Dancers Responding to AIDS
A Program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
Prepare to be enchanted again by the world-class artists of Hudson Valley Dance Festival as they make their in-person return on Saturday, October 8.
With performances at 2 pm and 5 pm, the festival will bring an all-embracing range of dance styles to Historic Catskill Point on the banks of the Hudson River in Catskill, NY.
Sponsorship opportunities include a cocktail reception and exclusive dinner with the dancers.
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 Dance Collective featuring Khadijah Siferllah, making her festival debut in an excerpt of a choreopoem series exploring Black women being heard, uncontested, unfiltered and uncensored.
- Choreographer Abdullatif, 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 debut. 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 two pieces: an excerpt from Petronio’s postmodern piece Bloom, featuring the music of Rufus Wainwright; and a solo performance of Love Me Tender, an excerpt from Petronio’s The King is Dead.
- Adam H. Weinert, another Hudson Valley local and a Jacob’s Pillow mainstay, sharing an excerpt of his forthcoming contemporary modern work Anthem.
Your ticket purchase will help provide meals and medication, health care and hope to those in need across the country including at 14 organizations based in the Hudson Valley.
All attendees must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination and wear a mask.
Since the event started in 2013, Hudson Valley Dance Festival has raised $1 million. The money helps Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS provide grants to AIDS and family service organizations nationwide, including these 14 in the Hudson Valley: Albany Damien Center and Alliance for Positive Health in Albany; Animalkind; Columbia-Greene Community Foundation, Columbia County Recovery Kitchen 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; Rock Steady Farm in Millerton; Roe Jan Food Pantry in Hillsdale; TOUCH (Together Our Unity Can Heal) in Congers and Troy Area United Ministries in Troy.
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