Vail International Dance Festival offers cultural stimulus package
VAIL, Colorado The Vail International Dance Festivals popular performance plus pass is a low-cost cultural stimulus package, offering dance fans eight shows in Vail, Colorado for the price of five. Priced at $85 per pass, performance plus provides holders with one general admission lawn seat for all eight dance festival performances hosted at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater. In addition, the festival is offering a student performance plus pass for $55.The performance plus passes are not valid for the festival performances at the Vilar Performing Arts Center as there is no general admission seating for those shows. Passes are non-transferable.In addition to the initial savings of $43 on individual general admission tickets priced at $17 and $9 apiece, the performance plus pass will also allow the holder to upgrade to a reserved seat, if available, one hour prior to the start of each performance, for no additional charge. Reserved seats are priced from $20 to $85 apiece, depending on the performance.Along with the financial advantages, performance plus will also entitle the holder to a $10 discount on the purchase of a bottle of wine, with a limit of one bottle per show.The 2009 Vail International Dance Festival gets underway July 27 at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater with a special performance by tap legend Savion Glover, along with the Bare Soundz dancers, and accompanied by jazz quartet, The Otherz.Other Ford Amphitheater performances will include the Aug. 1 Vail debut of Miami City Ballet, the Aug. 2 mixed bill Festival Highlights Spectacular, Dance for $20.09 on Aug. 4, the heralded return of Morphoses /The Wheeldon Company on Aug. 7, the popular International Evenings of Dance on Aug. 8 and 9 and an all star evening of ballroom dancing, dubbed Ballrooms Best, on Aug. 10.The 2009 Performance Plus Passes are on sale and may be purchased online at http://www.vaildance.org or by calling either 970-845-TIXS (8497) or 1-888-920-ARTS (2787). Individual tickets for the 2009 Vail International Dance Festival are currently on sale as well via the same outlets. For more information on the dance festival, visit http://www.vvf.org.