Virtual Hudson Valley Dance Festival Raises $100,219 for Dancers Responding to AIDS
Dance enthusiasts around the world celebrated the rich artistic culture of the Hudson Valley from the comfort of their living rooms when the Virtual Hudson Valley Dance Festival streamed online on October 10, 2020. The event raised $100,219 for Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
The first stream in the event’s eight-year history was the result of the coronavirus pandemic and restrictions on in-person gatherings. The event featured festival premieres, made-for-the-moment dance films and favorites from past events. Multiple pieces were reflections on life during the pandemic.
Dancers Responding to AIDS relies on the extraordinary compassion and efforts of the performing arts community to fund a safety net of social services for those in need. As a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, DRA supports the essential programs of The Actors Fund, including the HIV/AIDS Initiative and The Dancers’ Resource, as well as more than 450 AIDS and family service organizations nationwide.
For more information, please visit Dancers Responding to AIDS at dradance.org