Vail’s Hot Summer Nights takes break for dance
VAIL, Colorado -With two-thirds of a whirlwind summer already in the books, Vail’s Hot Summer Nights free concert series will take a break this week as the Vail International Dance Festival’s “Dance For $20.09″ performance takes the stage of the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.Hot Summer Nights will return to its regular Tuesday evening slot on Aug. 11, with a special free performance of the popular Buckets & Tap Shoes, along with a collection of hip-hop dancers from Minneapolis, hosted in conjunction with the dance festival.Created by Festival Director Damian Woetzel last summer in an effort to make dance more accessible, both from a price and programming perspective, the Dance For $20.09 evening is specifically designed to provide the audience with a wide variety of dancers and dance styles. Tickets are priced at $20.09 for all reserved pavilion seating and $9 for lawn seating.”You could easily pay several times as much for a seat in the rafters of a huge theatre in New York to see a lineup like the one Dance For $20.09 will bring to the Amphitheater,” Woetzel said. “Instead, here you’ll be only a few yards from the stage, seeing some of the finest dancers in the world perform right before your eyes. Or, for less than the price of a movie ticket, you can spread out a picnic blanket and enjoy the performance from the beautiful outdoor perspective of the Amphitheater lawn.”Tickets for all performances of the 2009 Vail International Dance Festival are available online at http://www.vaildance.org or by phone at either 970-845-TIXS (8497) or 888-920-ARTS (2787).