Vail International Dance Festival tickets on sale Feb. 16 |

Vail International Dance Festival tickets on sale Feb. 16

Daily staff report
Vail CO, Colorado
Special to the Daily

VAIL, Colorado “-The countdown to the 2009 Vail International Dance Festival is underway, as tickets for this summer’s celebration of dance go on sale at 11 a.m. on Feb. 16. Scheduled for July 27 through Aug. 11, the 2009 festival will mark the third year of programming by artistic director Damian Woetzel, with a total of 12 performances slated for the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail and the Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek.

“This is going to be a very special summer for the festival,” Woetzel said. “We have so many exceptional artists joining us this year ” there is going to be an amazing variety of the best in dance today.”

The 2009 festival includes the much anticipated return of tap dance legend Savion Glover, along with the third year residency of internationally renowned choreographer Christopher Wheeldon and Morphoses/The Wheeldon Co. The season also features popular favorites such as the International Evenings of Dance with stars from around the world, Ballroom’s Best, and the second season of the specially priced mixed bill evening, Dance for $20.09.

New to the Vail International Dance Festival this year is the much acclaimed Miami City Ballet. In two evenings of outstanding artistry, Miami City Ballet’s performances will highlight the masterpieces of the legendary choreographer George Balanchine, and will also focus on the career of one of America’s greatest artists, the company’s artistic director Edward Villella.

The 2009 Vail International Dance Festival will once again be rounded out with free performances in Vail Village, master dance classes and Celebrate the Beat, a music and dance educational program targeting Eagle County students. Tickets to the festival are priced from $9 to $85 and will be available Feb. 16 online at or by phone at 970-845-TIXS (8497) or 888-920-ARTS (2787). Discounted festival passes and student passes are also available.

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