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Ririe-Woodbury showcases pioneering choreographer Alwin Nikolais this weekend

Ririe-Woodbury showcases pioneering choreographer Alwin Nikolais this weekend

Without Alwin Nikolais there might not be a Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company. Shirley Ririe and Joan Woodbury were young choreographers and dance instructors at the University of Utah when, in 1963, they invited Nikolais to lead the summer workshops for their fledgling dance company. Woodbury had met Nikolais in Chicago when she was studying dance in...

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

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 for Salt Lake were works by Felix...

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Daniel Charon at 12 Minutes Max This Week

Daniel Charon at 12 Minutes Max This Week

Most local audiences know Daniel Charon as the new Artistic Director of Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company (his recent work for the company has been reviewed on 15 Bytes here and here). What they may not know is that his dancing identity not only includes artistic direction and choreography but also a long career as a performer. This Sunday...

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Diavolo's Architecture in Motion at Park City's Eccles

Diavolo’s Architecture in Motion at Park City’s Eccles

Diavolo | Architecture in Motion had its Park City premiere at the Eccles Center on Monday night. The Los Angeles-based company is known for its large-scale architectural pieces that are the jumping-off point (literally) for the company’s acrobatic movement vocabulary. On the program for the evening were two full-length pieces, “Transit Space” (2012) and “Trajectoire”...

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RDT's legacy in REVEL

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 Lynn Bell’s “She (A tribute to Virginia...

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Triple Bill: Ballet West's Iconic Classics

Triple Bill: Ballet West’s Iconic Classics

Ballet West’s 52nd season opens with Iconic Classics, a triple bill addressing milestones in 20th-century ballet, from its shifts towards two opposing directions — musical theatre and modern dance — to its classical apotheosis in George Balanchine’s “Symphony in C.“ Opening with Jerome Robbins’ “Fancy Free,” the company explores not only narrative fare which typically...

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Desert Music: Hal Cannon and 3hattrio

Desert Music: Hal Cannon and 3hattrio

Everyone's favorite musician and folklorist, Hal Cannon is performing with his group 3hattrio at a free in-store concert and Dark Desert Night CD release at Ken Sanders’ Rare Books in Salt Lake City (Thursday, Nov. 5th), followed by two performances at the Moab Folk Festival (Nov. 6-7). Modern dance patrons can sample five of 3hattrio’s...

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Joining the Corps: Balanchine's Symphony in C at Ballet West's Iconic Classics

Joining the Corps: Balanchine’s Symphony in C at Ballet West’s Iconic Classics

Not many dancers get into ballet with the dream of simply joining the corps, but in “Symphony in C” the corps de ballet is as good a reason as any to join Ballet West’s season opener, Iconic Classics. For those not versed in ballet, the corps de ballet is the largest group which flanks soloists...

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7&1 at Art 270

7&1 at Art 270

Alexandra Bradshaw & Jon Yerby’s 7&1: A Guitar and Dance Performance Event took place this past Friday at Art 270, a gallery in downtown SLC run by artist Terence Stephens. Bradshaw performs with Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company and Yerby is an established performer and teacher of classical guitar. This performance was the first time the husband-and-wife duo...

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"Day One" at the Warehouse: Young choreographers explore aggression in pop-up event

“Day One” at the Warehouse: Young choreographers explore aggression in pop-up event

“Day One” showcases choreographic transitions for Breeanne Saxton & Eliza Tappan, two recent graduates from the University of Utah. The self-presenting duo is finding their way in an artistic landscape distinctly different from the infrastructure of a public university. Working in a converted warehouse on Brooklyn Avenue, they make clear any new paths will be...

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Garden After Dark: Immersive Dance Experience at Red Butte Garden's Legends of Camelot

Garden After Dark: Immersive Dance Experience at Red Butte Garden’s Legends of Camelot

If this Halloween season you’re looking for something with a touch more art and a lot fewer chainsaws, Red Butte Garden’s Garden After Dark: Legends of Camelot is the place to go to become enchanted. For the last two weeks of October, the gardens on Salt Lake’s east bench have been transformed into a place...

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Performance in a Digital World: Everything Tendentious or M in Luck at the City Library

Performance in a Digital World: Everything Tendentious or M in Luck at the City Library

Everything Tendentious or M in Luck was presented in a suite at the downtown City Library this past weekend.  The inter-disciplinary performance by German artistic director Michael Schmidt featured two artists living and working in Germany alongside locals Analeigh Sanderson, Joshua Yago Mora and Tanja London (who helped bring Schmidt to Salt Lake City). It...

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Fall Mudson this Tuesday, featuring dance works in progress and live music

Fall Mudson this Tuesday, featuring dance works in progress and live music

loveDANCEmore presents the last Fall Mudson this Tuesday, October 20th. The dance-in-progress series has spent the fall swapping spaces until they find a new, permanent venue after leaving the Masonic Temple due to raising rents. This particular iteration showcases five area choreographers in the Sugar Space Warehouse downtown. Live music will be heavily featured as...

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Dance Experiment: Linda C. Smith and 50 Years of Repertory Dance Theatre

Dance Experiment: Linda C. Smith and 50 Years of Repertory Dance Theatre

In photographs of Utah’s Repertory Dance Theatre (RDT) taken in the 1970s Linda C. Smith is a slim, regal young woman, a bit sharp-angled reminiscent of  Martha Graham, her long, dark hair ironed straight and parted down the middle in the fashion of the day. Her expression is soulful and serious but with a determined...

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Multiple Voices: RDT's Brine presents a variety of choreographers

Multiple Voices: RDT’s Brine presents a variety of choreographers

BRINE, produced as part of Repertory Dance Theatre’s LINK Series, featured choreography by Sara Pickett, Symmer Andrews, Ashley Creek, Sarah Donohue, and Maddi Jones. The LINK Series has recently presented other local artists Graham Brown and My Turkey Sandwich,  providing each group with rehearsal and performance space at RDT’s home theater, the Rose Wagner. Sarah...

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