Opening Night

Jul
26

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 2019 Vail Dance Festival begins with an extraordinary evening featuring Festival stars including Artist-In-Residence and New York City Ballet ballerina Lauren Lovette, a preview appearance by Cuba’s Malpaso Dance Company, and artists from American Ballet Theatre. The evening concludes with a performance of George Balanchine’s Serenade, performed by Colorado Ballet with principal guest artists from the New York City Ballet, and music by the Breckenridge Festival Orchestra.

Choreography © The George Balanchine Trust. Photo by Erin Baiano.

Featured artists to include:
Aran Bell, American Ballet Theatre
Lil Buck, Memphis Jooker
Catherine Hurlin, American Ballet Theatre
Christopher Grant, New York City Ballet
Cory Stearns, American Ballet Theatre
Dario Natarelli, Tap Dancer
Devon Teuscher, American Ballet Theatre
Isabella Boylston, American Ballet Theatre
Joseph Gordon, New York City Ballet
Lauren Lovette, New York City Ballet
Phyouture “Lil P”, Memphis Jooker
Preston Chamblee,
New York City Ballet
Roman Mejia, New York City Ballet
Ron “Prime Tyme” Myles, Memphis Jooker
Unity Phelan, New York City Ballet

With musicians including Cameron Grant, Johnny Gandelsman, Jacek Mysinski, and the Juilliard Music Fellows.


Evening’s Program:

Vail Dance Jam 2019: LIL BUCK, RON “PRIME TYME” MYLES, PHYOUTURE “LIL P”, DARIO NATARELLI
Musicians: ABDIAS ARMENTEROS (saxophone), NOAH HALPERN (trumpet), CAMERON MACINTOSH (drums), JEFFERY MILLER (trombone), JOEL WENHARDT (keyboards)

On Lincoln Square (Tiler Peck/Adam Wachter): LAUREN LOVETTE*, CHRISTOPHER GRANT, ROMAN MEJIA
Musicians: JOHNNY GANDELSMAN (violin), JACEK MYSINSKI (piano)

White Swan Pas de Deux from Swan Lake (Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov/Piotr Tschaikovsky): DEVON TEUSCHER, CORY STEARNS
Musicians: JOHNNY GANDELSMAN (violin), CAMERON GRANT (piano)

Let Me Sing Forevermore (Jessica Lang/Tony Bennett): CATHERINE HURLIN, ARAN BELL

Serenade (George Balanchine/Piotr Tschaikovsky): ISABELLA BOYLSTON*, LAUREN LOVETTE, UNITY PHELAN, JOSEPH GORDON*, PRESTON CHAMBLEE with artists of COLORADO BALLET
Musicians: BRECKENRIDGE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA; Conductor: ADAM FLATT

*Denotes Debut in role

Casting subject to change

Ticketing

Reserved Seating

$50-113, based on availability.


Lawn Ticketing

$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 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 Sarah Johnson (sjohnson@vvf.org).

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