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Emma Wilson

Emma Wilson is a recent graduate of the University of Utah with a BFA in Modern dance and a minor in Environmental Studies as well as in Portuguese and Brazilian Studies. She has written for loveDANCEMORE along with 15Bytes and creates socially and environmentally engaged dance-theater work.

Dance

Daniel Mont-Eton’s Homeward

Left to right: Samantha Matsukawa, Amy Falls, and Daniel Mont-Eton in “Homeward”. Photo by Dat Nyguyen/Motion Vivid, lighting by James K. Larsen. When I think of Daniel Mont-Eton’s Homeward I think ambient – a word derived from ambire in Latin, meaning “to go around” – and around and around. I think of the dancers’ […]

Dance

Movement Matters: Dance in Times of Adversity

Attending two performances addressing themes of gender, sexuality, race, and power in Salt Lake City over the same weekend in November was disorienting. UMOCA’s When Flesh Becomes Matter: Bodies Unbounded, by choreographer Yasin (Ya-Ya) Fairley, and the University of Utah School of Dance’s Gender/Power, by Maya Ciarrocchi and Kris Grey alongside U […]

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SNaked: The True Story of the Garden of Eden

The preview performance of SNaked was assuredly like a first kiss — reeling in various exciting directions, sometimes disjointed with a limited scope, but consistently provocative and engaging. Before the lights dimmed, SB Dance artistic and executive director Stephen Brown thanked the audience for offering a preliminary “pucker”—payment […]