Hudson Valley Dance Festival Announced
Hudson Valley Dance Festival, the event that's brought stunning pas de deux, striking contemporary pieces, thrilling tap dances and acclaimed world premieres to one extraordinary program, returns on Saturday, October 6, 2018, to Catskill, NY. This day of diverse, enchanting dance is produced by and benefits Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
This year's Hudson Valley Dance Festival (#hvdance)is a charitable evening featuring unique performances from a range of dance styles for shows at 2 pm and at 5 pm. Set amid the stunning foliage on the banks of the Hudson River, the sixth annual edition of the festival will again take place inside the transformed 120-year-old wooden 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 and also are available. A special VIP daytrip package from New York City offers luxury round-trip bus transportation, a tour of the just-restored Thomas Cole National Historic Site with 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 an impressive $606,694. The money raised helps Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDSand 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.
Performers and choreographers will be announced later this summer. Past companies have included Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Brian Brooks Moving Company, Caleb Teicher & Company, The Chase Brock Experience, Cirio Collective, Dorrance Dance, Jennifer Muller/The Works, Jessica Lang Dance, Joshua Beamish/MOVETHECOMPANY, KEIGWIN+COMPANY, Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, MADBOOTS DANCE, Manuel Vignoulle - M/motions, Martha Graham Dance Company, MOMIX, Monica Bill Barnes & Company, New York Theatre Ballet, Paul Taylor Dance Company, Stephen Petronio Company and Tayeh Dance. Hudson Valley Dance Festivalis sponsored by The New York Times and United Airlines.
Dancers Responding to AIDSrelies 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 nationwide. For more information, please visit Dancers Responding to AIDS at dradance.org.