The UpClose series of rehearsal-style performances continues for 2015, this year focusing on George Balanchine’s seminal masterpiece Apollo* to the music of Igor Stravinsky. This landmark ballet premiered as Apollon Musagète in 1928 as part of Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes season, and over the course of his lifetime, Balanchine made changes to the ballet, adjusting and cutting décor, simplifying costumes, and ultimately eliminating the opening scene depicting Apollo’s birth with his 1979 revival. Guided by Festival Director Damian Woetzel, this UpClose performance will examine the ballet from its original incarnation to what Balanchine last staged before his death in 1983. Featuring Festival stars including Tiler Peck, Isabella Boylston, Misa Kuranaga, Herman Cornejo and more.
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Following the performance, there will be a Post-Performance Benefit Dinner with artists from the evening. The $150 per person dinner will be held at Toscanini Beaver Creek. Additionally, a portion of the $145 ticket price will go to support the Vail International Dance Festival.
Tickets are on sale! Lawn seating is not available for this performance as the VPAC is an indoor venue. Reserved seating ticket pricing is based on availability and is subject to change.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to multiple events taking place in Beaver Creek Village on August 5, please allow 30-45 minutes to park at the base of Beaver Creek and shuttle up to the Vilar Performing Arts Center. Parking in the Village is limited and based on a first-come-first-served basis. The UpClose: Apollo performance begins promptly at 6:30pm.
*Choreography by George Balanchine ©The George Balanchine Trust