Stephen Petronio Company

Stephen Petronio Dance Company - photo by Julieta Cervantes
Photo by Julieta Cervantes

Year: 2015-2016
DanceForce Member: Diana Cherryholmes
Artist: Stephen Petronio Company
Community Partner: Town of Huntington
Audience: 625
County: Suffolk

Huntington Arts Council (HAC)’s principal goal in presenting Stephen Petronio Company was to enrich the dance portion of the 2015 Huntington Summer Arts Festival, a 45 concert schedule of music, dance and musical theatre performances. All performances are free admission and open to the general public. In addition, HAC scheduled an open rehearsal in the afternoon and a post-performance Q&A with Stephen Petronio to increase accessibility of dance as an art form to the dance community on L.I.

The performance on August 6, 2015 featured only the Stephen Petronio Company; there were no other collaborating artists. The public performance began at 8:30 p.m. An open tech rehearsal took place from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. and was attended by dance students and their teachers from several local dance schools. Stephen Petronio joined the company for final “Dress” rehearsal. Stephen also participated in the post-performance Q&A, answer questions from audience members.

Promotonal & marketing activities included listings in the Cultural Arts News HSAF calendar mailed to every household in the Town of Huntington, distributed by local merchants and in Suffolk and Nassau County libraries. The performance was promoted through HAC’s website and via the organization’s social media sites. Special calendars, posters and dance flyers were distributed to local dance companies and schools. Press releases were sent to local print and broadcast media.