The work ahead for Hollinger will not only be physically and mentally taxing, however. It’s also expensive, and to ease that load, seventeen regional companies will join together for an Amy Hollinger Celebration and Dance Benefit tonight at the Pinnacle Performing Arts Complex.
Hollinger’s buddy and Kirov roomie Amy Fogarty acknowledges that the work is just beginning for her friend, but she’s hopeful. “Amy is such a ballerina; she lived and breathed being a dancer,” she says. “It’s been really hard to see her in a hospital bed these last months, but she’s as strong anyone I know. If anyone can, Amy can pull through this.” And it won’t hurt that the diverse local dance community — composed of companies who normally might not mingle — is coalescing in solidarity to help. “Shortly after the accident happened, I sent out a Facebook message to all our dance friends in the community,” Fogarty recalls. “And within four hours, there was nonstop messaging — hundreds of messages giving support. I know it will mean a lot to Amy to know that all these companies are dancing together. It’s going to be a really great night.”
The dance fundraiser begins at 7 p.m. at Pinnacle, 1001 West 84th Avenue in Westminster, and ends with a special duet for Amy performed by Fogarty and another close friend; admission is a suggested donation of $20. For information, visit the Amy Hollinger Dance Benefit page on Facebook.
Sat., Jan. 19, 7 p.m., 2013