Breckenridge International Festival of Arts
Aug. 9-18

Presented by Breckenridge Creative Arts, The Breckenridge International Festival of Arts, is a 10-day program of extraordinary events in spectacular places and spaces across Breckenridge. Inspired by themes of environment and mountain culture, the multi-arts festival brings together an eclectic mix of music, dance, film, visual arts and family entertainment.

Highlights of the 2019 festival include new commissions by California eco-artists Daniel McCormick and Mary O’Brien, and Rotterdam-based Sicilian artist Giuseppe Licari. In addition to BIFA’s trail concerts and installations, open-air cinematic events and riverside yoga with live music, the festival will also present the renowned vertical dance company BANDALOOP. Known for their awe-inspiring aerial artistry in public spaces around the world, the company will present a series of site-reactive performances in and around Breckenridge, including a premiere work on a 14,000-foot ionic Colorado Rocky Mountain.

FREE + Ticketed

The full BIFA lineup will be announced in May 2019.

Tree-o features three musicians — cellist Russick Smith, violinist Karen Lauffer and mandolinist Kevin Larkin – in a series of free concerts held in the forest for Breckenridge International Festival of Arts.
Tree-o features three musicians — cellist Russick Smith, violinist Karen Lauffer and mandolinist Kevin Larkin – in a series of free concerts held in the forest for Breckenridge International Festival of Arts.

BIFA 2019 Schedule

August 9-18, 2019

The full BIFA lineup will be announced in May 2019.

2019 Featured Events

"BANDALOOP" Vertical Dance Company

Breckenridge welcomes the renowned vertical dance company “BANDALOOP.” Known for their awe-inspiring aerial artistry in public spaces around the world, the company will present a series of site-reactive performances in and around Breckenridge, including a premiere work on a 14,000-foot ionic Colorado Rocky Mountain.

“BANDALOOP” celebrates the human spirit, nature, and communities through dance that uses climbing technology to expand and challenge what is possible.

Riverside Yoga

On the lawn at the Riverwalk Center, accompanied by live music. Artists TBD.

Rotterdam-based Sicilian artist Giuseppe Licari

“Humus,” one of the spectacular installations by Sicilian artist Giuseppe Licari, present a fanciful network of tree roots, which seem to transform a space into a mysterious underworld: the roots project downward from the ceiling as if the trees are growing above it. “Humus,” referring to the soil layer that is essential for the growth of trees and plants, but which is absent here. The relationship between humankind and nature, growth and decay are central themes in Licari’s work.

California eco-artists Daniel McCormick and Mary O’Brien

Daniel McCormick and Mary O’Brien create sculptures that have a part in influencing the ecological balance of compromised environments. They have collaborated for over twenty years to create environmental art installations which have a remedial trajectory. Their projects move away from an anthropocentric point of view. These works are intended to give advantage to natural systems, and after a period of time, as the restoration process is established, the artists’ presence diminishes, and the end result is remedial.

2019 Events by Theme

MUSIC + PERFORMANCE

The full BIFA lineup will be announced in May 2019.

ART + INSTALLATIONS

The full BIFA lineup will be announced in May 2019.

Lodging

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