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August 2018

Master Class: Ballet with Rebecca King Ferraro & Michael Breeden, Day 1

August 1 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Vail Mountain School, 3000 Booth Falls Rd
Vail, CO 81657 United States
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$35

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. Please understand that ALL classes will be taught at an advanced level and are intended for pre-professional students Attire: Proper dance shoes are required for each class. No rings, dangling earrings, or necklaces. Hair should be neatly pulled back into a bun or pony tail.…

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UpClose: Vail Premieres

August 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Vilar Performing Arts Center, 68 Avondale Ln
Avon, CO 81632 United States
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$50 – $150

Festival Artistic Director Damian Woetzel presents an all-star cast in a rehearsal-style performance, featuring new works at the 2018 Festival, specifically focusing on the relationship of dance and music. This UpClose will highlight the Festival’s Leonard Bernstein Composer-In-Residence, the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw, and the world premiere to her work, choreographed by Justin Peck in his first Festival commission. This performance will also feature the Vail premiere of Blueprint with choreography by Pam Tanowitz and music by Caroline Shaw…

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Master Class: Ballet with Alicia Graf Mack, Director of Juilliard Dance

August 2 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Vail Mountain School, 3000 Booth Falls Rd
Vail, CO 81657 United States
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$35

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. Please understand that ALL classes will be taught at an advanced level and are intended for pre-professional students Attire: Proper dance shoes are required for each class. No rings, dangling earrings, or necklaces. Hair should be neatly pulled back into a bun or pony tail.…

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International Evenings of Dance I

August 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, 530 S Frontage Rd E
Vail, CO 81657 United States
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$60 – $125

A brilliant cast of dancers from around the world takes the stage in these signature Festival performances. These two unique gala evenings of innovation and artistic collaboration include debuts and new partnerships by a selection of today’s foremost dancers. “Where Dancers Shine Beyond Their Usual Specialties” –The New York Times Featured Artists to include: Alicia Graf Mack Amelia Sturt-Dilley, Charlotte Ballet Calvin Royal III, American Ballet Theatre Carla Körbes Lil Buck, Memphis Jooker Cory Stearns, American Ballet Theatre Dario Natarelli,…

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Dancing in the Streets: Merce Cunningham Centennial

August 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Join the Vail Dance Festival on August 3rd to see excerpts of iconic Merce Cunningham choreography from dancers performing his repertory, past and present! You’ll even have a chance to learn some of the choreography! This is a special mid-day performance celebrating the Merce Cunningham Centennial in the heart of Vail at the cross streets of Bridge and Gore in Vail Village at 12pm! Best of all, it’s FREE!

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International Evenings of Dance II

August 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, 530 S Frontage Rd E
Vail, CO 81657 United States
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$60 – $125

A brilliant cast of dancers from around the world takes the stage in these signature Festival performances. These two unique gala evenings of innovation and artistic collaboration include debuts and new partnerships by a selection of today’s foremost dancers. “Where Dancers Shine Beyond Their Usual Specialties” –The New York Times Featured artists to include: Alicia Graf Mack Calvin Royal III, American Ballet Theatre Carla Körbes Lil Buck, Memphis Jooker Cory Stearns, American Ballet Theatre Dario Natarelli, Tap Dancer Devon Teuscher,…

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Film Screening Experience: West Side Story

August 5 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Vail Mountain School, 3000 Booth Falls Rd
Vail, CO 81657 United States
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$10

Join the Vail Dance Festival for an interactive West Side Story film screening experience at Vail Mountain School on Sunday, August 5 at 3pm. The afternoon features select excerpts* of the iconic film and is hosted by Artistic Director Damian Woetzel, who explains its everlasting impact on dance, culture and the world through the artistic collaboration of Jerome Robbins’ choreography and Leonard Bernstein’s musical compositions. At the conclusion of the screening experience, audience members are invited to join Damian outdoors…

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Master Class: Ballet with Johan Rivera, Rehearsal Director of Ballet Hispánico

August 6 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Vail Mountain School, 3000 Booth Falls Rd
Vail, CO 81657 United States
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$35

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. Please understand that ALL classes will be taught at an advanced level and are intended for pre-professional students Attire: Proper dance shoes are required for each class. No rings, dangling earrings, or necklaces. Hair should be neatly pulled back into a bun or pony tail.…

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NOW: Premieres

August 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, 530 S Frontage Rd E
Vail, CO 81657 United States
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$50 – $105

NOW: Premieres presents a collection of new works commissioned by the Festival from some of today’s most renowned and emerging choreographers and performed by artists from ballet, modern, and contemporary dance. The 2018 choreographers will include: New York City Ballet Resident Choreographer Justin Peck in collaboration with the Festival’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Leonard Bernstein Composer-In-Residence Caroline Shaw; New York City Ballet principal Lauren Lovette; MacArthur ‘genius’ grant recipient and founder of pioneering tap company Dorrance Dance, Michelle Dorrance; emerging ballet choreographer…

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Master Class: Ballet with Rebecca King Ferraro & Michael Breeden, Day 2

August 7 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Vail Mountain School, 3000 Booth Falls Rd
Vail, CO 81657 United States
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$35

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. Please understand that ALL classes will be taught at an advanced level and are intended for pre-professional students Attire: Proper dance shoes are required for each class. No rings, dangling earrings, or necklaces. Hair should be neatly pulled back into a bun or pony tail.…

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Young Patrons Party with Phyouture “Lil P”

August 7 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, 530 S Frontage Rd E
Vail, CO 81657 United States
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$25

Join your fellow dance enthusiasts for a pre-performance reception with Vail Dance Festival’s Scholar-In-Residence, Phyouture “Lil P.” Young Patrons Party with Special Guest Phyouture “Lil P” on Tuesday, August 7 | 6:30-7:30pm Borgen Family Patron Plaza @ The Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater All guests will receive an official Vail Dance Festival 2018 poster and be entered for a chance to win a Vail Dance Festival VIP Gift Bag.

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Dance for $20.18

August 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, 530 S Frontage Rd E
Vail, CO 81657 United States
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$20.18

A mixed-bill evening for everyone with guest artists from the 2018 Vail Dance Festival. Specially priced $20.18 reserved seating and $10.18 lawn tickets go on sale Monday, June 18. Join the Festival Fan Club for early access to all Festival tickets including Dance for $20.18! Evening Program*: Vail Dance Jam 3.0: LIL BUCK, MICHELLE DORRANCE, NAOMI FUNAKI, RON “PRIME TYME” MYLES, PHYOUTURE “LIL P” Tango y Yo: HERMAN CORNEJO White Swan Pas de Deux: DEVON TEUSCHER, CORY STEARNS Increasing: FRANCESCA FORCELLA, STANLEY…

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Master Class: Tap with Michelle Dorrance, Director of Dorrance Dance

August 8 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Vail Mountain School, 3000 Booth Falls Rd
Vail, CO 81657 United States
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$35

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. Please understand that ALL classes will be taught at an advanced level and are intended for pre-professional students Attire: Proper dance shoes are required for each class. No rings, dangling earrings, or necklaces. Hair should be neatly pulled back into a bun or pony tail.…

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TuTu Tea Party

August 8 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, 530 S Frontage Rd E
Vail, CO 81657 United States
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$80

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 American Ballet Theatre’s Devon Teuscher & Cory Stearns. Tutus will be provided for all little dancers! Parents are welcome to join the tea party fun or enjoy a complimentary all-level yoga class with Melissa Bartoletta from Mountain Soul Yoga in Ford Park.

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Dancing in the Park: Ballet Hispánico

August 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Avon Performance Pavilion, 1 Lake St
Avon, CO 81632 United States
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Free

The Festival welcomes Ballet Hispánico in a free family-friendly show on the extraordinary stage of the Avon Performance Pavilion at Nottingham Park. New York-based Ballet Hispánico explores and celebrates the diversity of Latino cultures through the dialogue of dance. Also, performing will be children from the Celebrate The Beat Pop Hop Camp. Come early and enjoy Avon’s Lake Street Market starting at 4pm with local food and drinks available!

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Master Class: Ballet with Christine Cox, Director of BalletX

August 9 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Vail Mountain School, 3000 Booth Falls Rd
Vail, CO 81657 United States
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$35

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. Please understand that ALL classes will be taught at an advanced level and are intended for pre-professional students Attire: Proper dance shoes are required for each class. No rings, dangling earrings, or necklaces. Hair should be neatly pulled back into a bun or pony tail.…

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Ballet Hispánico

August 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Vilar Performing Arts Center, 68 Avondale Ln
Avon, CO 81632 United States
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$50 – $100

Ballet Hispánico, the premiere Latino dance organization in the United States, is breaking through stereotypes by inspiring audiences with repertory that explores the diversity of Latino cultures. Founded by National Medal of Arts recipient Tina Ramirez, the company is led by acclaimed choreographer Eduardo Vilaro. The evening’s program will feature CARMEN.maquia, which was recently featured on PBS’ Lincoln Center at the Movies as an exhilarating contemporary take on Bizet’s beloved composition. LIMITED Valet Parking at the Vilar Performing Arts Center will be available…

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Dancing in the Streets: BalletX on top of Vail Mountain

August 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Top of Vail Mountain (Eagle’s Nest), 1 Main Vail
Vail, CO 81657 United States
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Free

BalletX is making the trek up to the top of Vail Mountain for the final Dancing in the Street of the 2018 Vail Dance Festival. Come see a teaser for their August 11th performance in Eagle’s Nest surrounded by the beauty of the mountains! It’s FREE and it starts at 1pm!

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The Blues Project

August 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, 530 S Frontage Rd E
Vail, CO 81657 United States
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$50 – $105

Dorrance Dance returns to the Festival with their collaborative work, The Blues Project. Bringing together Dorrance’s tap company with blues composer Toshi Reagon and her band BIGLovely, The Blues Project is a spectacular evening of original live music and explosive tap that The New Yorker calls, “…rich and exciting.” Evening Program*: THE BLUES PROJECT featuring Dorrance Dance with Toshi Reagon & BIGLovely Created by Michelle Dorrance, Derick K. Grant, Toshi Reagon, and Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards TOSHI REAGON Composer and Musical Director Choreography: MICHELLE DORRANCE, DERICK…

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Closing Night Celebration with BalletX

August 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, 530 S Frontage Rd E
Vail, CO 81657 United States
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$50 – $113

Festival 2018 closes with Vail favorite BalletX, in a program of works never before seen in Vail. The evening features a commissioned world premiere by Memphis Jookin star Lil Buck set to the music of renowned composer and musician, Jon Batiste. The performance will be followed by an onstage dance party, bringing the Festival to a rousing conclusion, celebrating dance for all! Evening Program*: Fancy Me: RODERICK PHIFER, CAILI QUAN Vivir: FRANCESCA FORCELLA, STANLEY GLOVER, GARY W. JETER II, ZACHARY…

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