Opening Night

Performance Details

GERALD R. FORD AMPHITHEATER

Opening Night kicks off the season with a program featuring artists and companies making appearances throughout the Festival including Dance Theatre of Harlem, Limón Dance Company, Artist-In-Residence Sara Mearns, Michelle Dorrance, and ballroom duo Denys Drozdyuk and Antonina Skobina. In the second half of the evening, guest stars from New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theatre will join Colorado Ballet in a special performance of George Balanchine’s landmark ballet Serenade, with Tschaikovsky’s score performed live by the National Repertory Orchestra conducted by Michael Stern.

Casting and repertory are subject to change.


Photo credit: Festival Artists perform “Serenade” at the 2017 Vail Dance Festival. Photo by Erin Baiano.

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Vail Dance Festival

The Vail Dance Festival is a two-week celebration of exceptional artistry taking place in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

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