Callender,
Evalina Carbonell, David Castro, Deangelo Cheatom, Dinita Clark, Kyle Clark,
Braham Logan Crane, Felicia Cruz, Colby Damon, Jakirah Davis, Enza DePalma, Candice DeTore,
Emily DiMaggio, Kristin Drauker, Celine Edmonson, Kathryn Ehnes, Matthew Emig,
Theodore Fatscher, Chloe Felesina, Harry Paris Field, Nicolo Fonte, Marques Furr, Kaila Garretson, Francisco Gella, Kyla Gibson, Jazmin Gilbert, Joy Giuffre, Shelby Paige Glidden, Stanley Glover,
Jason Gonzalez, Jhelan Gordon-Salaam, Imani Griffith, Ben Grinberg, Travis Guerin, Helen Hale, Rachael Hart, Julia Higdon, Amanda Hill, Juanita Holiday, Symone Holliday, Naomi Hutchinson,
Regan Jackson, John Jarboe, Lauren Johns, Jocinda Johnson, A’Jon Jones, Taylor Jones,
Tunai Jones, Zachary Kapeluck, Adam Kerbel, A’aliyah Khan, Blake Krapels, Yazzmeen Laidler, Catie Leasca, Kris Lee, Mo Liu, Johanna Lockwood, WeiWei Ma, Michaela Majoun, Deedee Mann, Breyanna Maples, Kareem Marsh, Becky Mastin, Richard Matthews, Danielle McColeman,
Tiffany McGuinn, Nikolai McKenzie, Tia Mellerson, James Mertz, Gunnar Montana, Telmo Moreira, Richard Move, Haleigh Nelson, Courtney Nitting, Tayah Owens, Chelsea Palombaro, Louis Pearson, Keila Perez-Vega, Kali Petrizzo, Roderick Phifer, Tim Podesta, Chelsea Prunty, Caili Quan,
Jocelyn Rajkumar, Sheeron Randall, Donovan Reed, Tony Rhodes, William Robinson,
Roukijah Rooks, Brian Sanders, Jesse Sani, Dasia Satchel, Avichai Scher, Thomas Schimmel,
Nick Schwasman, Amy Seiwert, Conner Senning, Pedro Silva, Andrew Simonet, Denise Small,
Amy Smith, Idn Snell, Dara Meredith Stevens, Patricia Rose Suarez, Sophie Sucre,
Danielle Swatze, Taylor Terry, Matt Thomas, Lindsay Tillman, Harlee Trautman, Kelly Trevlyn, Nicole Turnay, Dito Van Reigersberg, Richard Villaverde, Jessica Warchal-King,
Keenan Washington, Jaimond Watson, Jah’meek David Williams, Mian White, Thomas White,
Miles Yeung-Tieu, Andrea Yorita, Asya Zlatina