July 14, 2020
Watch an unforgettable evening of world-class dance with the Virtual Fire Island Dance Festival this Friday, July 17 at 7 pm Eastern. Register for the free stream.
The evening is set to include three world premieres:
- Celebrated modern tap dancer Ayodele Casel’s Oscar Joy, an effervescent solo performed by Casel from her home dance studio, Original Tap House in the Bronx.
- KEIGWIN + COMPANY artistic director Larry Kiegwin’s When the Sun Comes Out, performed by socially distanced dancers, locals and supporters across Fire Island.
- Stephen Petronio Company artistic director Stephen Petronio’s Are You Lonesome Tonight, a stunning duet filmed at his private residency center in Round Top, NY.
The premieres are part of a program featuring festival favorites by MacArthur “Genius” Grant fellow Kyle Abraham, Emmy Award nominee Al Blackstone and dancer and acclaimed choreographer Garrett Smith. These pieces were filmed last year on the event’s signature waterfront stage overlooking Fire Island’s Great South Bay.
The virtual festival is made possible with generous support from Presenting Sponsors Paul Austin & Dalip Girdhar.
Donations made until 11 pm Eastern on Monday, July 20, will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $25,000 by DIRECTV. Register to Watch
If you are unable to attend but would like to support, donate here.
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