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Fire Island Dance Festival

July 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

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Fire-Island-Dance-Festival-2016-Choreography-by-Al-Blackstone-photo-by-Whitney Browne-2642With the Great South Bay serving as the most beautiful of backgrounds, the annual Fire Island Dance Festival is an amazing boating destination.

This year’s festival, hosted by the multi-talented Cady Huffman, takes place at Fire Island Pines on Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16.

The entrance to the Pines Harbor is directly due south of Sayville on Fire Island; the harbor entrance actually starts east of the marina at marker “G1.” Follow that marker to “G3” and “G5” to enter. Transient slips are available at the Pines Marina (call 631-597-9581 to reserve); ferry service is also available.

Fire-Island-Dance-Festival-2016-Dance-Theatre-of-Harlem-photo-by-Whitney-Browne-22There will be three performances featuring notable performers, dance companies, and choreographers, including the Miami City Ballet; Cuba-based company Acosta Danza; Caleb Teicher & Company; EVIDENCE, A Dance Company; Peridance Contemporary Dance Company; Pontus Lidberg Dance; and choreography from Broadway’s Lorin Latarro (Waitress), Manuel Vignoulle, and Al Blackstone.

The opening performance is on Saturday at 5:00 pm. There is also a sunset performance that evening at 7:00 pm and a closing performance on Sunday at 5:00 pm. Ticket prices start at $150.00 and are available via or 212-840-0770, extension 229.

The festival is a fundraiser presented by Dancers Responding to AIDS. This event has raised more than $4.8 million since 1995, with the funds helping those in need throughout the New York area and across the country receive lifesaving medications, health care, nutritious meals, counseling, and emergency financial assistance.

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