Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater In The News

COVID-19 novel coronavirus: the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater response to Eagle County Public Health standing order to prohibit events of 50 or more

The Board of Directors, leadership and staff of the Vail Valley Foundation place the health and well-being of our employees and their families, our supporters, guests and the people we serve at our many events and programs, as a top priority.

Effective immediately, the Eagle County Department of Public Health and Environment has issued a standing public health order prohibiting events of 50 people or more effective immediately through April 8, 2020.

The order includes certain exceptions including public schools and childcare. See the complete Eagle County order HERE.

The Vail Valley Foundation stands in full support of the recent order and is enacting appropriate measures across all our programs and events.

At this time, it is too early to make a determination to limit, postpone, or cancel any aspects of our Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater summer season. Our season begins in late May with local high school graduations, which are not recommended to be cancelled at this time.

The Ford Amphitheater is operated by the Vail Valley Foundation. The Vail Valley Foundation will continue to work closely with public health officials to determine if additional actions are necessary.

An All-Star Dance Gala Takes Risks and Soars

“The lineup was certainly dazzling: stars from City Ballet and American Ballet Theater but also some of the world’s greatest exponents of other forms, from modern (Matthew Rushing) to tango (Gabriel Missé) to kuchipudi (Shantala Shivalingappa) to Memphis jookin (Lil Buck). Yet what made the programs special was Mr. Woetzel’s way of balancing the surefire and crowd-pleasing with novelty and risk.”

Review: Hot Feet and Cool Bodies at Vail

“The path to the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater here in this Rocky Mountain resort town primes the ear with sounds of nature. But on Tuesday, it was the sound of shoes on wooden platforms that kept the audience rapt for nearly three-quarters of an hour.”

Vail Dance ReMix NYC – Review: From Balanchine to Jookin, a Sampler of Summer Souvenirs

“Damian Woetzel, impressively ambitious, has been making dance history for 10 years in Vail, Colo. As artistic director of the two-week Vail International Dance Festival, he assembles each August a top-class gathering of performers in multiple genres. No single program is performed twice. World premieres by front-rank choreographers (notably Alexei Ratmansky and Christopher Wheeldon) occur. So do unexpected partnerships between dancers from different companies and far-apart disciplines.”

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