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Vail Dance Festival kicks off 29th year

  • February 8, 2017
  • by Dance Informa.

The Vail Dance Festival in Colorado has launched its 29th year with the unveiling of its 2017 Season lineup – featuring new collaborations, artist debuts, and world premieres. Directed by retired New York City Ballet star Damian Woetzel, the season will run July 29–August 12.

Tap dance innovator and MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipient Michelle Dorrance will be this year’s Artist-In-Residence. She will anchor the Festival’s annual night of world premieres, which will specifically celebrate new work by women choreographers this year.

The 2017 Season will also focus on choreographer Jerome Robbins and composer Leonard Bernstein in anticipation of their joint 2018 centennial anniversary. VDF will revive their groundbreaking works for various performances.

Read more about the 2017 Vail Dance Festival Season at Dance Informa.

Photo: Lil Buck, Michelle Dorrance, Robert Fairchild, and Melissa Toogood perform during the 2016 Vail Dance Festival’s International Evenings of Dance. Photo by Erin Baiano.

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