Vail International Dance Festival
July 28 - August 10, 2013
Vail & Beaver Creek
The 2013 Vail International Dance Festival will take at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail and Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek, while community events will be held in streets and villages throughout the Vail Valley.
Schedule of Events:
July 28: OPENING NIGHT CELEBRATION - In celebration of its 25th anniversary, Vail International Dance Festival opens with a mixed bill of repertory highlights and a stellar cast of Festival Artists in their first appearance of the season. In the second act, Pacific Northwest Ballet returns to the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater stage to perform George Balanchine’s iconic ballet Serenade, bathed in natural moonlight and accompanied by full orchestra.
July 29: PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET - Pacific Northwest Ballet headlines this evening as part of the company’s 40th anniversary season, featuring the Vail premiere of a new work by acclaimed contemporary choreographer Christopher Wheeldon. The evening concludes with the famous “white act” of Swan Lake–widely considered the greatest of all classical ballets –featuring beloved Festival Artist Carla Körbes, with choreography by Kent Stowell and music by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky.
July 30: BALANCHINE IN BLACK & WHITE - Pacific Northwest Ballet concludes their Vail residency with an evening of neo-classical masterpieces, spanning a range of abstraction in the work of the legendary choreographer George Balanchine: Apollo (1928), Concerto Barocco (1941) and Agon (1957).
July 31: UPCLOSE: FOOTWORK 25TH ANNIVERSARY BENEFIT PERFORMANCE - Festival Director Damian Woetzel hosts a special 25th Anniversary Benefit Performance, which takes an UpClose look at virtuoso footwork, celebrating amazing technical feats in dance styles ranging from Memphis jookin’ to ballet and Tango featuring Charles “Lil Buck” Riley, Argentinian tango sensation Gabriel Missé, Festival Artists-in-Residence Tiler Peck and Robert Fairchild, American Ballet Theatre's Herman Cornejo, modern dance star Fang-Yi Sheu, and other Festival Artists. Proceeds from the UpClose: Footwork performance will benefit the Vail International Dance Festival.
August 2: INTERNATIONAL EVENINGS OF DANCE I - A stellar cast of the world’s greatest in dance take the stage in an evening of repertory excerpts praised by The New York Times as, “The best gala [I] have attended in decades.” This year, the assembled stars represent countries from the United States to Argentina, Brazil, England, Japan, China, and in a nod to the origins of the Vail International Dance Festival, Russia.
August 3: INTERNATIONAL EVENINGS OF DANCE II - A stellar cast of the world’s greatest in dance take the stage in an evening of repertory excerpts praised by The New York Times as, “The best gala [I] have attended in decades.” This year, the assembled stars represent countries from the United States to Argentina, Brazil, England, Japan, China, and in a nod to the origins of the Vail International Dance Festival, Russia.
August 5: NOW: PREMIERES HOSTED BY DAMIAN WOETZEL - Festival Director Damian Woetzel curates and hosts this evening of world premieres specially commissioned for VIDF’s 25th anniversary, including a new creation by legendary modern dance master Paul Taylor which will mark the choreographer’s 139th work and will be performed by the Paul Taylor Dance Company.
August 6: DANCE FOR $20.13 - A variety of dance styles and Festival Artists perform in this popular program at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, where every amphitheater seat is priced at $20.13— for one evening only!
August 8: PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY - In their only full-evening appearance at the Festival, the Paul Taylor Dance Company performs an evening of Taylor’s iconic works including the masterpiece Esplanade.
August 9: BALLROOM SPECTACULAR - Internationally-acclaimed ballroom stars Liana Churilova (Russia) and Emmanuel Pierre-Antoine (Haiti) host and headline a made-for-Vail showcase, with ballroom champions from around the world performing a variety of dances from the waltz to the rumba, cha-cha, merengue, samba, tango and foxtrot to a musical medley of classic hits.
August 10: DANCE TV - This popular Festival closer brings the thrill of dance on the small screen to life, featuring a series of winners and beloved favorites from hit shows including “Dancing with the Stars,” “So You Think You Can Dance,” “America’s Best Dance Crew,” and others.
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