Opening Night

30th Anniversary Celebration

Jul
28

Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater
7:30 pm

Reserved Seating
$50 – $113

Opening Night
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“…plenitude and diversity of talent alone makes the Vail Dance Festival extraordinary”

– The New York Times

 

Performance Details

The Vail Dance Festival opens its 2018 season with a star-studded highlights program featuring role debuts and new partnerships, and appearances by debut Festival companies American Ballet Theatre and Alonzo King LINES Ballet. Join us for this spectacular celebration of dance with performances by artists including Lil Buck, Tiler Peck, Herman Cornejo, Michelle Dorrance, Lauren Lovette, Devon Teuscher, Unity Phelan, Roman Mejia, Calvin Royal III and Ron “Prime Tyme” Myles.

The evening’s program will feature debuts in Jerome Robbins’ masterpieces Afternoon of a Faun and Suite of Dances, George Balanchine’s Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux, and the Vail premiere Alexei Ratmansky’s Souvenir d’un lieu cher and a piece d’occasion Vail Dance Jam 3.0 to kick off this 30th anniversary season.

Program:

Vail Dance Jam 3.0: LIL BUCK, MICHELLE DORRANCE, NAOMI FUNAKI, DARIO NATARELLI, RON “PRIME TYME” MYLES, PHYOUTURE “LIL P”

Suite of Dances: HERMAN CORNEJO

Agon (Pas de Deux): UNITY PHELAN & CALVIN ROYAL III

Souvenir d’un lieu cher: DEVON TEUSCHER & THOMAS FORSTER, CASSANDRA TRENARY & TYLER MALONEY

Afternoon of a Faun: LAUREN LOVETTE & CALVIN ROYAL III

Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux: TILER PECK & ROMAN MEJIA

The Propelled Heart: Alonzo King LINES Ballet — BABATUNJI, ROBB BERESFORD, ADJI CISSOKO, MADELINE DEVRIES, SHUAIB ELHASSAN, JAMES GOWAN, ILARIA GUERRA, MAYA HARR, YUJIN KIM, ASHLEY MAYEUX, MICHAEL MONTGOMERY, KENDALL TEAGUE, JEFFREY VAN SCIVER

Ticketing

Reserved Seating

$50-113, based on availability.


Lawn Ticketing

$23 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.

BUY PASS

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.

BUY PASS


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

Other Performances

Festival Fan Club

The Festival Fan Club is available year-round and includes early access ticketing for Dance for $20.18 along with other great benefits! For more information about the Fan Club contact Whitney Harper at wharper@vvf.org

Community Arts Access

To learn more about attending a performance through our Community Arts Access program or providing support to eliminate socioeconomic barriers to the arts, please contact Cathy Heller.

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