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Dance
Daughters of Mudson 2014

Daughters of Mudson 2014

by Danell Hathaway   Daughters of Mudson 2014 from loveDANCEmore on Vimeo. Having reviewed last season’s Daughters of Mudson, I came to the 2014 performance last weekend with much expectation.  The 2013 show lingered with me long after I left the Studio Theater at the Rose Wagner. and this year’s iteration didn’t disappoint, leaving me...

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SB Dance's The Pushers

SB Dance’s The Pushers

by Emma Wilson Sex, religion, gender, race, art, and drugs. All of these topics were confidently (sometimes cockily) juggled by SB Dance’s The Pushers, all the while gliding through the wine and beer that was served to audience members. The show is truly a modern day cabaret. Each attendee was given a velcro-backed seat marker...

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New Points of View at Ballet West's Innovations

New Points of View at Ballet West’s Innovations

Each year Ballet West puts convention aside for “Innovations” and this year’s concert is no exception. From a visibly pregnant Katherine Lawrence adding depth and complexity to “The Sixth Beauty,” by guest artist Matthew Neenan, to Arolyn Williams leading audience members on pedestrian pathways in a premiere by company member Chris Anderson, the show challenges...

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Collaboration is in the Air

Collaboration is in the Air

15 Bytes is in the process of preparing for our 2nd annual ColLABorART event, to be held at The Leonardo during the Utah Arts Festival. It’s a four-day artistic experiment in which we invite pairs of artists to meld their style on a large-scale work in front of the Arts Festival audience. And just like...

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Ririe-Woodbury's Accelerate

Ririe-Woodbury’s Accelerate

by Emma Wilson   Accelerate marks the end of Ririe Woodbury’s fiftieth season as well as the end of the first year with their new artistic director, Daniel Charon. Comprised of three premieres, the show features Bradley Beakes, Alexandra Bradshaw, Yebel Gallegos, Mary Lyn Graves, Tara McArthur, and Bashaun Williams, whose versatility is evident in...

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RDT's Land, in Dance and Art

RDT’s Land, in Dance and Art

One of Utah’s best artistic resources is its landsape. From the high-mountain country of the Uintahs to the wetlands of our inland sea to the redrock cliffs of the Colorado Plateau, the place in which we live provides a limitless source of material for artists. And not just for the plein air painters who flood...

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Yebel Gallegos & Tara McArthur

Yebel Gallegos & Tara McArthur

This year has been one of great change for Ririe-Woodbury. In addition to celebrating the 50th Anniversary and welcoming new Artistic Director Daniel Charon the company has also welcomed new dancer Yebel Gallegos as they prepare to say goodbye to Tara McArthur. Rather than interview either, it seemed appropriate to share their own conversations about...

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Job Sharing: Utah Dance is Golden

Job Sharing: Utah Dance is Golden

In Utah’s 15: The State’s Most Influential Artists, the publication to accompany our current exhibit at the Rio Gallery, Laura Durham tells the story of how Ririe-Woodbury Dance was born. It began with job sharing. Joan Woodbury, one of the honorees in this our new program, says she and Shirley Ririe both decided they wanted...

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Ballet at the Ladies' Literary Club

Ballet at the Ladies’ Literary Club

by Erin Kaser Romero The Salt Lake Municipal Ballet Co., directed by Sarah Longoria recently presented a collaboration with the local band St. Boheme. The show, titled SON ET LUMIÈRE (Sound and Light), was inspired by the collaboration between the musicians and dancers as well as the architecture of the Ladies’ Literary Club. Upon entering the performance...

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co•da's Cause a Decision

co•da’s Cause a Decision

by Samuel Hanson The new crop of co•da dancers this season at Sugar Space are the tightest batch yet. In “Cause a Decision” they seemed determined to show off technical prowess and cohesiveness as a company. They succeed at that and took some notable risks along the way. In particular, they merit applause for making...

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Suite: Women Defining Space at Sugar Space

Suite: Women Defining Space at Sugar Space

by Erin Romero Salt Lake City has enjoyed its share of successful female choreographers and company directors for quite some time. However, there is no denying that the essential role of the female choreographer in modern dance has slowly evolved and is possibly dwarfed by many well-known and successful male dance makers. Of course there...

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Movement Forum Mixes it Up

Movement Forum Mixes it Up

Movement Forum’s performances still embody the physicality that Utah audiences have come to expect from dance, as many of MoFo’s artists use contact, or partnering, as an element of their collaborative performances; but co-directors Danell Hathway & Erin Kaser Romero are starting the new year asking questions about what varieties of improvisation the current company...

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