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July 2019

Behind the Scenes with BalletX

July 29 @ 3:30 pm
Free

Join BalletX at the Vail Public Library on Monday, July 29 at 3:30pm for a behind the scenes look into their new full-length ballet The Little Prince, inspired by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s novella and choreographed by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa with new music composed and performed by Peter Salem. This event is FREE and open to the public. DON’T MISS BalletX: The Little Prince live at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater on Tuesday, July 30 at 7:30pm. GET TICKETS  

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BalletX: The Little Prince

July 30 @ 7:30 pm
Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, 530 S Frontage Rd E
Vail, CO 81657 United 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. Roderick Phifer of BalletX. Photo by Gabriel Bienczycki. Program to…

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UpClose: JUST Dances

July 31 @ 6:30 pm
Vilar Performing Arts Center, 68 Avondale Ln
Avon, CO 81632 United States
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$50 – $350

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

Master Class: Ballet with Rebecca King & Michael Breeden, Part 1 of 2

August 2 @ 9:00 am
Vail Mountain School, 3000 Booth Falls Rd
Vail, CO 81657 United States
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$35

Welcome to the 2019 Vail Dance Festival Master Class Series Each summer the Vail Dance Festival hosts a Master Class Series giving dance students from the Vail Valley and surrounding areas the opportunity to learn and gain invaluable dance experience from world-class dancers and instructors. With purchase of ticket, one observer is allowed to attend. Ticket sales close at 8:00pm the night before the class. Please understand that ALL classes will be taught at an advanced level and are intended…

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International Evenings of Dance I

August 2 @ 7:30 pm
Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, 530 S Frontage Rd E
Vail, CO 81657 United 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. Photo by Erin Baiano. Featured artists to include: Alina Cojocaru, English National Ballet Calvin Royal III, American Ballet Theatre Catherine Hurlin, American Ballet Theatre Lil Buck, Memphis Jooker Cory Stearns, American Ballet Theatre Dario Natarelli, Tap Dancer Devon Teuscher, American Ballet Theatre…

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Master Class: Ballet with Rebecca King & Michael Breeden, Part 2 of 2

August 3 @ 9:00 am
Vail Mountain School, 3000 Booth Falls Rd
Vail, CO 81657 United States
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$35

Welcome to the 2019 Vail Dance Festival Master Class Series Each summer the Vail Dance Festival hosts a Master Class Series giving dance students from the Vail Valley and surrounding areas the opportunity to learn and gain invaluable dance experience from world-class dancers and instructors. With purchase of ticket, one observer is allowed to attend. Ticket sales close at 8:00pm the night before the class. Please understand that ALL classes will be taught at an advanced level and are intended…

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International Evenings of Dance II

August 3 @ 7:30 pm
Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, 530 S Frontage Rd E
Vail, CO 81657 United 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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Tutu Tea Party

August 4 @ 10:30 am
Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, 530 S Frontage Rd E
Vail, CO 81657 United States
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$40

A perfect day of dance, activities and a classic tea party from 10:30am-12:30pm at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater’s Social Courtyard. Ideal for girls and boys ages 4-7. Special guest appearance and photo opportunity with New York City Ballet’s Unity Phelan. Tutus and capes will be provided for all little dancers! Parents are welcome to join the tea party fun or watch rehearsals!

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Master Class: Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Repertory Workshop

August 5 @ 9:00 am
Vail Mountain School, 3000 Booth Falls Rd
Vail, CO 81657 United States
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$35

Welcome to the 2019 Vail Dance Festival Master Class Series Each summer the Vail Dance Festival hosts a Master Class Series giving dance students from the Vail Valley and surrounding areas the opportunity to learn and gain invaluable dance experience from world-class dancers and instructors. With purchase of ticket, one observer is allowed to attend. Ticket sales close at 8:00pm the night before the class. Please understand that ALL classes will be taught at an advanced level and are intended…

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NOW: Premieres

August 5 @ 7:30 pm
Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, 530 S Frontage Rd E
Vail, CO 81657 United 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. Artist-In-Residence Lauren Lovette in rehearsal with Patricia Delgado. Photo by Erin Baiano. Featured artists to include: Adji Cissoko, Alonzo King LINES Ballet Calvin…

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Master Class: Ballet with Carla Körbes

August 6 @ 9:00 am
Vail Mountain School, 3000 Booth Falls Rd
Vail, CO 81657 United States
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$35

Welcome to the 2019 Vail Dance Festival Master Class Series Each summer the Vail Dance Festival hosts a Master Class Series giving dance students from the Vail Valley and surrounding areas the opportunity to learn and gain invaluable dance experience from world-class dancers and instructors. With purchase of ticket, one observer is allowed to attend. Ticket sales close at 8:00pm the night before the class. Please understand that ALL classes will be taught at an advanced level and are intended…

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Young Patron’s Dance Party

August 6 @ 6:00 pm
Manor Vail, 595 East Vail Valley Drive
Vail, CO 81657 United States
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$10 – $20.19

Don’t Miss the Vail Dance Festival’s Young Patron’s Dance Party before Dance for $20.19 on August 6! Party includes social dance lessons, great music, and light refreshments. Enjoy a fun start to Dance for $20.19 in the Manor Vail Tent Studio, where our professional dancers rehearse daily, and then walk over to the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater for the 7:30pm show.

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Dance for $20.19

August 6 @ 7:30 pm
Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, 530 S Frontage Rd E
Vail, CO 81657 United 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. Join the Festival Fan Club for early access to all Festival tickets including Dance for $20.19! The Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater during Dance for $20.18. Photo by John-Ryan Lockman. Evening’s Program: Behind the Scenes: In Rehearsal with Damian Woetzel: Lauren Lovette, Roman Mejia excerpt from Common Ground: Alonzo King LINES Ballet – Babatunji, Robb Breseford, Adji Cissoko, Madeline Devries,…

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Master Class: Ballet with Lauren Lovette

August 7 @ 9:00 am
Vail Mountain School, 3000 Booth Falls Rd
Vail, CO 81657 United States
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$35

Welcome to the 2019 Vail Dance Festival Master Class Series Each summer the Vail Dance Festival hosts a Master Class Series giving dance students from the Vail Valley and surrounding areas the opportunity to learn and gain invaluable dance experience from world-class dancers and instructors. With purchase of ticket, one observer is allowed to attend. Ticket sales close at 8:00pm the night before the class. Please understand that ALL classes will be taught at an advanced level and are intended…

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Dancing in the Park

August 7 @ 5:30 pm
Avon Performance Pavilion, 1 Lake St
Avon, CO 81632 United 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.  

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Master Class: Modern with Martha Graham Dance Company

August 8 @ 9:00 am
Vail Mountain School, 3000 Booth Falls Rd
Vail, CO 81657 United States
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$35

Welcome to the 2019 Vail Dance Festival Master Class Series Each summer the Vail Dance Festival hosts a Master Class Series giving dance students from the Vail Valley and surrounding areas the opportunity to learn and gain invaluable dance experience from world-class dancers and instructors. With purchase of ticket, one observer is allowed to attend. Ticket sales close at 8:00pm the night before the class. Please understand that ALL classes will be taught at an advanced level and are intended…

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Master Class: Ballet with Ballet Hispánico

August 9 @ 9:00 am
Vail Mountain School, 3000 Booth Falls Rd
Vail, CO 81657 United States
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$35

Welcome to the 2019 Vail Dance Festival Master Class Series Each summer the Vail Dance Festival hosts a Master Class Series giving dance students from the Vail Valley and surrounding areas the opportunity to learn and gain invaluable dance experience from world-class dancers and instructors. With purchase of ticket, one observer is allowed to attend. Ticket sales close at 8:00pm the night before the class. Please understand that ALL classes will be taught at an advanced level and are intended…

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Martha Graham Dance Company

August 9 @ 7:30 pm
Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, 530 S Frontage Rd E
Vail, CO 81657 United 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. Anne Souder and Lloyd Mayor in Martha Graham’s “Dark Meadow Suite”. Photo by Hibbard Nash Photography. Featured artists to include: Janet Eilber, Artistic Director LaRUE Allen, Executive Director Lloyd Knight Ben Schultz Xin Ying Lloyd Mayor Natasha M. Diamond-Walker Lorenzo Pagano Charlotte…

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Dancing in the Streets: Ballet Hispánico

August 10 @ 12:00 pm
Free

Come out to the cross streets of Bridge and Gore in Vail Village on Saturday, August 10th to get a sneak peak at Ballet Hispánico before they wrap up the Vail Dance Festival that evening! The dancers will be performing excerpts of Ballet Hispánico’s repertory and you’ll even get a chance to learn some of the choreography yourself! The performance starts at 12pm and it’s FREE!

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Closing Night Celebration: Ballet Hispánico

August 10 @ 7:30 pm
Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, 530 S Frontage Rd E
Vail, CO 81657 United 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. Join us for a post-performance fiesta with Festival artists and a live salsa band to celebrate the closing of the 2019 Vail Dance Festival! Ballet Hispánico. Photo by Paula Lobo. Evening’s Program: El Viaje: The Company Sombrerísimo: Chris Bloom, Jared Bogart, Gabrielle Sprauve, Dandara Veiga, Melissa Verdecia, Lyvan Verdecia Club Havana: Jared Bogart, Antonio Cangiano, Shelby Colona, Paulo Hernandez-Farella, Laura Lopez,…

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