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Fire Island Dance Festival 22 - Opening Performance
Now in its 22nd year, the Fire Island Dance Festival brings a weekend of performances by top international dance companies to a stage overlooking the Great South Bay. Cocktails starting at 4pm.

The Fire Island Dance Festival features stars of acclaimed dance companies performing to benefit Dancers Responding to AIDS (DRA), a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

The roster of performers has included Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Cedar Lake Ensemble, Complexions, C. Eule Dance, Mark Morris Dance Group, Martin Lofsnes, MOMIX, nicholasleichterdance, Terry Dean Bartlett/ STREB, Timothy Bish & Tony James (dancers from Movin’ Out and Disney’s The Lion King), Stephen Petronio Company, Washington Ballet and DRA Fanfare with new choreography by Ron deJesus.

This years dance companies include:

  • Ballet Contemporáneo de Camagüey Cuba, a celebrated contemporary ballet company performing outside Cuba for the first time, with a male duet, choreographed by artistic director and former Ballet Hispanico dancer Pedro Ruiz.
  • Al Blackstone, an acclaimed choreographer and Capezio A.C.E. Award winner for Choreographic Excellence, creating an excerpt from Freddie Falls in Love, a new piece which premieres June 6 at Signature Theatre in New York.
  • Dance Theatre of Harlem, a company known for its cutting edge contemporary works that use the language of ballet to celebrate African American culture, presenting a dynamic new work.
  • Gallim Dance, one of New York’s leading contemporary dance companies, showcasing a new work by artistic director Andrea Miller, created in memory of two Fire Island residents and longtime Fire Island Dance Festival supporters who passed away recently – Harvey Alter and Michael Young. Miller was housed by Alter and Young when the company performed at Fire Island Dance Festival in 2010.
  • KEIGWIN + COMPANY, known for the electrifying brand of its artistic director Larry Keigwin, performing an excerpt of Episodes, commissioned by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the National Symphony Orchestra as part of NEW MOVES: Symphony + Dance.
  • MADBOOTS DANCE, an all-male contemporary dance company, presenting a new work by artistic directors Jonathan Campbell and Austin Diaz.

on the Great South Bay
236 Beach Hill Walk Fire Island Pines NY

Registration Fees
General Admission $125.00 General admission to peformance and cocktail party.

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