Inaugural Hudson Valley Dance Festival

Hudson Valley Dance Festival 2013The inaugural edition of the Hudson Valley Dance Festival, a unique evening of world-class dance performances, will arrive Saturday, October 12, 2013, at the Historic Catskill Point, a 19th century warehouse on the banks of the Hudson River. The event is produced by and benefits Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.


Inspired by two decades of success with Fire Island Dance Festival and New York City’s Dance from the Heart event, Dancers Responding to AIDS will bring highly acclaimed dance companies and choreographers to the heart of New York’s Hudson Valley.


 “With the visual arts so strongly rooted in the region, the Historic Catskill Point provides a perfect home for DRA to add spectacular dance to the rich culture of the area, while simultaneously making a difference for those affected by HIV/AIDS,” said Denise Roberts Hurlin, founding director of Dancers Responding to AIDS.


The festival’s first program will include performances by Evidence, A Dance Company and the Stephen Petronio Company, as well as feature choreography by Marcelo Gomes. Additional performers will be announced soon.


The money raised by the festival will help fund more than 450 AIDS and family service organizations nationwide, including the AIDS Council of Northeastern New York. The council serves the Hudson Valley community by providing direct support services to more than 750 people living with HIV/AIDS, outreach to at-risk individuals and effective prevention education.


Hudson Valley Dance Festival will feature one performance only, beginning at 5 p.m. at The Historic Catskill Point, located at 1 Main Street in Catskill, New York. Tickets range from $40 to $250, and are available online now at or by calling 212.840.0770, ext. 229.