24th Annual Shut Up & Dance

The event benefits the Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance (MANNA), which provides meals to clients battling life threatening illnesses.

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Dancers from the Pennsylvania Ballet, the Art Institute, BalletX and Brian Sanders Junk performed for a nearly sold out audience Saturday night at Forrest Theater for the 24th annual Shut Up & Dance. The event benefits the Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance (MANNA), which provides meals to clients battling life threatening illnesses. Ian Hussey, Pennsylvania Ballet principal dancer, returned as the producing director for his fifth year. Hussey has participated in Shut Up & Dance since 2004. Before the performance, Steve Korman, CEO of Korman Communities, hosted a VIP cocktail party at the theater. Guests enjoyed food prepared by MANNA and cocktails. At the start of the performance, recently retired WXPN DJ and 20-year host of Shut Up & Dance, Michaela Majoun, introduced this year’s new host Martha Graham Cracker with a ceremony on stage.


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