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The Hard Nut Benefit 2016

7:30pm - 4:00am

Mark Morris Dance Center

3 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, New York — United States

Join us as we raise a glass in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Mark Morris' The Hard Nut

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2016

Created and premiered in Brussels in 1991 while MMDG was in residence at Theatre Royal de la Monnaie, this holiday classic is hailed as "a raucous delight". We invite you to celebrate this milestone with us on December 14 with a performance of The Hard Nut at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, followed by a post-show party with Mark Morris and the cast at the Mark Morris Dance Center.

7:30pm

PERFORMANCE

Featuring the Mark Morris Dance Group and MMDG Music Ensemble with The Hard Nut Singers

BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

Peter Jay Sharp Building, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn

9:30pm

AFTER-PARTY WITH THE CAST

James and Martha Duffy Performance Space

Mark Morris Dance Center, 3 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn


Festive Attire

HOST SPONSOR

American Express

BENEFIT COMMITTEE

Suzy Kellems Dominik
Alan and Judith Fishman
Margaret Conklin and David Sabel
Jane and R.L. Stine

CONTRIBUTORS CIRCLE

Frederick and Morley Bland
Sandy Hill
Helen and John Meyer
Ellen and Arnold Offner
Sarabeth Berman and Evan Osnos
Diane Solway and David Resnicow
Jennifer Goodale and Mark Russell

YOUNG PATRONS

Shanleigh Ciena
Hanna Hazel
Nicholas Horner Ma
Sophia Schneider
Katherine Stirling
Lindsay Van Cantfort

Event Sponsor

MMDG GRATEFULLY ACKNOWLEDGES SUPPORT FROM THE FRIENDS OF THE MMDG AND:

American Express, Anonymous, Morley and Frederick Bland, Booth Ferris Foundation, Allan and Rhea Bufferd, Suzy Kellems Dominik, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, Judith R. and Alan H. Fishman, Shelby and Frederick Gans, Isaac Mizrahi & Arnold Germer, the Howard Gilman Foundation, Sandy Hill, Ellsworth Kelly Foundation, Elizabeth Liebman, The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, Suzanne Berman and Timothy J. McClimon, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Meyer Sound/Helen and John Meyer, New England Foundation for the Arts, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Ellen and Arnold Offner, Sarabeth Berman and Evan Osnos, PARC Foundation, Poss Family Foundation, Diane Solway and David Resnicow, Margaret Conklin and David Sabel, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Iris Cohen and Mark Selinger, The SHS Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, Jane Stine and R.L. Stine, and The White Cedar Fund.

Additional support provided by

Arnow Family Fund, The Amphion Foundation, Inc., Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners, LLP, Billy Rose Foundation, Inc., Bossak/Heilbron Charitable Foundation, Credit-Suisse, Joseph and Joan Cullman Foundation for the Arts, Inc., The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, JP Morgan Chase, Kinder Morgan Foundation, Leatherwood Foundation, a special grant from The Henry Luce Foundation, Materials for the Arts, McDermott, Will & Emery, Morgan Stanley, New York Life Insurance Company, Resnicow + Associates, Jerome Robbins Foundation, San Antonio Area Foundation, Schneer Foundation, SingerXenos Wealth Management, Solon E. Summerfield Foundation, Tiffany & Co., and Trust for Mutual Understanding. The Mark Morris Dance Group is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, Council Member Helen Rosenthal, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, the New York City Department for the Aging, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the National Endowment for the Arts.