The Blues Project

Featuring Dorrance Dance with Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely

Created by Michelle Dorrance, Derick K. Grant, Toshi Reagon and Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards

Aug
10

Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater
7:30 pm

Reserved Seating
$50 – $105

The Blues Project
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“The most exciting and original choreographer in tap today”

-The New York Times

Performance Details

Dorrance Dance returns to the Festival with their collaborative work, The Blues Project. Bringing together Dorrance’s tap company with blues composer Toshi Reagon and her band BIGLovely, The Blues Project is a spectacular evening of original live music and explosive tap that The New Yorker calls, “…rich and exciting.”


Evening Program*:

THE BLUES PROJECT
featuring Dorrance Dance with Toshi Reagon & BIGLovely

Created by Michelle Dorrance, Derick K. Grant, Toshi Reagon, and Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards

TOSHI REAGON
Composer and Musical Director

Choreography:
MICHELLE DORRANCE, DERICK K. GRANT, DORMESHIA SUMBRY-EDWARDS with solo improvisation by the dancers

Dancers:
ELIZABETH BURKE • MICHELLE DORRANCE • KARIDA GRIFFITH
LUKE HICKEY • KHALID HILL* • CLAUDIA RAHARDJANOTO
BYRON TITTLE • JOSEPH C. WIGGAN* • JOSETTE WIGGAN-FREUND*
*Dorrance Dance Guest Artists 

KARIDA GRIFFITH
Additional African Choreography

KATHY KAUFMAN
Lighting Design

EPHRAT ASHERIE
Top/Up Rocking Consultant

ANDREW JORDAN
Costume Design

Musicians:
TOSHI REAGON
Acoustic Guitar and Lead Vocals

ADAM WIDOFF
Electric Guitar

FRED CASH
Bass

MONIQUE BROOKS ROBERTS
Violin

ALLISON MILLER
Drums and Percussion

*Subject to change

Ticketing

Reserved Seating

$50-105, based on availability.


Lawn Ticketing

$25 for 18 years and older. Children ages 13-17 are $10 and 12 and under are FREE on the lawn.

Encore Club Pass | $180

Good for one lawn ticket to each performance at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail (9 shows total).

Ability to purchase discounted guest lawn passes and Dance for $20.18 tickets, $25 seat upgrades and more!

One free beverage at each performance.

Student & Faculty Lawn Pass | $75

Good for one lawn ticket to each performance at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail (9 shows total).

Pass-holder must be a student or faculty member with a valid ID.

PLEASE CALL OUR BOX OFFICE (970-845-8497) IF YOU WISH TO PURCHASE AN ENCORE CLUB OR STUDENT & FACULTY PASS

$2 per ticket fee will apply and additional fees are assessed with online transactions.

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Community Arts Access

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