Virtual Fire Island Dance Festival

The charitable event of the Fire Island summer goes digital when the Virtual Fire Island Dance Festival streams an evening of celebrated dance at 7 pm Eastern on Friday, July 17. The first-ever stream in the event’s 26-year history will feature world premieres of three new pieces and three beloved festival favorites. The stream is […]

2020 Fire Island Dance Festival Canceled Due to Pandemic

The 2020 edition of Fire Island Dance Festival, the charitable event of the Fire Island summer, is canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “As heartbreaking as this decision is, it has become clear that bringing together dancers and supporters is not something we can safely do,” said Denise Roberts Hurlin, founding director of Dancers Responding […]

Despite Stormy Weather, 24th Annual Fire Island Dance Festival Shines

  Once-in-a-lifetime pairings of ballet and contemporary luminaries, three unmissable world premieres, an excerpt of a seminal piece that changed the history of modern dance and unpredictable weather conditions marked the sold-out Fire Island Dance Festival on July 20-22, 2018. The charitable event of the Fire Island summer, which takes place in the Pines, included […]

Fire Island Dance Festival Features 10 Remarkable Companies

A bright summer sun shimmered across the Great South Bay as renowned dance companies, acclaimed choreographers and three standing-room-only audiences came together at this year’s Fire Island Dance Festival on July 14-16, 2017. The 23rd edition of the fundraising and cultural event of the Fire Island summer raised a record $585,045. The sold-out festival, in Fire Island […]

Fire Island Dance Festival Features Five Premieres, Shatters Fundraising Record

On a picturesque waterfront stage overlooking the Great South Bay, this year’s Fire Island Dance Festival welcomed ballet, modern and contemporary dance powerhouses on July 15-17, 2016. The 22nd annual edition of the summer’s most talked-about cultural and charitable event in Fire Island Pines raised a record-breaking $560,133. The festival included the world premieres of […]

21st Annual Fire Island Dance Festival Breaks Fundraising Record with $544,555

Fire Island Dance Festival returned for its 21st edition July 17-19, 2015, with some of the most talked-about world-class dance companies, raising a record-breaking $544,555. The festival, performed outdoors on the picture-perfect shores of the Great South Bay in Fire Island Pines, included the world premieres of five works. Since the festival began in 1995, […]

20th Anniversary Fire Island Dance Festival Raises Staggering $533,860

  Fire Island Dance Festival celebrated its 20th anniversary edition July 18-20, 2014, with artistry, gravity-defying movement, romance and remembrance, raising a record-shattering $533,860 for Dancers Responding to AIDS. The festival, performed outdoors on the shores of the Great South Bay in Fire Island Pines, included the world premieres of works choreographed by Joshua Bergasse, […]