You might recall a couple weeks ago when I featured an Interview with three young adults from the Coachella Valley who were gearing up to produce their second annual hair/make-up/fashion show benefiting the American Cancer Foundation, Below the Big Top, A Night of Bazaar Events.  Here is the link to the Interview if have happened to forgot: http://www.thecoachellavalleyartscene.com/2011/10/05/when-forces-collide/

What I found so admirable about the trio is the way they reached out to their fellow peers in the art and beauty industry to come together to conquer a goal as a whole.  They composed a large team full of volunteer make-up artists, hair designers, and costume designers to join them on their mission, in addition to pulling performance artists and dancers from the local schools to participate.  They not only educated all of their peers on the American Cancer Society, but also brought out the best in everyone by allowing each artist to express themselves on the big stage, below the big top.

The night was a true success as they raised over $4,000 for the American Cancer Foundation in ticket sales.  This amount is more than double of what they raised from their first show (last year).  Being that this was only their second time producing an event like this, we are super excited to see what’s next…. third time is the charm.

Below is an Event Recap written by When Forces Collide member, Jackie.  Photos provided by Jacey Autumn Photography and Adrian Chavez.

So, without further ado…….

Event Recap: Below the Big Top, A Night of Bazaar Events

all words by Jackie of When Forces Collide

 

Photos by Jacey Autumn Photography and Adrian Chavez

Around 2:30pm, models came trickling in as the hair and makeup crew started work on creating the circus-themed looks.
Everyone was fast at work while the curtain and front desk tables, along with vendor booths were being propped up.
At 5:30, a swarm of dancers arrived to have their hair and makeup done up as well.
At 7:00pm the doors opened and everyone enjoyed the music while having cocktails and shopping around the vendor booths.
By 7:30 the show was sold out, with standing-room only available.
At 8pm the gates were shut and the introduction to the show was under way. Jennifer Heggie of the Relay for Life introduced the show as well as Ermine Teran, both giving a heart warming speech. The show featured different inspirations of Circus featuring dancers incorporated in the runway. There were Geisha dancers followed by models walking to wind-it up by Gwen Stefani  , A Soft Circus parading to Florence and The Machine, Clowns stepping out to The Temptations, a break-dance  mixed number, Gypsies swirling out to Cher and Lady Gaga, and at the close of the show, The Cancer Survivors walked and received an ovation to Ain’t no Mountain high enough.
At the close of the show, The Cancer Survivors received a champagne toast to which everyone participated in. For the rest of the evening everyone had fun taking silly pictures at  the photo-booth as well as  participating in all the raffle give-aways.

This year’s show thrown by When Forces Collide raised double the amount of last year for The American Cancer Society, totaling over $4,000.

When Forces Collide is currently in the think-tank working on a photo-shoot where you can expect a lot of paint to be involved, as well as another home-run derby in the works. Look forward to next  year’s runway show which is starting pre-production soon. The 3rd annual When Forces Collide runway show might even bend the laws of physics to bring everyone a stellar show.

All words by Jackie of When Forces Collide.

Photos brought to you by Jacey Autumn Photography and Adrian Chavez

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To get more information on When Forces Collide, please visit:

http://www.whenforcescollide.info/

and/or

http://www.facebook.com/WhenForcesCollide

To learn more about the American Cancer Society, please visit:

www.cancer.org 

 



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