Fire Island Dance Festival 2014 Performers
• Ailey II, presenting the beloved “Wade in the Water” from Revelations, an exciting return
after the piece was performed at Fire Island Dance Festival in 2003
• BalletCollective, displaying the collaborative vision of artists from different genres in an
intriguing new work choreographed by Troy Schumacher, a member of the corps de ballet
for New York City Ballet
• Kristine Bendul, David Elder & Kurt Froman, performing “In the Garden,"
an elegant pas de trois originally choreographed and performed for Broadway Bares VII
by Arte Phillips
• Complexions Contemporary Ballet, known for its aesthetically dynamic multicultural style,
premiering a piece choreographed by Marcelo Gomes with an original score by Ian Ng
• Marcelo Gomes, renowned principal dancer for American Ballet Theatre, performing the romantic
balcony pas de deux from Romeo and Juliet with Luciana Paris, a member of the corps de ballet
• Nick Kenkel, a gifted Broadway veteran-turned-choreographer and director, premiering an
energetic, Afropop-infused group number
• Sara Mearns, principal dancer for New York City Ballet, starring with eight male dancers
in a new work created by Emmy Award-winning choreographer Josh Bergasse
• MOMIX, the consistently inventive dance company, presenting the visually stunning "Man Fan,"
a male solo using a 22-foot-tall fan in a duet with the wind
• Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu, a San Francisco-based company sharing the cultural richness of Hawaii
through hula dance, featuring a male trio with innovative hula choreographer Patrick Makuakāne
• Desmond Richardson, a dance legend who performed at the first Fire Island Dance Festival,
showcasing his keen understanding of musical phrasing and unmatched technique in Moonlight
Program subject to change. The program will be the same for all three mainstage performances.
Friday Leadership Event at Whyte Hall
At this year’s Leadership Event sponsored by Movmnt Magazine, Mark Stuart Dance Theatre will perform excerpts from its Broadway-aimed dance musical Standard Time. A celebration of love’s power to defy social barriers, Standard Time features hit standards from the 1930s, 1960s and 2000s performed by 14 dancers, four vocalists and a six-piece band. Watch a sneak peek below.
The Leadership Event is on Friday, July 18 at Whyte Hall and is included with all Leadership Supporter tickets. Get your tickets online today.