Dance for $20.12 tickets on sale |

Dance for $20.12 tickets on sale

Alexander Iziliaev | Special to the Daily

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, 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.”

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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 or by phone at either 970-845-TIXS or 888-920-ARTS. Specially priced festival passes and student passes are also available.

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