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2017 Vail Dance Festival (Vail)

Aug 1, 2017

Cornerstone works of American dance, performed by the extraordinary dance artists of today, American Dance Classics will open with Robert Fairchild, Marcelo Gomes, Daniel Ulbricht and Tiler Peck starring in Jerome Robbins’ acclaimed 1944 debut ballet, Fancy Free. Set to a rollicking Leonard Bernstein score, the ballet brings to life the adventures of three sailors on shore leave in WWII era New York City.


The evening's second half will feature Colorado Ballet and Festival guest artists in George Balanchine’s first American ballet masterpiece Serenade*, set to Tschaikovsky's exquisite Serenade for Strings.


Live music throughout the evening will be performed by Cameron Grant and Breckenridge Music Festival Orchestra conducted by Kurt Crowley, music director of Broadway's Hamilton.