Vail International Dance Festival 2013
July 28, 2013
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OPENING NIGHT CELEBRATION
Sunday, July 28, 2013 - GERALD R. FORD AMPHITHEATER, VAIL - 7:30pm
ABOUT THE OPENING NIGHT CELEBRATION
In celebration of its 25th anniversary, Vail International Dance Festival opens with a mixed bill of repertory highlights and a stellar cast of Festival Artists in their first appearance of the season. In the second act, Pacific Northwest Ballet returns to the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater stage to perform George Balanchine’s iconic ballet Serenade,* bathed in natural moonlight and accompanied by full orchestra.
FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY:
* Pacific Northwest Ballet
* Charles "Lil Buck" Riley
* Tiler Peck & Robert Fairchild from New York City Ballet
* Francesca Romo & Jonathan Royse Windham from Gallim Dance
* Jeffrey Cirio from Boston Ballet
* Maria Kochetkova from San Francisco Ballet
* Gabriel Missé & Analia Centurión
* More artists to be announced soon
Tickets for the 2013 Vail International Dance Festival are on sale now. The best seats at the best ticket prices are available now through June 13. All pricing after June 13 is subject to change. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling the Box Office at 888.920.ARTS (2787).
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Vail International Dance Festival is a treasured celebration of dance, renowned for its artistic excellence and unparalleled programming. Performances will take place July 28 through August 10 at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail and the Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek, while community events will be held in the streets and villages throughout the Vail Valley. Under the leadership of Artistic Director and former New York City Ballet Principal Dancer Damian Woetzel, the 2013 Vail International Dance Festival (VIDF) will host a total of 11 performances. The event’s spirited atmosphere transforms Vail into a culturally rich environment that is inviting to dance aficionados and newcomers alike.