First Virtual Festival Features World Premieres and Festival Favorites

The charitable event of the Fire Island summer went digital when the Virtual Fire Island Dance Festival presented an evening of celebrated dance on July 17, 2020. The stream raised $295,366 for Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The first stream in the event’s 26-year history, prompted by the ongoing […]

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 […]

Ayodele Casel Explores Tap and Culture at Inside Dance Series

  From the first quick flicks of her feet, groundbreaking tap dancer Ayodele Casel showed why The New York Times named her one of the “Biggest Breakout Stars of 2019.” Hailed as one who exudes energy and exuberance while radiating joy, Casel treated Dancers Responding to AIDS supporters and other dance enthusiasts to an insider […]