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Amy Falls

Amy Falls holds a BFA in modern dance from the University of Utah and works as an independent dancer and choreographer in Salt Lake City.


Molly Heller’s very vary

Molly Heller’s “very vary” was just that: a very varied patchwork. For the duration of the hour-long dance, the cast of six — members of Ririe-Woodbury and freelancers alike — approached Heller’s performatively demanding work with integrity. Papier-mâché animal heads by Gretchen Reynolds lined the back of the […]

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Ann Carlson’s Elizabeth Delights

Choreographer Ann Carlson has a longstanding relationship with Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, originally studying modern dance under company co-founders Shirley Ririe and Joan Woodbury at the University of Utah in the 1970s. While there, Carlson also studied under the late Elizabeth Hayes, who brought the dance major to fruition […]


Snapshots of Dance Heginbotham

Last Friday, Sugar Space Arts Warehouse presented Dance Heginbotham, the company of eponymous New York-based choreographer and former Mark Morris dancer John Heginbotham. While I believe the company typically has more dancing members, Heginbotham brought just two along for the Salt Lake City show: Lindsey Jones and Weaver […]


Ririe-Woodbury’s Fall Season

Ririe Woodbury’s 2016 Fall Season presented a re-staging of Tzveta Kassabova’s “The Opposite of Killing” (2010) and Jonah Bokaer’s “Fragments” (created for the company in 2014) alongside the world premiere of artistic director Daniel Charon’s “Elegy.” A thread that linked the three works to each other conceptually was […]


Northwest Dance Project Brings Original Works from Emerging and Established Choreographers to Salt Lake City

Portland-based contemporary dance company Northwest Dance Project had its Salt Lake City debut at the University of Utah’s Marriott Center for Dance (programmed by Utah Presents, formerly Kingsbury Hall Presents). NWDP currently employs nine dancers, and consistently features the work of various international guest choreographers. On the program […]


RDT’s legacy in REVEL

Repertory Dance Theatre’s REVEL, the latest installment in the company’s 50th anniversary season, showcased works by four choreographers, each in some way integral to the company’s history and legacy. Throughout, RDT’s eight dancers exhibited zeal for honoring the past as well as diving headfirst into new ideas. Jacque […]