HUDSON VALLEY DANCE FESTIVAL Returns This Fall
Unique dance from a range of styles returns to the heart of the Hudson Valley when contemporary, modern and ballet performances join the lineup of this year's Hudson Valley Dance Festival on Saturday, October 6, 2018. This day of enchanting dance in Catskill, NY, is produced by and benefits Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
The lineup for the festival's sixth edition includes performances by contemporary companies Bryn Cohn + Artists and Doug Varone and Dancers, and modern dance legend Paul Taylor Dance Company, as well as choreography by Marcus McGregor, Ray Mercer and Troy Schumacher. Additional performers will be announced after Labor Day. Performances are subject to change.
Hudson Valley Dance Festival(#hvdance) features shows at 2 pm and at 5 pm. Set amid the stunning fall foliage in a waterfront park overlooking the Hudson River, the festival will again take place inside the restored 19th century warehouse at Historic Catskill Point.
Tickets start at $40 and are on sale now at dradance.org or by calling 212.840.0770, ext. 229. Sponsorship opportunities start at $275. VIP tickets include a cocktail reception at Historic Catskill Point and a locally sourced dinner with the dancers.
A special daytrip package from New York Cityoffers luxury round-trip bus transportation, a tour of the recently restored Thomas Cole National Historic Site, a champagne luncheon, a ticket to the 2 pm performance and a complimentary cocktail reception after the show. In the 1800s, Cole was the founder of the famed Hudson River School of painting, the nation's first art movement.
In its first five years, Hudson Valley Dance Festivalhas raised $606,694. The money raised helps Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Dancers Responding to AIDSprovide grants to AIDS and family service organizations nationwide, including 12 based in the Hudson Valley: Albany Damien Center and Alliance for Positive Health in Albany, Animalkind, Columbia-Greene Community Foundation and Hudson Valley SPCA in Hudson, Matthew 25 Food Pantry and Community Hospice in Catskill, Hudson Valley Community Services in Hawthorne, Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center in Kingston, Roe Jan Food Pantry in Hillsdale, TOUCH (Together Our Unity Can Heal) in Congers and Troy Area United Ministries in Troy.
Hudson Valley Dance Festival is sponsored by The New York Times and United Airlines.
Dancers Responding to AIDS relies on the extraordinary compassion and efforts of the performing arts community to fund a safety net of social services for those in need. As a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, DRA supports the essential programs of The Actors Fund, including the HIV/AIDS Initiative and The Dancers' Resource, as well as more than 450 AIDS and family service organizations in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, DC.
For more information, please visit Dancers Responding to AIDS atdradance.org,