Vail International Dance Festival 2010

Kicking off this week in Vail is the Vail International Dance Festival!

It runs from July 27th throught Aug. 10th

This legendary festival draws artists from around the world, who come to perform in Vail’s spectacular setting. A few highlights this year include the Beijing Dance/LDTX, the American premiere of Natalia Hills and Gabriel Miss’s tango show, a new work by Larry Keigwin, as well as performances by The Pacific Northwest Ballet and the Paul Taylor Dance Company.

The first show was with Savion Glover. Personally I’ve not had the chance to see Mr. Glover, but I have heard enough great things that I myself, am headed to the show. The Antlers still has some availability for the festival, so make your way to Vail and see some great performances.

Broadway Ballent & Beyond is on Sunday night August 1st at 7:30pm
Paul Taylor Dance August 2nd 7:30pm
Dance for 20.10 August 3rd 7:30pm
Beijing Dance August 4th 7:30pm

and more…

For a full schedule please check out the Vail International Dance Festival website.

Taste of Vail

The 20th annual Taste of Vail got under way on Thursday, April 8th with several events including the Lamb Cook-Off and Apres Ski Tasting.  Local chefs were quite creative in their lamb dishes and participating wineries showcased an assortment of wines.  The weather was perfect and quite a crowd attended.

The 2nd Place winner was a lamb tamale topped with jicama slaw and green chili from the restaurant Ocotillo located in the Vail Marriott. The sample margarita was sweet and tangy. (I really wished it was full sized.)

Festivities continue today with several seminars and with the popular Mountain Top Picnic.  Saturday is the final day ending the food feast. The big daddy of food and wine tasting is the Grand Tasting and Dinner Dance at the Vail Mountain Marriott Saturday night. This main event features all Taste of Vail restaurants, wineries, and guest chefs. For a complete schedule of events and ticket information please call 970-926-5665 or visit

– Darci