Opening Night

Performance Details


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.



ODEON (excerpt) 
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

Other Dances 
Music: Frédéric Chopin 
Choreography: Jerome Robbins 
Dancers: Tiler Peck and Roman Mejia 
Musician: Elaine Chelton (Piano) 

Press Play 
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 

Piéce d’Occasion 
Music: TBD 
Choreography: The Artists 
Dancers: Robbie Fairchild, Byron Tittle 

Red Angels 
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.

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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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