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Milford: Dance Fest
May 18 @ 8:00 am - May 20 @ 5:00 pm
The Premier Season of Dance-Fest Milford Launches in May 2018
Cutting Edge Dance Come to Milford, PA
DanceFest Milford is an exciting new dance festival debuting Friday May 18th -Sunday, May 20 2018. Designed to be an annual event, the 2018 Festival’s premier season will premier in the beautiful historic town of Milford, PA. This charming little town, located in the highlands of the Delaware River, is known for hosting a variety of cultural festivals including The Black Bear Film Festival and the Artists and Writers Festival.
Under the directorship of noted choreographer Johanna LjungQvist-Brinson, the Festival will host an exciting range of cutting edge and global dance including Classical Indian Dance, Mexican Folk Dance, Irish Step Dance, Hip Hop and Modern. In addition, free dance workshops for all age groups and an Open Dance Forum with a professional dancer will be offered to the public.
“The Festival’s mission is to expand people’s current appreciation of dance, whatever it may be, taking it to the next level by showcasing emerging and established companies from New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, both opening peoples’ hearts and minds to the varieties of dance while also exposing the invited artists to each other’s work” says LjungQvist-Brinson. “We also hope to introduce visitors to the beauty and attractions in and around Milford”.
The three day festival kicks off on Friday May 18 th with an Opening Night Reception at the Hotel Fauchere. Attendees will enjoy an eclectic site specific modern dance performance “Living Sculptures”in the Garden, choreographed by LjungQvist-Brinson specifically for the site.
Saturday May 19 th , from 11-7, “Site Specific Performances”, events and workshops in a variety of venues will take place in and around Milford, including Contra Dance workshop and Modern Dance Performances in The Forest Hall Gallery.
Sunday May 20 th from 1-4 PM the Festival takes to the Mainstage featuring edgy New York City based professional Dance Companies such as 10 Hairy Legs, Darrah Carr Dance, Hanna Q Dance Company, Ainesh Madan and Marsi Burns.
Festival pricing: Full Festival Pass: $80 includes Opening Night Reception, “All Day ” Ticket and Mainstage Pass and entry to all events. Mainstage and “All Day “Pass: $40 includes all mainstage dances and events. Festival Opening Reception: $50 includes reception at the Hotel Fauchere and all free events. Student Pass: $20 includes Mainstage performances and all free events & workshops. For more information or to buy tickets visit the website at dancefestmilford.com .