American Dance Classics

Jerome Robbins’ Fancy Free & George Balanchine’s Serenade


Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater
7:30 pm

Reserved Seating
$50 - $125

American Dance Classics
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Performance Details

Cornerstone works of American dance, performed by the extraordinary dance artists of today.

The first half of the performance will be Jerome Robbins’ acclaimed 1944 debut ballet, Fancy Free. Set to a rollicking Leonard Bernstein score, the ballet brings to life the adventures of three sailors on shore leave in WWII era New York City. Tiler Peck dances in the ballet for the first time in Vail, joined by a mix of stars from American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet (NYCB) and Pacific Northwest Ballet. The three sailors on shore leave will be danced by Cory Stearns, Marcelo Gomes and Daniel Ulbricht.

The evening’s second half will feature NYCB stars with Colorado Ballet in George Balanchine’s first American ballet masterpiece Serenade*, set to Tschaikovsky’s exquisite Serenade for Strings. NYCB’s Lauren Lovette, Unity Phelan and Boston Ballet’s Misa Kuranaga take on the ballerina roles, joined by NYCB’s Jared Angle and Cameron Dieck.

Live music throughout the evening will be performed by Cameron Grant and Breckenridge Music Festival Orchestra conducted by Allan Dameron.

*Choreography by George Balanchine ©The George Balanchine Trust.


Reserved Seating

$50 – $125

Lawn Ticketing

$23 for 18 years and older. Children ages 13-17 are $10 and 12 and under are FREE on the lawn.

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

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