Don’t Dis Disabilities Dance Extravaganza
J.O. International Productions, in conjunction with Special Olympics Australia and Paula Duncan Promotions, will present the “Don’t Dis Disabilities Dance Extravaganza” on Sunday, June 14 at 4 p.m. at Luna Park Sydney. This event will raise funds for the Special Olympics Dance Team to travel to Broadway Dance Center in New York City.
Hosted by Entertainment Gossip Guru Craig Bennett from Studio 10 and performing artist and advocate Jessica Orcsik, the “Don’t Dis Disabilities Dance Extravaganza” will present special performances by Tim “Timomatic” Omaji (singer, songwriter, producer and choreographer), Brothers Three (winner of Australia’s Country Music People’s Choice Awards for 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014), Caitlyn Shadbolt (X Factor finalist 2014) and Lily V (who recently toured with Blackstreet and recorded with Grammy award-winning artist Chauncey Black.)
Plus, the Dream Dance Company (run by Marko Panic and Stephen Tannos) will perform in addition to Australia’s Got Talent sensations Ev & Bow and Phyl Crew. Australian dance companies Austinmer Dance Theatre, Dance Dr and Afrodisiaq are also on the roster beside the 2014 Showcase National Dancer of the Year and the nation’s top dance studios from all across Australia.
The “Don’t Dis Disabilities Dance Extravaganza” came about after the Special Olympics Dance Team was given the opportunity to come to Broadway Dance Center in NYC two years ago, but couldn’t afford to make the trip. Since then J.O. International Productions and Broadway Dance Center have set out to support these dancers on their journey to the USA, where they want to perform a work called Imagine.
To book tickets to this extravaganza, visit www.bigtopsydney.com or call 1300 Big Top. The Special Olympics dance program provides thousands of young men, women and children with all forms of disabilities (including Aspergers, autism, physical and intellectual disabilities, and mental illness) a way of expressing themselves and telling their stories.