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July 2019

Opening Night

July 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, 530 S Frontage Rd E
Vail,CO81657United States
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$50 – $113

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 Program to be announced this summer.

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American Ballet Theatre

July 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, 530 S Frontage Rd E
Vail,CO81657United States
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$50 – $125

American Ballet Theatre returns to Vail after its sold-out Festival debut last year, with a program celebrating its heritage and future. This evening will feature masterworks from its repertory, danced by ABT’s magnificent artists along with special guests, proudly carrying on the company’s illustrious history while maintaining its distinct modern identity. Program to be announced this summer.

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Malpaso Dance Company

July 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Vilar Performing Arts Center, 68 Avondale Ln
Avon,CO81632United States
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$50 – $100

Founded in 2012, Malpaso has quickly become one of the most high-profile companies on the international scene. This exhilarating Cuban contemporary dance company makes its Vail Dance Festival debut this season with a performance at the Vilar Performing Arts Center, featuring works created especially for the young troupe by Ronald K. Brown and Sonja Tayeh. Program to be announced this summer.

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BalletX: The Little Prince

July 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, 530 S Frontage Rd E
Vail,CO81657United States
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$50 – $113

A favorite of Vail Dance Festival audiences, Philadelphia’s powerhouse company BalletX, led by Artistic & Executive Director Christine Cox, returns to present its first full-length story ballet by a female choreographer, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s The Little Prince. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s brilliant novella has inspired millions since its publication in 1943, and now the story is the inspiration for this new ballet, featuring new music composed and performed by Peter Salem. Program to be announced this summer.

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UpClose: JUST Dances

July 31 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Vilar Performing Arts Center, 68 Avondale Ln
Avon,CO81632United States
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$50 – $150

This season’s UpClose performance explores the powerful relation of dance to the world we live in, focusing on how movement can create social impact. M.A.I. (Movement Art Is) co-founders Lil Buck and Jon Boogz, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater dancer and choreographer Hope Boykin, and Artist-In-Residence Lauren Lovette, lead a cast of Festival stars in this UpClose rehearsal-style performance. Elevate your evening by attending a pre-show reception and post-performance dinner with the dancers at the Splendido in Beaver Creek (tickets…

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August 2019

International Evenings of Dance I

August 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, 530 S Frontage Rd E
Vail,CO81657United States
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$60 – $130

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. Program & casting to be announced this summer.

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International Evenings of Dance II

August 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, 530 S Frontage Rd E
Vail,CO81657United States
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$60 – $130

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…

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NOW: Premieres

August 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, 530 S Frontage Rd E
Vail,CO81657United States
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$50 – $105

New works and collaborations by a selection of today’s most adventurous voices in dance and music, featuring world-premieres from Artist-In-Residence Lauren Lovette, Pam Tanowitz, Michelle Dorrance, and Tiler Peck, and new music by Pulitzer-Prize-winning Festival Composer-In-Residence Caroline Shaw. This evening also features an encore performance of Alonzo King’s new work for the Festival with music by Jason Moran. The 2019 Vail Dance Festival presents a world premiere from legendary choreographer Alonzo King, with an original score by jazz pianist, composer…

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Dance for $20.19

August 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, 530 S Frontage Rd E
Vail,CO81657United States
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$20.19

An evening for everyone with guest artists and companies from the Vail Dance Festival. Specially-priced $20.19 reserved seating and $10.19 lawn tickets go on sale Wednesday, June 19. Join the Festival Fan Club for early access to all Festival tickets including Dance for $20.19! Program to be announced this summer.

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Dancing in the Park

August 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Avon Performance Pavilion, 1 Lake St
Avon,CO81632United States
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Free

The Festival welcomes Alonzo King LINES Ballet and the Colorado Ballet to Avon for a free, family-friendly show on the outdoor stage of the Avon Performance Pavilion at Nottingham Park, together with other Festival artists. Also performing will be the Celebrate The Beat All Stars. Program to be announced this summer.

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Martha Graham Dance Company

August 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, 530 S Frontage Rd E
Vail,CO81657United States
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$50 – $100

The legendary Martha Graham Dance Company presents a powerful program of classics and new works, featuring the Graham masterpiece Appalachian Spring, set to the iconic Aaron Copland score performed by the Breckenridge Festival Orchestra for this special evening. Program to be announced this summer.

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Closing Night Celebration: Ballet Hispánico

August 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, 530 S Frontage Rd E
Vail,CO81657United States
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$50 – $105

Following a thrilling Festival debut in 2018, Ballet Hispánico returns to Vail with a new program for closing night. Post-performance, join the artists for an on-stage fiesta to celebrate the closing of the 2019 Festival! Program to be announced this summer.

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