VAIL, Colorado - A thrilling array of dance will again be on display Aug. 7 when the popularly priced Dance for $20.12 evening returns to the Vail Valley Foundation's Vail International Dance Festival at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for this unique mixed-bill performance are now on sale, with all reserved seats priced at just $20.12 and all general-admission lawn seats priced at $12 each.
Tickets for Dance for $20.12, as well as all other 2012 Dance Festival performances, are available online at vaildance.org, by calling the box office at 888-920-ARTS or in person at the Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek or Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail, which is now open for the 2012 summer season.
Aug. 7 marks the fifth installment of the public-minded performance that was created by Festival Artistic Director Damian Woetzel in an effort to make dance more accessible, both from a price and programming perspective. The evening is specifically designed to cultivate new dance audiences by providing a wide variety of dancers and dance styles in one evening's lineup.
"It's a wonderful performance that I look forward to every year," Woetzel said. "We welcome a house full of enthusiastic people, many of whom have never been to the dance festival before. The program itself reflects a variety of spectacular dancing going on in the world today, with appearances by many of the same stars that are seen on the regular festival schedule."
Dance for $20.12 will feature performances by contemporary dance groups Martha Graham Dance Company and BalletX. Informed by the expansive vision of pioneering choreographer Martha Graham, Martha Graham Dance Company brings to life a timeless and uniquely American style of dance that has influenced generations of artists and continues to captivate audiences. Martha Graham Dance Company will perform "Steps in the Streets" from "Chronicle."
BalletX is an intensely innovative and adventurous dance company that produces sophisticated, striking choreography. The Philadelphia-based company will perform "The Last Glass" by choreographer Matthew Neenan. The Dance for $20.12 audience also can look forward to an appearance by New York City Ballet's Robert Fairchild. Additional performing artists will be announced at a later date.
Tickets for the VVF's 2012 Vail International Dance Festival are priced from $12 to $90 and are available online at vaildance.org or by phone at either 970-845-TIXS or 888-920-ARTS. Specially priced festival passes and student passes are also available.