Fringe Events

2019 FESTIVAL FORUMS

 

Rebecca King Ferraro and Michael Sean Breeden from the popular podcast series, “Conversations On Dance” host in-depth discussions with Festival artists from dancers – past and present – to musicians and choreographers. The Forums are inspirational and thought-provoking conversations with those engaged in the dance world. You can hear selections from the 2017 and 2018 Vail Dance Festival here. A limited number of $20 tickets are available and price includes light food and drink. Hosted by Manor Vail Lodge and underwritten by The Town of Vail.

 


Festival Forum: James Whiteside, Creating for ABT

SATURDAY, JULY 27  |  9:30-10:30AM
MANOR VAIL LODGE

American Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer, James Whiteside, is creating a new work for American Ballet Theatre that will premiere later that day. Michael and Rebecca of the podcast Conversations on Dance, will talk with James on the morning of the premiere about his initial vision for the piece, the creation process, and what audiences can expect to see from his newest work.

RESERVE SEATS


Festival Forum: BalletX, Imagining The Little Prince

MONDAY, JULY 29  |  9:30-10:30AM
MANOR VAIL LODGE

Forum description to be announced

RESERVE SEATS


Festival Forum: Kenneth Parris III & Melissa Toogood talk Cunningham

TUESDAY, JULY 30  |  9:30-10:30AM
MANOR VAIL LODGE

Artist Kenneth Parris III will have many of his Merce Cunningham paintings and drawings featured throughout the festival this year, and many of these pieces feature Cunningham dancer, Melissa Toogood. Michael and Rebecca of the podcast Conversations on Dance sit down to chat with this duo about their artistic partnership and their relationship with the works of Merce Cunningham.

RESERVE SEATS


Festival Forum: Jon Boogz & Lil’ Buck, Dance and Social Justice

WEDNESDAY, JULY 31  |  9:30-10:30AM
MANOR VAIL LODGE

Festival Dancers Jon Boogz & Lil’ Buck sit down with the hosts of the Conversations on Dance podcast to give insight into the amazing world of jookin, talk about the company they founded together, “Movement Art Is,” and how they are using movement artistry to inspire and change the world. The duo will also offer a preview of UpClose: JUST Dances that will be happening later that day.

RESERVE SEATS


Festival Forum: Lauren Lovette in Conversation

SUNDAY, AUGUST 4  |  9:30-10:30AM
MANOR VAIL LODGE

Festival Artist-In-Residence, Lauren Lovette, sits down with Rebecca and Michael of the podcast Conversations on Dance to discuss her experience at the 2019 Vail Dance Festival. This conversation will cover Lauren’s past experiences in Vail, what she is dancing this year, and her new work that she is creating for the festival.

RESERVE SEATS


Festival Forum: Tiler Peck in Conversation

MONDAY, AUGUST 5  |  9:30-10:30AM
MANOR VAIL LODGE

Longtime festival mainstay, Tiler Peck joins the Conversations on Dance podcast to catch up on her year of dance since we saw her last. Tiler will talk about her newest choreographic venture that will be debuting later in the day, offering insight into her intention for the piece and what that audience can expect.

RESERVE SEATS


Festival Forum: Martha Graham Dance Company in the 21st Century

THURSDAY, AUGUST 8  |  9:30-10:30AM
MANOR VAIL LODGE

Forum description to be announced

RESERVE SEATS


Back to Top