UpClose with Damian Woetzel

Performance Details


Swerve: a sudden change of direction 

The UpClose Series. Dance as an art progresses through innovations and changes of direction both sudden and gradual. UpClose with Damian Woetzel features dramatic “swerves” in the history of dance as shown through the works that have led dance forward. Hosted by Festival Artistic Director Damian Woetzel, the program features Festival stars in rehearsal and performance mode as they take on groundbreaking choreography from across centuries in dance styles from ballet and modern dance to tap and ballroom.

Casting and repertory are subject to change.

Photo credit: Roman Mejia with Damian Woetzel performs Prodigal Son (1929) by George Balanchine on the UpClose | Mr. B: George Balanchine’s 20th Century program of the 2023 Vail Dance Festival. Photo by Christopher Duggan.

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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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