Harry Shum Jr., celebrity dancer and actor most well-known for his work on Glee, Step Up 2: The Streets, and Step Up 3D has generously chosen to auction off his costume from his BuzzFeed video “If You Are In a Shell” and has selected Creativity Heals as the recipient of the proceeds.
The amazing Harry Shum, Jr. choreographed this piece to the voice over. Special Thanks: Ella Mielniczenko* (major thanks) … The proceeds of this auction will go towards funding creative outlets for at-risk youth.
Choreographed by Harry, narrated by Buzzfeed’s Ze Frank and exploding with color and emotion, the powerful video encourages people to overcome their shyness, first by accepting that there’s nothing wrong — and actually something refreshingly beautiful — about being awkward.
“…There are many, many other people like you… it might even be necessary right now. It might keep you safe for a time. But after the danger is gone and after it’s exhausted its use, you’ll find a way out.” says Frank.
We are extremely grateful for this kind gesture as we feel that the message of “If You Are In a Shell” is very relevant to our cause and what Creativity Heals stands for. The paint splattered floor boards from the video shoot are being used for the framing of the case that displays the costume worn by Harry.
Creativity Heals is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing creative outlets for youth who have experienced complex developmental trauma and abuse. Their mission is to promote empowerment, self-discovery, and self-worth through creativity and self-expression Proceeds from this auction will go towards art supplies, materials, mentors, and space lease for Creativity Heals to provide their services (i.e. art, music, dance & movement workshops) to the community.
The costume is on display at LAB ART Gallery 217 S. La Brea Ave. LA, CA 90036
Please visit http://www.ebay.com/itm/171343825029 to view the auction listing on Ebay.