Hudson Valley Dance Festival Unveils Performers for 2014 Edition
Hudson Valley Dance Festival, a stunning display of world-class dance, will return to the Historic Catskill Point 1 Main Street in Catskill, NY, for its second edition on Saturday, October 11, 2014. Hudson Valley Dance Festival will feature one performance only, beginning at 5 pm at the Historic Catskill Point. The event is produced by and benefits Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. After a sold-out inaugural performance last year that raised an impressive $76,950 for those most vulnerable among us, Dancers Responding to AIDS will once again transform Catskill Point's 115-year-old wooden warehouse into a modern-day dance venue, complete with raised seating for 350. This year's Hudson Valley Dance Festival (#hvdance) program will include:
- Gallim Dance, showcasing its fearless physicality and pure imagination in Pupil Suite, choreographed by Artistic Director and 2014 Guggenheim Fellow Andrea Miller
- KEIGWIN + COMPANY, presenting one of founder Larry Keigwin's signature dances, Mattress Suite, which delights and explores various romantic entanglements
- Pontus Lidberg Dance, performing the inspiring Faune using fluid movement to match Claude Debussy's sensuous score in a quest for identity and acceptance
Additional performers will be announced late this summer. Ticket prices range from $40-$250. Sponsor opportunities also are available. Sponsor benefits include a pre-performance cocktail reception, recognition on printed and online materials along with an intimate VIP reception at the art-filled Catskill home of Mark Beard and James Manfredi, a former 19th century church. Tickets are available online now at dradance.org or by calling 212.840.0770, ext. 229. The money raised at Hudson Valley Dance Festival will help Broadway Cares provide grants, with the fundraising support of DRA, to more than 450 AIDS and family service organizations nationwide, helping to ensure that those in need have access to lifesaving medications, counseling, healthy meals and emergency financial assistance.
Hudson Valley Dance Festival is sponsored by The New York Times, United Airlines, City National Bank and Catskill Mountain Foundation.
For more information, please visit Dancers Responding to AIDS at dradance.org.