FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BALLETX chosen as Company-in-Residence at the prestigious
VAIL INTERNATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL
JULY 27-AUGUST 9 IN VAIL, COLORADO
Philadelphia, PA--BalletX, Philadelphia’s premier contemporary ballet, has been invited back for the second time to appear at the Vail International Dance Festival this July 27-August 9 in Colorado. For two weeks every summer, over 20,000 people descend on picturesque Vail for a Festival that features many of the world’s greatest artists from all genres of dance. Considered to be one of the premiere dance events in the world, BalletX made their Vail debut in 2012 with a world premiere by BalletX Co-Artistic Director Matthew Neenan. Hand selected by Damien Woetzel, Artistic Director of the Festival and former principal dancer with New York City Ballet, BalletX will return this year as a featured Company-in-Residence.
For the 26th Season of the Vail International Dance Festival, BalletX will present a world premiere by Matthew Neenan as part of the signature Vail event NOW: Premieres, hosted by Mr. Woetzel. As a Company-in-Residence BalletX receives top billing, performing throughout the Festival including on Opening Night, International Evenings of Dance and as a headliner of the mixed bill performance Dance for $20.14. The Company will perform excerpts from signature BalletX repertoire including Risk of Flight by Adam Hougland, Slump by Joshua L. Peugh, The Last Glass by Matthew Neenan and It’s Not a Cry by Amy Seiwert.
BalletX takes its place among an impressive roster of performers and dance companies including Artist-in-Residence and American Ballet Theater superstar Herman Cornejo, New York City Ballet’s Tiler Peck and Wendy Whelan, Pennsylvania Ballet, the Martha Graham Dance Company, and many more.
BalletX 2014 Vail International Dance Festival Performance Schedule:
July 27-Opening Night
August 1-International Evenings of Dance
August 2-International Evenings of Dance
August 4-NOW: Premieres
August 5-Dance for $20.14
Performances take place at Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail and the Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek. Tickets and more information can be found at www.vaildance.org.
BalletX unites world-class choreographers with an outstanding company of professional dancers to forge new works of athleticism, emotion, and grace. Through the daring vision of its award-winning founders and artistic directors, Christine Cox and Matthew Neenan, BalletX challenges the boundaries of classical ballet by encouraging formal experimentation while preserving rigorous technique. The Company is committed to producing new works of the highest quality and integrity that bring the combined visions of choreographers and dancers to life and cultivate in audiences a collective appetite for bold new dance.
Summer Series 2014 made possible by: William Penn Foundation, Wyncote Foundation, Comcast, Engaging Dance Audiences administered by Dance/USA, The Sporting Club at the Bellevue, The Shubert Foundation, The Barra Foundation, Philadelphia Cultural Fund and Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Additional program support by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Jerome Robbins New Essential Works (NEW) Program.
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