“Lively”, Repertory Dance Theater’s (RDT) most recent performance, invited us to “usher in the holidays with toe-tapping music & dance to lift your spirits and make you smile. RDT offers this gift to the community featuring choreography “on the lighter side” for audiences of all ages.” And at […]
Sarah Thompson is a retired physician and psychiatrist, as well as a writer and a fan of the arts. Her writing has been published in a variety of magazines and textbooks and she is currently working on a short story and a novel.
SB Dance’s “Of Meat and Marrow” is one of the most creatively fun productions I’ve seen from any local Utah dance company. Two years in the making, it includes an impressive ten-person dance ensemble, live music provided by Totem and Taboo, and some of the most innovative, and […]
Daniel Charon brings his minimalist vision to Salt Lake as the new director of Ririe-Woodbury Dance.
Nothing quite says “Hot town, summer in the city” in Salt Lake City like the Twilight Concert Series, which launched its 2013 season on Thursday with Glasgow indie-pop band, Belle and Sebastian, and Portland’s Blitzen Trapper. An estimated 14,000 fans happily braved the near 100 degree heat, turning […]
Along with loveDANCEmore’s Mudson, Sugar Space has become a “go-to” venue for seeing alternative, experimental, and non-professional dance, along with dance film. SUITE: Women Defining Space is another fine example. Given that the number of female dancers in Utah far exceeds that of male dancers, one could legitimately […]
Tandy Beal’s HereAfterHere: A Self-Guided Tour of Eternity aims to engage the audience in a conversation about death. However, the performance is so full of the joy of life, music, movement and creativity that at times death is left in the wings, although still close enough to remind […]
What happens after we die? Are we reincarnated either physically or spiritually? Do some of us go to Heaven and some to Hell? Are we reunited personally with a deity or absorbed impersonally into an absolute? Or is death simply the end, with nothing at all awaiting? If […]
After a season of counting down to their 50th Anniversary year and anticipating the departures of both Artistic Director Charlotte Boye-Christensen and veteran dancer Jo Blake, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company premiered ONE Thursday evening. ONE is, in a sense, one of the most diverse and international shows the company […]
Sunset District, by Salt Lake City’s newest dance group, Municipal Ballet Co., debuted at Sugar Space Thursday evening. Formed by Sugar Space artist in residence Sarah Longoria, a graduate student in ballet at the University of Utah, Municipal Ballet Co. hopes to provide an outlet for ballet artists […]
photos by Will Thompson As the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company’s (RW) current season draws to a close, the company is bidding farewell not only to Artistic Director Charlotte Boye-Christensen, but also to dancer Jo Blake, who has been with the company since 2003. Originally from Georgia, Blake traveled […]
photos by Will Thompson Dance when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance, when you’re perfectly free. Rum, translation by Coleman Barks If you’re looking for performance that exemplifies Rum’s wild abandon, this […]
photos by Will Thompson The first time I met Mary Lyn Graves, the newest dancer with Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, was in September 2012, after a performance, when the dancers usually mingle with the crowd. As anyone who has seen a Ririe-Woodbury performance already knows, their shows are physically […]
“Gallery” tends to evoke an image of a rectangular space with white walls and (mostly) flat art statically attached to them. “Gallery Stroll” in Salt Lake City evokes images of people standing around, drinking coffee or wine, eating snacks, socializing, and either engaging with or ignoring said […]
Herding cats is never easy, and when the Sundance Film Festival comes to town it gets doubly hard. Many of our writers like to spend a good chunk of January at the screenings, which can make it hard to get them to write on the local art scene. […]
A “dog and pony show” usually refers to either an elaborately produced advertising or publicity event designed to promote an idea or product, or to a poorly produced traveling circus show of little substance or talent. “Dog & Pony,” a dance performance presented by the very talented […]