2019 Vail Dance Festival Brochure

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Ballet Hispánico

MALPASO DANCE COMPANY

Photo by Paula Lobo

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AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE

COMMUNITY EVENTS Wed. August 7 5:30pm

Dancing in the Park: Colorado Ballet & Alonzo King LINES Ballet Avon Performance Pavilion at Nottingham Park

Mon. July 29–Fri. August 2

Celebrate The Beat Pop Hop Camp

A weeklong dance immersion camp available for kids ages 7 and up.

ALONZO KING

Sun. August 4

Tutu Tea Party

LINES BALLET

Christine Shevchenko in Songs of Bukovina Photo by Marty Sohl

Cover photo: Unity Phelan and Calvin Royal III in Agon Photo by Erin Baiano

Choreography © The George Balanchine Trust

A perfect day of dance and fun for girls and boys ages 4-7. Featuring special guest appearances from Festival dancers.

Adji Cissoko in Biophony Photo by Erin Baiano

A project of the

Martha Graham Dance Company Lloyd Knight

Photo by Hibbard Nash Photography

Dancing in the Streets

Beatriz Garcia and Michael Avalos Photo by Nir Arieli

Join Festival artists for dancing and fun! All ages and abilities are welcome.

Master Class Series

An opportunity for local students to learn from renowned dancers and instructors.

Visit vaildance.org for more info and to sign up for Master Classes.

CONTACT US

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SUPPORT For membership opportunities, e-mail

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TICKETS FAN CLUB � VAIL VALLEY MEMBER PRE-SALE ACCESS

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY ��

Join the Festival Fan Club or become a Vail Valley Member for priority ticketing and more great benefits.

PUBLIC TICKETS ON SALE

TUESDAY, MARCH �

Tickets for Dance for $20.19 go on sale June 19, 2019.

SPECIAL FESTIVAL PRICING ENCORE CLUB PASS: ���� · Good for one lawn ticket to each performance at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail (9 performances total) · Ability to purchase discounted guest lawn tickets and Dance for $20.19 tickets, $25 seat upgrades and more · One free beverage at each performance

STUDENT � FACULTY LAWN PASS: ��� · Good for one lawn ticket to each performance at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail (9 performances total) · Pass-holder must be a student or faculty member with valid ID

BALLETX

The Little Prince

Fri. July 26 7:30pm GRFA

Tue. July 30 7:30pm GRFA

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 the 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.

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.

Sat. July 27 7:30pm GRFA

UpClose: JUST Dances

Opening Night

American Ballet Theatre

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. Sun. July 28 7:30pm VPAC

Malpaso Dance Company

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.

BalletX: The Little Prince

Wed. July 31 6:30pm VPAC

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 Splendido in Beaver Creek. (Tickets sold separately.)

The ���� 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 King’s LINES Ballet and from New York City Ballet. (Two performances only: Sat. August 3, International Evening II and Mon. August 5, NOW: Premieres). Fri. August 2 7:30pm GRFA Sat. August 3 7:30pm GRFA

International Evenings of Dance I & II

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.

Mon. August 5 7:30pm GRFA

NOW: Premieres

New works and collaborations by a selection of today’s most adventurous voices in dance and music, featuring world-premieres from Artist-InResidence 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.

Tue. August 6 7:30pm GRFA

Dance for $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! Wed. August 7 5:30pm AVON

Dancing in the Park: Colorado Ballet & Alonzo King LINES Ballet

FREE Performance The Festival welcomes Alonzo King LINES Ballet and the Colorado Ballet to Avon for a free, familyfriendly 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.

Fri. August 9 7:30pm GRFA

Martha Graham Dance Company

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. Sat. August 10 7:30pm GRFA

Closing Night Celebration with Ballet Hispánico

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!

All performances and artists are subject to change.

���� SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE Fri. July 26 7:30pm GRFA

Opening Night

$50–$113

Sat. July 27 7:30pm GRFA

American Ballet Theatre $50–$125

Sun. July 28 7:30pm VPAC

FREE Performance

Fri. August 9 7:30pm GRFA

Martha Graham Dance Company

$50–$100

Tue. July 30 7:30pm GRFA

Closing Night Celebration with Ballet Hispánico

$50–$100

BalletX: The Little Prince

Sat. August 10 7:30pm GRFA

$50–$113

$50–$105

Wed. July 31 6:30pm VPAC

GRFA = Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, Vail

$50–$150

– The New York Times

Dancing in the Park: Colorado Ballet & Alonzo King LINES Ballet

Malpaso Dance Company

UpClose: JUST Dances

“At Vail…, dance artists renew and extend themselves.”

Wed. August 7 5:30pm AVON

Fri. August 2 7:30pm GRFA Sat.August 3 7:30pm GRFA

International Evenings of Dance I & II

$60–$130

Mon. August 5 7:30pm GRFA

NOW: Premieres

$50-$105

VPAC = V ilar Performing Arts Center, Beaver Creek AVON = Avon Performance Pavilion, Nottingham Park (Free shows) GRFA Lawn Tickets: Prices starting at $25* | $10 Student FREE for kids 12 & under *Prices subject to change

Tue. August 6 7:30pm GRFA

Dance for $20.19

$10.19 | $20.19

2019 Artist-In-Residence Lauren Lovette in rehearsal with Patrica Delgado

Roderick Phifer

Photo by Erin Baiano

Photo by Gabriel Bienczycki For a complete schedule of events, artist information and to purchase tickets:

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Reserved Tickets are $50–$150*

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

SUPPORT THE FESTIVAL!

GRFA lawn tickets start at $25 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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