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Get In Front: Fighting Cancer from First Position

San Francisco Ballet principal Maria Kochetkova

On June 6 at 7:00 pm, a bevy of highly regarded principal dancers from the San Francisco Ballet, ODC Dance Company, Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet, AXIS Dance Company, Smuin Ballet, Zhukov Dance Theater, Robert Moses’ Kin,  and more, will perform in the first-ever Get in Front fundraiser at San Francisco’s Herbst Theater.

Get in Front is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping to “prevent cancer before it begins,” rather than waiting for a cure, according to the Get in Front mission statement. Accordingly, GIF supports the research work of the Cancer Prevention Institute of California.

The fundraiser is the brainchild of San Francisco Ballet soloists Garen Scribner and James Sofranko. The ambitious program includes the stunning choreographic work of Christopher Wheeldon, George Balanchine, and Margaret Jenkins, among other notables.

An after-party with live entertainment and a silent auction — free to those who donate $125 or more per seat — is set for 9:00 pm, directly following the performance, in the theatre’s Green Room.

This benefit may be the start of a dance performance tradition in the Bay Area. Tickets are available from City Box Office only. For more information about Get in Front, visit the organization website, Facebook and Twitter pages.