Troupe showcase fashion shoes, support cancer care

Otago Dance Association’s Performance Troupe was busy rehearsing last night in preparation for Dunedin Fashion for a Cure today.

The event, hosted by Breast Cancer Cure, will be held at Emerson’s and ticket sales will raise funds for breast cancer research.

The dancers, who are not new to the fashion world, having previously performed at iD fashion week, will model Kathryn Wilson shoes during their performance and wear leotards designed especially for the show.

Choreographer Willow deJonge said it was "all about the shoes" and the choreography was designed to show them off.

Otago Dance Association Performance Troupe members prepare for a fashion and dance show that will...
Otago Dance Association Performance Troupe members prepare for a fashion and dance show that will raise money for breast cancer research. The dancers are (from left) Libby Davidson, Dee Coulter, Rebecca Dreyer, Willow deJonge, Rebecca Cumming, Renee Murphy and Kristi Fitness. PHOTO: GREGOR RICHARDSON

The dancers would also model on the catwalk before their performance.

Breast Cancer Cure chief executive Phillipa Green said involving the dance crew was a new and fun way to look at the designs.

The fashion show will also showcase New Zealand designers, including Trelise Cooper, COOP, Zambesi, and, Nom*D.

Breast Cancer Cure funded researcher Professor Parry Guilford, from the University of Otago, will share information on the latest developments in breast cancer research with guests.

The doors will open at 6.30pm and fashion lovers can enjoy canapes and drinks.

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