2007 Vail International Dance Festival ~ July 29 - August 1, 2007
PNB will participate in the 2007 Vail International Dance Festival, July 29 - August 1, at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheatre and the Vilar Center for the Arts. A project of the Vail Valley Foundation, the annual dance event in Vail, Colorado, has hosted prestigious dance companies from around the world since its inception in 1989. PNB will present three one-showing-only programs at the festival, which also includes performances through August 11 by international artists such as The Royal Ballet’s Johan Kobborg, New York City Ballet’s Wendy Whelan, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Alicia J. Graf; plus performances by New York City hip-hop groups, performing artists from the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival, an evening with tap virtuoso Savion Glover and the inaugural performance of Christopher Wheeldon’s new company, Morphoses.
American Dance Spectacular, July 29 at 7:30 p.m., features George Balanchine's Square Dance, Jerome Robbins's In the Night and Twyla Tharp's Nine Sinatra Songs. The following day, July 30, 7:30 p.m. the Company presents A Tribute to Balanchine, featuring Balanchine's Square Dance, Agon and Rubies. On August 1, 7:30 p.m., PNB performs Modern Masters, a program featuring Tharp's Nine Sinatra Songs, Nacho Duato's Jardi Tancat, Marco Goecke's Mopey and William Forsythe's In the middle, somewhat elevated.
Pacific Northwest Balletâ€™s appearance at Vail International Dance Festival is generously underwritten by James and Sherry Raisbeck.
TICKETS are available online at www.vvf.org or by phone at 970-845-TIXS(8497) or 1-888-920-ARTS(2787). More information on the festival can be found online at www.vaildance.org
A "Heads Up" with more info about Wheeldon's Morphoses performances at Vail can be found here: