Fans of the arts and luxury travel will not want to miss the 27th season of the Vail International Dance Festival this summer, which will take place from July 27-August 10. In addition to seeing many of the world’s greatest artists from all genres of dance perform in the heart of Colorado’s scenic Rocky Mountains, attendees can enjoy a stay at Vail’s legendary Sonnenalp Hotel http://www.sonnenalp.com/. Special rates during the festival start at $260 per night for a luxurious suite, 15% off spa services and complimentary Wi-Fi. Please check out our YouTube Video for more information at this link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EROdA48efZs&feature=youtu.be
Located in the pristine alpine community of Vail, Colorado, The Vail International Dance Festival features many of the world’s greatest artists from all genres of dance. Under the direction of former New York City Ballet star Damian Woetzel, the Festival’s 2015 season includes Artist-in-Residence ballerina Carla Körbes, Savion Glover, Wendy Whelan, American Ballet Theatre’s Isabella Boylston, Misty Copeland, and Herman Cornejo, New York City Ballet’s Sara Mearns, Tiler Peck, Lauren Lovette, Jared Angle, Chase Finlay, Zachary Catazaro, and Joseph Gordon, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Linda Celeste Sims and Antonio Douthit-Boyd, Boston Ballet’s Misa Kuranaga and Jeffrey Cirio, Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Angelica Generosa, and Memphis Jookers Lil Buck and Prime Tyme.
The 2015 program highlights include more unique-to-Vail programs than ever before, with a series of mixed bills combining repertory in new arrangements and dancers in new roles and partnerships. Dance House will feature a main performance with artists from the worlds of ballroom, ballet, street dance, and the variety of dance on television, followed by special site-specific performances throughout the house of the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, all creating an immersive, one-night-only “house of dance” with artists ranging from Chicago “Footworker” King Charles to ballerina Tiler Peck. Ballet Blast brings ballet from around the world with a selection of artists and companies, including the National Ballet of Mexico making its Vail debut, and repertory ranging from contemporary choreography to Balanchine masterpieces to classics from the 19th century. In what has become an awaited yearly performance, NOW: Premieres features world premieres by some of today’s most dynamic choreographers, including John Heginbotham, Pam Tanowitz, Silas Riener & Rashaun Mitchell, Matthew Neenan, and Lil Buck, with dancers from Dance Heginbotham, BalletX, artists from New York City Ballet, and several of the choreographers themselves.
The outdoor splendor of the Colorado Rocky Mountains is the perfect backdrop to artistic brilliance, and each summer the unique mountain town of Vail plays host to the world’s finest dancers. Now in its twenty-seventh year, the Vail International Dance Festival has developed into a treasured celebration of dance, renowned for its artistic excellence and unparalleled programming. Nearly twenty thousand people from around the world descend on Vail, a vibrant cultural destination, for the Festival’s two-week residence. The event’s spirited atmosphere transforms the village into a culturally-rich environment that is inviting to dance aficionados and newcomers alike. For more information, visit www.vaildance.org, like us on Facebook: Vail International Dance Festival, follow us on Twitter: @VailDance and Instagram: @VailDanceFest.