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Alonzo King LINES Ballet Photo by RJ Muna

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The Blues Project featuring Dorrance Dance with Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely Photo by Christopher Duggan

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Avon Performance Pavilion at Nottingham Park Mon. July 30–Fri. August 3

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Cover photo: Tiler Peck in George Balanchine’s Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux. (Choreography by George

Balanchine ŠThe George Balanchine Trust).

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30th Anniversary Season

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PUBLIC TICKETS ON SALE

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY Ĺ“Ĺ‘ Tickets for Dance for $20.18 go on sale June 18, 2018.

SPECIAL FESTIVAL PRICING ĂŠĂŠ Ă?ĂŒ~ŹŒřő ¡ Good for one lawn ticket to each performance at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail (9 shows total) ¡ Ability to purchase discounted guest lawn passes and Dance for $20.18 tickets, $25 seat upgrades and more ¡ One free beverage at each performance

STUDENT ĹœĂŒĂŠ  ĂŒĂŒ~ĹąĹ˜Ĺ– ¡ Good for one lawn ticket to each performance at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail (9 shows total) ¡ Pass-holder must be a student or faculty member with valid ID

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A season opening celebration, featuring Festival stars along with appearances by Alonzo King LINES Ballet and American Ballet Theatre performing the Vail premiere of Souvenir d’un lieu cher choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky, “One of the 21st century’s greatest choreographers...â€? —The New York Times /(| /&3szĆ•x~tq*'Ć•ĂŒ

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For its Festival debut performance, American Ballet Theatre presents an evening of mixed repertory, including the Vail premiere of Alexei Ratmansky’s Serenade after Plato’s Symposium, hailed as the choreographer’s “...most authoritatively original creationâ€? (The New York Times). The program will also feature Jerome Robbins’ Other Dances with guest artist New York City Ballet principal dancer Tiler Peck. )(| /&3tqĆ•v~tq*'Ć•ĂŒ

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FREE Performance A free family-friendly event at the Avon Performance Pavilion at Nottingham Park, featuring Alonzo King LINES Ballet which is celebrated for collaboration and creation of works that draw on diverse cultural traditions. Also performing will be children from Vail's Celebrate The Beat arts education program. /| /&3trĆ•x~tq*'Ć•ĂŒ

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renowned for connecting audiences to a profound sense of shared humanity. For its Festival debut performance, LINES will perform two acclaimed Alonzo King ballets: Biophony and SAND. |ĂŒ/!/-.rĆ•w~tq*'Ć•ĂŒĂŠ

*ĂŠ&)-~Vail Premieres

Director Damian Woetzel presents an all-star cast in a rehearsal-style performance, featuring new works premiering at the 2018 Festival. This UpClose will focus on the relationship of dance and music, highlighting the Festival’s Leonard Bernstein ComposerIn-Residence, the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw, and the new choreography being created to her work at the Festival this year by Justin Peck. Elevate your evening by attending a pre-show reception and postperformance dinner with the dancers. (Tickets sold separately.)

Adventures of this kind are what has made Vail legendary #(.)3‹-(1),&|‰ —The New York Times

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Dance for $20.18

An 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„

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International Evenings of Dance I & II

ĂŒ'!(#Ĺ?(.-.) -.&&,( artists 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 Specialtiesâ€? –The New York Times

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NOW: Premieres

NOW: Premieres presents new works performed by a wide range of celebrated dancers. 2018 choreographers will include: tap dance pioneer Michelle Dorrance; New York City Ballet principal Lauren Lovette; New York City Ballet Resident

Reserved Tickets are $50–$125*

GRFA = Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, Vail VPAC = Vilar Performing Arts Center, Beaver Creek *Pricing is subject to change based on availability. AVON = Avon Performance Pavilion, Nottingham Park (Free shows)

Choreographer Justin Peck; emerging ballet choreographer Claudia Schreier; modern dancers and choreographers Silas Riener and Rashaun Mitchell; and New York City Ballet principal Tiler Peck, who will be making her choreographic debut. Live music for the premiere dances will be highlighted by a new composition by the Festival’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Leonard Bernstein Composer-In-Residence Caroline Shaw, with performances by Shaw herself, and musicians including Kate Davis, Cameron Grant, Kurt Crowley, and resident string quartet Brooklyn Rider, who will premiere a new composition by Gabriela Lena Frank.

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FREE Performance Ballet HispĂĄnico will perform in a free family-friendly show at the Avon Performance Pavilion at Nottingham Park. The New York-based Ballet HispĂĄnico explores and celebrates the diversity of Latino cultures through the dialogue of dance. Also performing will be children from Vail's Celebrate The Beat arts education program.

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Ballet HispĂĄnico, the premier Latino dance organization in the United States, is breaking through stereotypes by inspiring audiences with repertory that explores the diversity of Latino cultures. This performance will feature CARMEN.maquia, an exhilarating contemporary take on Bizet’s beloved composition which was recently featured on PBS' Lincoln Center at the Movies. ,#|ĂŒ/!/-.rqĆ•x~tq*'Ć•ĂŒ

The Blues Project

Featuring Dorrance Dance with Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely

Created by Michelle Dorrance, Derick K. Grant, Toshi Reagon and Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards 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, â€œâ€Śrich and exciting.â€? .|ĂŒ/!/-.rrĆ•x~tq*'Ć•ĂŒ

Closing Night Celebration with BalletX

Festival 2018 closes with Vail favorite BalletX in a program of works never before seen in Vail, including a world premiere by Lil Buck. The performance will be followed by an onstage dance party with the artists, bringing the Festival to a rousing conclusion celebrating dance for all.

All performances and artists are subject to change.

SUPPORT THE FESTIVAL!

GRFA lawn tickets start at $23 and are subject to change.

Donations to the Vail Dance Festival are tax-deductible and help make it possible for us to provide the highest caliber programming. E-mail mbrassel@vvf.org or call 970.777.2015.

$10 lawn tickets are available for students 13 and older with an ID. Complimentary lawn seating is available for children 12 and under when accompanied by a paying adult – no ticket needed!

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$50–$113

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The Blues Project

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Created by Michelle Dorrance, Derick K. Grant, Toshi Reagon and Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards

$50–$105

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Closing Night Celebration with BalletX

$50–$150

$50–$113

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GRFA = Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, Vail

International Evenings of Dance I & II

VPAC = Vilar Performing Arts Center, Beaver Creek

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GRFA Lawn Tickets: Prices starting at $23* | $10 Student FREE for kids 12 & under

$60–$125

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$50–$105

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Dance for $20.18

$10.18 | $20.18

*Prices subject to change AVON = Avon Performance Pavilion, Nottingham Park (Free shows)

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2018 Vail Dance Festival Brochure  
2018 Vail Dance Festival Brochure