Tickets on sale now for Vilar Performing Arts Center’s Winter Dance Series
VPAC Winter Dance Series
• Feb. 22 — Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, $15 for students, $58 for adults
• March 19 — Complexions Contemporary Ballet, $10 for students, $58 for adults
• April 12 — Che Malambo, $10 for students, $45 for adults
Tickets are on sale now at the Vilar Performing Arts Center Box Office, by calling 970-845-8497 or at http://www.vilarpac.org. The Vilar Center is located at 68 Avondale Lane, under the ice rink in Beaver Creek Village.
VAIL — The Vilar Performing Arts Center has tickets on sale now for its Winter Dance Series. Performances take place in February, March and April and highlight a number of nationally touring dance companies, with styles ranging from contemporary ballet and athletic dance movement to classic modern dance.
About the series
• Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s bold vision — top global choreographers, distinctive groundbreaking works and virtuoso dancers — has fostered a jewel of a dance company. The company’s pioneering spirit arises from a paired set of home cities: Aspen, nestled high in the Rocky Mountains, and Santa Fe, gracing the Southwestern plateau.
Since its founding in 1996 by Bebe Schweppe, the company has served as an incubator and a showcase for choreographic invention to popular and critical acclaim. The performing troupe forms the core of a multifaceted arts organization with activities in both Aspen and Santa Fe. Repeat engagements at theaters and festivals across America have built a national reputation. The company has also toured internationally to Brazil, Canada, France, Greece, Guatemala, Israel and Italy.
• Complexions Contemporary Ballet — Founders Desmond Richardson and Dwight Rhoden, along with their New York City-based company of dance thoroughbreds — there are roughly 20 trained classical and contemporary dancers in the company, but guest artists swell the ranks as needed — have awakened audiences to a new, exciting genre that combines athleticism, lyricism and technical training and experience.
• Che Malambo — This all-male Argentinian dance company excites audiences with its percussive dance and music spectacle. Malambo, a dynamic blend of precision footwork, rhythmic stomping, drumming and song, is at the heart of the gaucho (South American cowboy) tradition and is now thrilling audiences around the world with this new production, created by renowned choreographer Gilles Brinas.
The Paris-based Brinas first learned about Malambo while researching traditional dances. He fell under its spell and traveled to the Pampas region of Argentina to engage with the gaucho and further his exploration of their traditions.