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Alicats' dance aimed at battling cancer

POSTED: January 10, 2013 12:30 a.m.

Just about everyone knows someone who has been touched by cancer. And even if you don’t know someone, it never hurts to help those affected.

That’s the premise behind the Alicats Dance Studio performance of “Cancer: The Struggle of Loss & Victory,” this Saturday, Jan. 12, at Brenau University, 500 Washington St. NW, in Gainesville.

The performance is both a celebration of those who have battled cancer and a story of one woman’s struggle with her disease.

About 150 dancers will take part in a range of dance genres from ballet to hip-hop to Irish dance.

Music by several famous artists — Etta James, Donna Summers, Beastie Boy Adam Yauch and others — who have overcome or lost their fight with cancer will be highlighted at the beginning of the performance.

The second half will tell through dance about the journey of a woman’s struggle with cancer from diagnosis to treatment and beyond.

There will be two performances of “Cancer: The Struggle of Loss & Victory,” at 1 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12-$15. Proceeds from ticket sales go to the local Relay For Life fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

For tickets or more information about the performance, call 678-989-0333 or visit www.alicatsdancestudio.com.


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