Pacific Northwest Ballet has one more performance |

Pacific Northwest Ballet has one more performance

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO, Colorado
Special to the DailyDancers from the Pacific Northwest Ballet perform Nacho Duato's Jardi Tancat. The ballet will perform at the Ford Amphitheater on Wednesday evening.

VAIL ” The Pacific Northwest Ballet concludes its trio of Vail International Dance Festival performances Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater. The performance, called “Modern Masters,” starts at 7:30 p.m. “Modern Masters” will showcase the works of contemporary master choreographers Twyla Tharp, Nacho Duato, Marco Goecke and William Forsythe.

The evening will get under way with Tharp’s “Nine Sinatra Songs.” Each of the songs chosen for this 1982 work has a unique character, and the costuming will evoke memories of past and present.

Next on the program is Duato’s “Jardi Tancat,” the first work ever created by the Spanish choreographer while he was a member of the Nederlands Dans Theater. The work is based on Catalonian folk tales, collected and sung by Maria del Mar Bonet.

Goecke’s “Mopey,” set to the music of C.P.E. Bach and the ’80s rock band The Cramps, is an inwardly reflective yet volatile solo work ” dark, moody and potentially unsettling.

Rounding out the evening will be Forsythe’s “In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated,” which was originally commissioned by Rudolf Nureyev in 1987 for the Paris Opera Ballet. The piece has since entered the repertories of major companies around the world.

Tickets for “Modern Masters” are $50 and $65 for reserved seating and $17 for general-admission seating and are available online at or by calling 845-TIXS or 1-888-920-ARTS.

In addition to “Modern Masters,” individual tickets for the 2007 Vail International Dance Festival range from $17 to $85, with special pricing for the Aug. 8 Christopher Wheeldon evening at the Vilar Center.

New for 2007 is the addition of a Student Performance Plus Pass ($50), available to all students 18 years and younger, which also provides general admission seating for all Ford Amphitheater shows.

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