Opening Night



Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater
7:30 pm

Reserved Seating
$10 - $113

Opening Night
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“In quantity and quality…the Festival is as awe-inspiring as this town’s alpine scenery.” —The New York Times

Performance Details

This highlights performance kicks off the 29th Vail Dance Festival with a program ranging from tap improvisation and ballet, to street dance and groundbreaking contemporary works. Headlined by tap dancer extraordinaire and 2017 Artist-In-Residence Michelle Dorrance, the evening also includes audience favorite Lil Buck, NYCB principal Lauren Lovette, live music from the phenomenal Kate Davis and a first look at the acclaimed L.A. Dance Project which will perform Hearts & Arrows along with a new work In Silence We Speak featuring Carla Körbes and former NYCB principal Janie Taylor.


Reserved Seating

$60 – $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 assesed with online transactions.)

Meet the Performers

Festival Fan Club

The Festival Fan Club is available year-round and includes early access ticketing for Dance for $20.17 along with other great benefits! For more information about the Fan Club call 970. 777.2015

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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