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Arlene Phillips announces dance fundraiser to support Grenfell Tower victims

Gala for Grenfell will feature Matthew Bourne's New Adventures and the Royal Ballet's Edward Watson

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Daniel Collins (Dr-Jekyll) and Rachel Muldoon (Dahlia) in Jekyll and Hyde
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Arlene Phillips, Graham Watts and Guy Chapman have organised a one-off dance show, bringing together some of the world's top performers, to raise funds for the Grenfell Fire victims.

At the Adelphi Theatre for one night only on 30 July, Gala For Grenfell will feature performances from leading dancers and dance companies, including Matthew Bourne's New Adventures, The Royal Ballet featuring Edward Watson, The Mariinsky Ballet featuring Xander Parish, Ballet Black and ZooNation.

The dancers will include Akram Khan, Adam Garcia, Tommy Franzen and Xena Gusthart, Rina Kanehara and Aitor Arrieta, Danny Collins and Rachel Muldoon, Dance Dance Dance champions Jonny Labey and Chrissie Brooke and various performers from Strictly Come Dancing.

Arlene Phillips said: "I began to wonder if there was a way that I could help... dance is my world, my life, so how could I galvanise and bring the dance community together to raise funds for those who need it most, now and into the future?"

All proceeds will go The Kensington & Chelsea Foundation to provide emergency relief funding for those by the Grenfell Tower fire.

Gala for Grenfell is at the Adelphi Theatre on 30 July.

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