VAIL DANCE FESTIVAL

We are looking forward to an in-person Festival July 30 – August 9, 2021 with Calvin Royal III as our Artist-In-Residence and BalletX as our Company-In-Residence, and many of the extraordinary dancers, musicians, and artists who call the Vail Dance Festival their summer home! We are planning for a lively Festival of performances, free events for the community, and education activities including Celebrate the Beat for local children.*

Read the press release HERE.

READ THE NEW YORK TIMES ARTICLE

*As possible while following local, county, and state COVID-19 protocols

EMPOWERING BOYS IN DANCE

This new initiative of the Vail Dance Festival in partnership with Arts In Society, a project of Redline Contemporary Art Center, aims to encourage and empower young men to discover and express themselves through the art of dance. As we have witnessed in news coverage, there remains a stigma about boys who dance. Through youth outreach, storytelling, empowerment work, and a choreography challenge, we intend to raise awareness and encourage youth to “be you!” and follow their passion.

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