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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Vail International Dance Festival 2014


The 2014 Vail International Dance Festival will see American Ballet Theater's Herman Cornejo make his debut in George Balanchine’s “Rubies” alongside New York City Ballet principal Tiler Peck with the Pennsylvania Ballet on the festival's opening night. Cornejo, Peck, and NYCB principal Robert Fairchild will perform with the Martha Graham Dance Company in a reworking of Graham’s 1940 “Letter to the World,” not seen in its entirety since 1988.

Other dancers at the festival:
tango artist Gabriel Misse
NYCB's Chase Finlay, Zachary Catazaro, Joseph Gordon and Lauren Lovette,
Boston Ballet's Jeffrey Cirio and Misa Kuranaga,
Pacific Northwest Ballet's Carla Korbes
Royal Ballet's  Matthew Golding and Beatriz Stix-Brunell
ABT's Isabella Boylston. 

The festival runs from July 27 to Aug. 9 in Vail, Colo., under the direction of  Damian Woetzel.

Also featured: the return of Wendy Whelan’s “Restless Creature” project; a collaboration between the Taiwanese modern dancer Fang-Yi Sheu and the classical Indian dancer Shantala Shivalingappa; and new works by the Memphis jooker Lil Buck, and the contemporary dance choreographers Brian Brooks and Matthew Neenan.


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  • Sun. Jul. 27, 2014

    Opening Night


    Vail International Dance Festival
    Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater
    7:30 PM
    • Fan Club Pre-Sale March 19 / Public Sale March 25, 2014
  • Mon. Jul. 28, 2014

    Pennsylvania Ballet


    Balanchine Celebration 
    Balanchine Celebration includes the masterpieces Serenade, Tarantella and Stravinsky Violin Concerto
    Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater
    7:30 PM
    • Fan Club Pre-Sale March 19 / Public Sale March 25, 2014
  • Wed. Jul. 30, 2014

    UpClose: Jewels


    Pennsylvania Ballet & Special Guests
    Vilar Performing Arts Center
    6:30 PM 
    Hosted by Festival Director Damian Woetzel, this benefit evening focuses on George Balanchine’s masterpiece Jewels, his full evening plot-less ballet in three acts entitled Emeralds, Rubies and Diamonds with music by Faure, Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky. In the unique UpClose rehearsal-style format, excerpts from each section of Jewels will be performed by Pennsylvania Ballet along with special Festival guests including Carla Körbes, Tiler Peck and Festival Artist-in-Residence Herman Cornejo.
    • Fan Club Pre-Sale March 19 / Public Sale March 25, 2014
  • Fri. Aug. 01, 2014

    International Evenings of Dance I


    Vail International Dance Festival
    Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater
    7:30 PM
    • Fan Club Pre-Sale March 19 / Public Sale March 25, 2014
  • Sat. Aug. 02, 2014

    International Evenings of Dance II


    Vail International Dance Festival
    Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater
    7:30 PM
    • Fan Club Pre-Sale March 19 / Public Sale March 25, 2014
  • Mon. Aug. 04, 2014

    NOW: Premieres


    Hosted by Damian Woetzel
    Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater
    7:30 PM
    • Fan Club Pre-Sale March 19 / Public Sale March 25, 2014
  • Tue. Aug. 05, 2014

    Dance for $20.14


    Vail International Dance Festival
    Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater
    7:30 PM
    This popular sampler performance showcases a variety of Festival artists in a mixed-bill evening. With specially-priced tickets for every seat in the house, Dance for $20.14 features ballet and Memphis jookin’ artists, along with the powerhouse contemporary dance company BalletX. Tickets on sale June 2014.
    • Specially priced tickets on sale June 2014
  • Wed. Aug. 06, 2014

    Wendy Whelan: Restless Creature


    Vail International Dance Festival
    Vilar Performing Arts Center
    6:30 PM 
    The Vail premiere of a collection of ballets created specially for celebrated ballerina Wendy Whelan. The project began in Vail in 2012 with the pairing of Whelan and Brian Brooks in a new duet for NOW: Premieres. That acclaimed collaboration led to Whelan commissioning three more dynamic choreographers to join her in creating a full evening entitled Restless Creature. Joining Whelan in this unique collaborative performance are Kyle Abraham (The Serpent and the Smoke); Joshua Beamish (Waltz Epoca); Brian Brooks (First Fall) and Alejandro Cerrudo (Ego Et Tu).
    • Fan Club Pre-Sale March 19 / Public Sale March 25, 2014
  • Thu. Aug. 07, 2014

    Martha Graham Dance Company


    Vail International Dance Festival
    Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater
    7:30 PM 
    In its only performance of the Festival, the Martha Graham Dance Company presents masterpieces by its founder Martha Graham, one of the 20th century's most influential artistic voices. Joined on stage by guest artists, the evening’s program features Errand Into the Maze, Diversion of Angels and the world premiere of The Letter Suite – a new arrangement of the 1940 masterwork Letter to the World. Inspired by the poetry of Emily Dickinson and not seen in its entirety since 1988, The Letter Suite (working title) will feature guest artists Tiler Peck, Herman Cornejo and Robert Fairchild alongside stars of the Graham Company. The evening closes with Echo, a new work created in 2014 by Andonis Fondiakis which demonstrates how the Martha Graham Dance Company is building on its legacy with new repertory for the 21st century.
     
    • Fan Club Pre-Sale March 19 / Public Sale March 25, 2014
  • Fri. Aug. 08, 2014

    Ballroom Spectacular


    Vail International Dance Festival
    Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater
    7:30 PM 
    Latin dance sensations Emmanuel Pierre-Antoine and Liana Churilova create a unique 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.
     
    • Fan Club Pre-Sale March 19 / Public Sale March 25, 2014
  • Sat. Aug. 09, 2014

    Dance TV


    Vail International Dance Festival
    Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater
    7:30 PM 
    The Festival closer brings the thrill of dance on the small screen to life, with spectacular artists from hit shows like “Dancing with the Stars,” “So You Think You Can Dance" and more. Lineup includes Anna Trebunskaya from "Dancing with the Stars," Alex Wong, Allison Holker and tWitch from “So You Think You Can Dance,” Lil’ Buck, Ron “Prime Tyme” Myles and New York City Ballet's Tiler Peck & Robert Fairchild, with more to be announced…
    • Fan Club Pre-Sale March 19 / Public Sale March 25, 2014

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