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Dear Vail Dance Festival Community,

It is with a heavy heart that we must inform you of the cancelation of the 2020 Vail Dance Festival. This difficult decision was made in the interest of the safety and well-being of artists, staff and audiences due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“We had hoped to be able to present some version of the Festival this summer, but with great reluctance have now concluded that it is simply not safe to do so. The Festival is a place of intense collaboration among our artists, and we look forward to the creative energy that will be more powerful than ever when we are all able to be together again next summer.” - Damian Woetzel, Artistic Director

Preparations are already underway for the return of live performances in the summer of 2021, with Opening Night scheduled for July 30th.

We are also preparing to host a digital version of the Festival during the planned July 31 - Aug 11 dates, which will include unique performances and commissions from past Vail seasons, as well as online forums and educational content featuring dance and music luminaries associated with the Festival. More information will be provided on vaildance.org and our social channels in the coming weeks. 

"It is difficult to think about not having the Festival this summer in Vail, but we will continue to connect through dance from a distance until we can gather again in person. We are committed to making decisions this year to protect the health and well-being of our community in the short-term while ensuring the future viability of this incredible Festival for years to come." - Sarah Johnson, Vail Valley Foundation Senior Vice President for Education & the Arts 

If you purchased tickets to the Vail Dance Festival, the following options are available:
1) DONATE - We ask that you please consider donating your ticket purchase to the Vail Dance Festival. These donations will provide operational support and help secure our future.
2) EXCHANGE - You may convert the value of your ticket(s) to a credit that can be applied to a future ticket purchase.
3) REFUND - If you wish to request a full or partial refund of your ticket purchase, please contact the Box Office directly at boxoffice@vvf.org. If we do not hear from you by July 31, a full refund will automatically be applied to your original payment.
 

For assistance with these options, please contact:
BOX OFFICE | 970.845.TIXS(8497) | boxoffice@vvf.org

YOUR SUPPORT MATTERS
Planning and preparation for the Festival happens throughout year, but revenue generated during the summer from donations and ticket sales makes up the majority of our annual income. In order to ensure the future of the Festival as a creative force, please consider making a donation today. Your donation, in any amount, will make a difference!
Tiler Peck's new work Thousandth Orange in rehearsal in New York City, spring 2019, in advance of its world premiere at the 2019 Festival. Dancers: Roman Mejia, Herman Cornejo, Lauren Lovette, India Bradley, Christopher Grant, and Isabella Boylston.
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THE DANCING GOES ON
So that we can give our artists as many opportunities to break new ground as possible, incredible performances at the Festival are almost always one time only events. We are happy to share some of our memorable archives with you during this time, culminating in a digital festival during the planned July 31 - Aug 11 Festival dates.

Enjoy Carolina Shout, a premiere from the 2019 season featuring Michelle Dorrance, Jason Moran, Lil Buck, and Coco.
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Top: Tiler Peck's new work Thousandth Orange in rehearsal in New York City, spring 2019, in advance of its world premiere at the 2019 Festival. Dancers: Roman Mejia, Herman Cornejo, Lauren Lovette, India Bradley, Christopher Grant, and Isabella Boylston. Photo by: Erin Baiano. Video: Michelle Dorrance and Lil Buck perform Carolina Shout with pianist Jason Moran at the NOW: Premieres program of the 2019 Vail Dance Festival. Video by Nel Shelby Productions. Photo by Christopher Duggan. 

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