Dancers Responding to AIDS Leaps into Fall with Inaugural HUDSON VALLEY DANCE FESTIVAL Today

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The inaugural edition of Hudson Valley Dance Festival, a unique evening of world-class dance performances, will arrive today, October 12, 2013, at the Historic Catskill Point, a 19th century warehouse on the banks of the Hudson River. The event is produced by and benefits Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Inspired by two decades of success with Fire Island Dance Festival and New York City's Dance from the Heart, Dancers Responding to AIDS will bring highly acclaimed dance companies and choreographers to the heart of New York's Hudson Valley.

"With the visual arts so strongly rooted in the region, the Historic Catskill Point provides a perfect home for DRA to add spectacular dance to the rich culture of the area, while simultaneously making a difference for those affected by HIV/AIDS," said Denise Roberts Hurlin, founding director of Dancers Responding to AIDS.

The festival's first program will include performances by Evidence, A Dance Company and Stephen Petronio Company and feature choreography by Marcelo Gomes. Additional performers will be announced later this summer.

The money raised by Hudson Valley Dance Festival will help fund more than 450 AIDS and family service organizations nationwide, including the AIDS Council of Northeastern New York. The council serves the Hudson Valley community by providing direct support services to more than 750 people living with HIV/AIDS, outreach to at-risk individuals and effective prevention education. The AIDS Council of Northeastern New York has been supported by grants from Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS since 1999.

Hudson Valley Dance Festival will feature one performance only, beginning at 5 pm at The Historic Catskill Point located at 1 Main Street in Catskill, NY.

Ticket prices range from $40-$250. Sponsorship opportunities also are available. Benefits include a pre-performance cocktail reception at Catskill Point and an intimate VIP reception at the impressive Catskill home of Mark Beard and James Manfredi, along with recognition on printed and online materials.

Tickets are available online now at dradance.org or by calling 212.840.0770, ext. 229.

For more information about Dancers Responding to AIDS, visit dradance.org, follow us at twitter.com/dradance, like us at facebook.com/dradance and watch us on YouTube at youtube.com/dradance.




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