The Vail Dance Festival is a two-week celebration of exceptional artistry taking place in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains.
GERALD R. FORD AMPHITHEATER
The Vail Dance Festival kicks off its 34th season on Opening Night, Friday, July 29, with a spectacular evening of performances featuring New York City Ballet MOVES in Red Angels by Ulysses Dove and Other Dances by Jerome Robbins, the legendary Limón Dance Company and the fusion street styles of Ephrat Asherie Dance will make their Vail debuts, and of course, special performances by Festival stars.
Generously Underwritten by Lisa Tannebaum & Don Brownstein.
Choreography: Ephrat Asherie, in collaboration with EAD
Composer: Ernesto Nazareth with Musical Direction by Ehud Asherie and Percussion Arrangements by Sergio Krakowski
Dancers: Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie, Manon Bal, Teena Marie Custer, Valerie “Ms. Vee” Ho, Matthew “Megawatt” West
Musicians: Eduardo Belo, Angel Lau, Ben Rosenblum, Jeremy Smith
The Waldstein Sonata (excerpt)
Music: Ludwig Van Beethoven, Piano Sonata no 21 in C Major, Opus 53 (1803-1804)
Choreography: José Limón, Daniel Lewis
Dancers: [Limón Dance Company] Joey Columbus, MJ Edwards, Mariah Gravelin, Deepa Liegel, Nicholas Ruscica, Frances Lorraine Samson, Jessica Sgambelluri, Robert M Valdez, Jr.
Pianist: Cameron Grant
Music: Frédéric Chopin
Choreography: Jerome Robbins
Dancers: Tiler Peck and Roman Mejia
Musician: Elaine Chelton (Piano)
Music: Fatboy Slim
Choreography: Caili Quan
Dancers: [DanceAspen] Sammy Altenau, Marian Faustino, Madeleine Scott, Kaya Wolsey
There is a Time
Music: Norman Dello Joio
Choreography: José Limón
Dancers: Limón Dance Company
Choreography: The Artists
Dancers: Robbie Fairchild, Byron Tittle
Music: Richard Einhorn
Choreography: Ulysses Dove
Dancers: Ashley Hod, Unity Phelan, Aaron Sanz, and Peter Walker
Musician: Mary Rowell (Electric Violin)
Casting and repertory are subject to change.
Photo credit: Tiler Peck and Roman Mejia perform Jerome Robbins’ Other Dances. Photo by Erin Baiano.