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Fire Island Dance Festival 2016 Performers


The 22nd annual Fire Island Dance Festival, returns to Fire Island Pines July 15-17, 2016. The festival will feature a mix of emerging and established dance companies:

  • Ballet Contemporáneo de Camagüey Cuba, a celebrated contemporary ballet company performing outside Cuba for the first time, with a male duet, choreographed by artistic director and former Ballet Hispanico dancer Pedro Ruiz.
  • Al Blackstone, an acclaimed choreographer and Capezio A.C.E. Award winner for Choreographic Excellence, creating an excerpt from Freddie Falls in Love, a new piece which premieres June 6 at Signature Theatre in New York.
  • Dance Theatre of Harlem, a company known for its cutting edge contemporary works that use the language of ballet to celebrate African American culture, presenting a dynamic new work.
  • Gallim Dance, one of New York’s leading contemporary dance companies, showcasing a new work by artistic director Andrea Miller, created in memory of two Fire Island residents and longtime Fire Island Dance Festival supporters who passed away recently – Harvey Alter and Michael Young. Miller was housed by Alter and Young when the company performed at Fire Island Dance Festival in 2010.
  • KEIGWIN + COMPANY, known for the electrifying brand of its artistic director Larry Keigwin, performing an excerpt of Episodes, commissioned by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the National Symphony Orchestra as part of NEW MOVES: Symphony + Dance.
  • MADBOOTS DANCE, an all-male contemporary dance company, presenting a new work by artistic directors Jonathan Campbell and Austin Diaz.
  • Glenn Allen Sims and Linda Celeste Sims of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater premiering a new duet created by choreographer Abdul Latif.
  • Wendy Whelan & Brian Brooks performing "First Fall," a duet from Whelan's Restless Creature, her first independent project featuring collaborations with today's most innovative and sought-after contemporary choreographers.

Dorrance Dance, an energetic tap dance company founded by MacArthur Award winner Michelle Dorrance, will kick-off Fire Island Dance Festival at the Friday night Leadership Event at Whyte Hall. This is an intimate performance reserved exclusively for Leadership Supporters. Leadership Supporters also enjoy tickets to the highly coveted sunset performance on Saturday (or the best seats in the house at the 5 pm performances on Saturday or Sunday), along with prominent recognition in the harbor and throughout the Pines.

Fire Island Dance Festival 2016 Sponsors


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