The Dance for Peace fundraiser performance event was started in 2013 and features The International Peace Belt (TIPB), which has been worn by performers from around the world. The two requirements for wearing the belt are to help spread world peace and agreeing to be part of the full-length documentary being made on its world travel. To date, it has been to over 30 countries, and TIPB has been worn by over 2,850 performers. TIPB is a living link between all cultures and all people of the world. Dance and music are our universal languages. Together, through dance and music, the Dance for Peace celebrates our beautiful diversity as well as our commonalities.
This year's Dance for Peace performance will benefit our NATIVE EYES project launching in 2018. After developing and running free eye clinics in Tanzania, Africa and Middletown, CT. we are taking our experience and expertise to bring eye care to under-served Native American reservations across the U.S. The Artists for World Peace team, doctors, surgeons, and opticians will be deploying the first Native Eyes mobile clinic to the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota. With valued supporters such as University of Connecticut, Middlesex Community College, Lions Club of Haddam, CT, and Lions Club of Massachusetts, among many others.
Summer Soirée tickets include a 3-course dinner catered by Chef Billy Grant of Grants Restaurants, wine, signature cocktails (Tequila Mockingbird), dessert, artisanal swag bags and dance performance ticket.