Preview of: Hudson Valley Dance Festival

This year’s festival features:

  • Dorrance Dance, returning to the festival to share a unique trio number that will include the tap dance company’s founder and artistic director, Michelle Dorrance, and a live vocalist.
  • Ladies of Hip-Hop featuring Khadijah Siferllah-Griffin, making their festival debut in an excerpt of a choreopoem series exploring Black women being heard, uncontested, unfiltered and uncensored.
  • Choreographer Abdul Latif, sharing a pas de deux featuring The Metropolitan Opera’s Holly Curran.
  • Broadway Bares associate director and choreographer Jonathan Lee, making his Hudson Valley Dance Festival debut with the world premiere of a contemporary/hip-hop ensemble number.
  • Limón Dance Company, bringing technical mastery and nuanced modern dance movement in its Hudson Valley Dance Festival The company will honor its 75th anniversary with founder José Limón’s “Chaconne,” a solo set to Bach’s “Partita No. 2 in D minor,” complete with a live violinist.
  • Choreographer Skyla Schreter, Hudson Valley resident and former corps de ballet member with the San Francisco Ballet, presenting the world premiere of a contemporary piece.
  • Stephen Petronio Company, a cornerstone of the Hudson Valley dance community guided by the vision and legacy of choreographer Stephen Petronio, making its festival return with an excerpt from Petronio’s postmodern piece Bloom, featuring the music of Rufus Wainwright.
  • Adam W. Weinert, another Hudson Valley local and a Jacob’s Pillow mainstay, sharing an excerpt of his forthcoming contemporary modern work Anthem.