Watching Balanchine, with Heather Watts


12:00 pm

Reserved Seating

Watching Balanchine, with Heather Watts
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Performance Details

Join the Vail Dance Festival for Watching Balanchine, with Heather Watts at the Manor Vail Lodge on Monday, July 29 at 12pm. Balanchine ballerina Heather Watts leads and exploration of the ballets by George Balanchine featured this season at the festival, examining an exciting range of repertory through the lens of music, dance structure, and historical context. Lunch will be provided. 

Heather Watts joined New York City Ballet in 1970, and was one of the last of the famed Balanchine ballerinas. Watts worked closely with Balanchine and Jerome Robbins at NYCB, retiring from the stage in 1995. She has been a contributing editor at Vanity Fair since 1995, has created academic courses on Balanchine’s life and work at Harvard University, was a visiting Lecturer in Dance at Princeton University, and has led residencies at UC Santa Barbara. Watts was a fellow at the Center for Ballet and the Arts at NYU in 2014 and is currently an affiliate fellow there. She has received numerous awards, including a Doctorate honoris causa from Hunter College.



$50 | Adult

$35 | Student

Lunch is provided.

*Please reserve your seat prior to the event*


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