A brilliant cast of dancers from around the world takes the stage in these signature Festival performances. These unique gala evenings celebrate artistic collaboration and innovation, and include debuts and new partnerships by a selection of today’s foremost dancers.
The 2019 Vail Dance Festival presents a world premiere from legendary choreographer Alonzo King, with an original score by jazz pianist, composer and performance artist Jason Moran. This new work will be performed by a stellar cast of dancers drawn from King’s LINES Ballet and from New York City Ballet. Two performances only: International Evening II (8/3/2019) and NOW: Premieres (8/5/2019).
Choreography © The George Balanchine Trust. Photo by Erin Baiano.
Featured artists to include:
Alina Cojocaru, English National Ballet
Adji Cissoko, Alonzo King LINES Ballet
Calvin Royal III, American Ballet Theatre
Lil Buck, Memphis Jooker
Cory Stearns, American Ballet Theatre
Christopher Grant, New York City Ballet
Dario Natarelli, Tap Dancer
Devon Teuscher, American Ballet Theatre
Herman Cornejo, American Ballet Theatre
India Bradley, New York City Ballet
Isabella Boylston, American Ballet Theatre
Jacqueline Green, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Jared Angle, New York City Ballet
Joseph Gordon, New York City Ballet
Julian MacKay, Mikhailovsky Ballet Company
Kennard Henson, New York City Ballet
Lauren Lovette, New York City Ballet
Madeline DeVries, Alonzo King LINES Ballet
Maria Kochetkova, International Ballerina
Melissa Toogood, Pam Tanowitz Dance
Michael Montgomery, Alonzo King LINES Ballet
Michelle Dorrance, Dorrance Dance
Miriam Miller, New York City Ballet
Naomi Funaki, Tap Dancer
Preston Chamblee, New York City Ballet
Roman Mejia, New York City Ballet
Shuaib Elhassan, Alonzo King LINES Ballet
Unity Phelan, New York City Ballet
With musicians including Kurt Crowley, Kate Davis, Cameron Grant, Alberta Khoury, Jason Moran, Jacek Mysinski, Caroline Shaw, the Juilliard Music Fellows, and Festival resident string quartet Brooklyn Rider.
Vail Dance Jam 2019 2.0: LIL BUCK, RON “PRIME TYME” MYLES, PHYOUTURE “LIL P”, DARIO NATARELLI, NAOMI FUNAKI
Musicians: KATE DAVIS (bass/vocals), ABDIAS ARMENTEROS (saxophone), NOAH HALPERN (trumpet), CAMERON MACINTOSH (drums), JEFFERY MILLER (trombone), JOEL WENHARDT (keyboards)
Flower Festival in Genzano Pas de Deux (Bournonville/Helsted): ISABELLA BOYLSTON, JULIAN MACKAY
Musicians: BROOKLYN RIDER
Trails (Cunningham/Cage): MELISSA TOOGOOD, CALVIN ROYAL III
Balcony Pas de Deux from Romeo & Juliet (MacMillan/Prokofiev): ALINA COJOCARU, HERMAN CORNEJO
Musicians:, NICHOLAS CORDS (viola), JACEK MYSINSKI (piano)
Giselle 2nd Act Pas de Deux (Petipa/Adam): LAUREN LOVETTE, JOSEPH GORDON
1-2-3-4-5-6 (Dorrance/Rhythm based on a theme by Steve Reich): MICHELLE DORRANCE, LIL BUCK, MELISSA TOOGOOD, JAMES WHITESIDE
O’Heavenly King: MARIA KOCHETKOVA
The Still Point (Bolender/Debussy): DEVON TEUSCHER, CORY STEARNS
Musicians: BROOKLYN RIDER
Pas de Duke (excerpt) (Ailey/Ellington): JACQUELINE GREEN
Alonzo King/Jason Moran World Premiere: ADJI CISSOKO, MADELINE DEVRIES, SHUAIB ELHASSAN, MICHAEL MONTGOMERY, MIRIAM MILLER, UNITY PHELAN, CHRISTOPHER GRANT, ROMAN MEJIA
Musician: JASON MORAN (piano)
Casting subject to change
Festival Illustrator Andrea Selby will be in attendance and doing live illustrations from her seat during this performance. Ms. Selby’s artwork will be on display throughout the 2019 Festival.
$60-130, based on availability.
$27 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 $20.19 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 performances total).
- Pass-holder must be a student or faculty member with a valid ID.
$2 per ticket fee will apply and additional fees are assessed with online transactions.
Festival Fan Club
The Festival Fan Club is available year-round and includes early access ticketing for Dance for $20.19 along with other great benefits! For more information about the Fan Club contact Whitney Harper at firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Arts Access
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