Amar Ramasar, Brittany Pollack and Craig Salstein get a chance to stretch on Broadway. With Justin Peck, they talk about the challenges and rewards.
The beloved annual festival will return to New York City Center in October, with appearances by ballet stars and international dance companies.
The revival, which won two Tony Awards, will wrap after a six-month run.
The Vail Dance Festival presented new works by Ms. Peck, a first for her; Pam Tanowitz, Justin Peck and a collective led by Michelle Dorrance.
Artists tackled new idioms, developed partnerships and worked on choreographic premieres at the festival’s core presentations.
The company, directed by a team of four young people since the resignation of Peter Martins, is in a state of impressive improvement.
New York City Ballet’s gala showed Robbins’s Broadway and ballet sides with world premieres by Warren Carlyle and Justin Peck.
Eight of the festival’s 12 premieres were theatrically individual, with all four programs substantial.
The choreographers Alonzo King, Christopher Wheeldon, Justin Peck all think out of the box in their new creations for the company.