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An artful gift of ‘Love’ to support those subjected to domestic violence


Most Atlanta Ballet regulars know Alessa Rogers as a dynamic difference maker onstage. Now the dancer is quietly becoming one off stage, as well.

She’s the organizer behind “Project Love ATL,” a first-time collaborative performance tapping top Atlanta music, theater, dance and visual artists for a show Oct. 27 at Park Tavern that will benefit Atlanta’s Partnership Against Domestic Violence.

“I believe that as artists we have a unique position to effect positive change in our communities, and it seems this is a sentiment shared by many Atlanta artists based on the overwhelmingly positive response I’ve received from them,” Rogers told the AJC. “All the artists I spoke to — I knew about half personally and the other half I reached out to based on their reputation or having seen them in shows — have been incredibly generous and eager to do whatever they can to make this a success. It’s been very inspiring.”

Performers will include actress Randi Garza and actor Chris Kayser; Serenbe Playhouse; Atlanta Ballet dancers Heath Gill, Devon Joslin and Benjamin Stone; Atlanta Opera’s Rolando Salazar; cellist Charae Krueger; poet Jon Goode; artist Cassidy Russell and more.

Silent auction at 6:45 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. Drinks and food will be available for purchase before the show. $25 advance via www.projectloveatl.com ; $30 door. 500 10th St. N.E., Atlanta.


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