Announcing ‘Street Beats’ Fundraiser

March 29, 2007


Benefit for St. Boniface’s Homeless Shelter GIFTS CORPORATE LEISURE & SPORTS from PersonalizationMall to Include Multimedia Dance and Spoken Word Performances, Dance Lessons, Reception and Beat Street!Tours

SAN FRANCISCO – The St. Boniface Neighborhood Center will make its star turn at “Street Beats,” a very special fundraising event that will celebrate and support the Gubbio Project – St. Boniface’s homeless shelter – in two performances: Saturday, June 16 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, June 17 at 3 p.m., at the St. Boniface Church Theater in San Francisco.

“Street Beats” will showcase a multitude of talents – dance, spoken word, music, art and other disciplines – from the diverse array of Bay Area performance artists. Additionally, “Street Beats” will feature a light-hearted dance lesson, reception and tours of facilities.

About the Artists
“Street Beats” will feature an array of vibrant performances by celebrated artists including:

Valentina: Second-place winner on PBS’ “America’s Ballroom Challenge; 2001 Rising Star Smooth Champion and Couple of the Year, Soloist, St. Petersburg Modern Ballet Company, Featured Dancer in “Dance with Me.”
Youth Speaks: Founded in 1996 in San Francisco, Youth Speaks is the nation’s leading nonprofit presenter of Spoken Word performance, education, and youth development programs.
Alison Hurwitz: choreographer, dancer, teacher; director emeritus of Harmony Project Dance Company, featured instructor in DanceCrazy’s instructional DVDs;
Jesus Ortiz: choreographer, dancer, teacher; Principal Dancer in Azucar Dance Company; co-teacher of same-sex Salsa program at Metronome Ballroom
Alise Halbert: choreographer and Co-Founder of DancEvents, LLC; winner of the 2006 Ultimate Dancesport Competition;
Ted Ross: choreographer and dance instructor; winner of the 2006 Ultimate Dancesport Competition; and
Christiane Crawford: Hip-hop artist, principal Dancer in Culture Shock, director of Rare Form Dance Company, choreographed for SF Hip Hop Festival

Tickets and Information

Admission to the “Street Beats” performance is $25 each, and includes a dance lesson, reception and tours of the facility and St. Boniface Church. VIP tickets, at $100 each, also include a VIP cocktail reception with local dignitaries, performers and supporters of the Gubbio Project.



For tickets and more information about the Gubbio Project, please contact: (415) 861-5848.

To buy tickets online see our latest post above…

About the Gubbio Project

Since April 2004, St. Boniface Neighborhood Center has operated the Gubbio Project, providing a place to sleep as well as outreach and support to homeless people at St. Boniface Church in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district. Serving 200 – 300 people each day, the Gubbio Project is a unique point of entry into the system of care for people who are homeless. Many clients have severe disabilities, are seniors or undocumented immigrants; and are unable to access or navigate the shelter system due to these issues. Gubbio Project staff members are available throughout the day, acting simultaneously as safety monitors and hospitality and outreach workers. After building a relationship of trust with guests who are not engaged in the system of care, the Gubbio Project staff regularly refers people to detoxification and rehabilitation programs, social workers, job training programs, mental health treatment centers and housing opportunities.


3 Responses to “Announcing ‘Street Beats’ Fundraiser”

  1. […] Check out the Street Beats flyer! We’ll post the back once it’s finished. Also, online payment for street beats in working. Find out more about Street Beats. […]

  2. Alexis Says:

    I went to last year’s dance event to benefit Gubbio — it was fantastic and this year’s sounds even better! For the shy and two-left-footed, you don’t HAVE to take/do the dance lesson … but maybe your “Inner Fred” or “Inner Ginger” will take over!

  3. SIR
    I am sorry to come inn not to dance ,but to ask for help .sir my sister death and all her 4kid are now under my caer sir i will be happy if you can help out
    thanks may GOD bless you as you think to help me.

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