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Dance
Classics Shine in Ballet West's Triple Bill

Classics Shine in Ballet West’s Triple Bill

by Amy Falls   Ballet West’s annual mixed bill presents the work of neoclassical icon George Balanchine (Square Dance), Ballet West’s resident choreographer Nicolo Fonte (Almost Tango), and contemporary ballet pioneer William Forsythe (In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated). While the evening’s program is titled Almost Tango after Fonte’s newest Utah premiere, the choreography of Balanchine...

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Kari Hoaas' ONE at Sugar Space

Kari Hoaas’ ONE at Sugar Space

by Emma Wilson   Entering the (relatively new) Sugar Space Arts Warehouse on Friday night was exciting for more than the fact that Norwegian choreographer Kari Hoaas was performing her evening-length work recognizing the continuous global struggle for women’s rights. The venue itself is spacious and filled with possibility and a separate studio on the...

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Ririe-Woodbury's Spring Season

Ririe-Woodbury’s Spring Season

Ririe Woodbury’s Spring Season was a challenging program exploring abstraction as a method for viewing as well as moving. Artistic Director Daniel Charon’s program note suggested a hope for his premiere to be taken as an experience without a need for definition while visiting artist Netta Yerushalmy suggested that her work would be cumulative as...

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Ririe Woodbury and Salt Lake Electric Ensemble Celebrate "In C" with "53 Rooms"

Ririe Woodbury and Salt Lake Electric Ensemble Celebrate “In C” with “53 Rooms”

Terry Riley’s minimalist composition “In C” is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The Salt Lake Electric Ensemble has performed this piece at the Utah Arts Festival, on KUER’s Radio West, and at BYU. This weekend, they revisit the piece in a collaboration with Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company. In a new work, choreographed by Daniel Charon,...

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Dance at Memorial House

Dance at Memorial House

video by Jeremy Bigelow review by Kate Monson A night of dance in a beautiful intimate setting, in this case the Memorial House, really gets my hopes up.  So as I walked through the doors for the recent loveDANCEmore event on March 22 I had one thought on my mind, “please don’t disappoint me.”  I...

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Municipal Ballet at the State Room

Municipal Ballet at the State Room

by Mary Lyn Graves   Before the final performance of Municipal Ballet Co.’s “Oh Yeah! A Rock ‘n’ Roll Ballet,” Sarah Longoria, the company’s director, ended her curtain speech by sincerely thanking the uncommonly boisterous and large audience for taking a chance on ballet.  The challenge of getting the general public excited about performances is...

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Wachira Waigwa-Stone

Wachira Waigwa-Stone

… Waigwa-Stone maintains constant sensitivity to the movement. Even when offered little direction he’s able to create music that’s deeply responsive to not just the structure of counts but also the qualitative shifts in performance. “I like the job of figuring out how to translate from one language to the other — watching a phrase...

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Dancers Gotta Dance: Ballet West brings Swan Lake back for 10 days

Dancers Gotta Dance: Ballet West brings Swan Lake back for 10 days

Somewhere a ballet aficcionado is waxing indignant at the idea that a prestigious ballet company should reduce itself to consorting with pop culture icons to gain the notice of an increasingly attention-deficited public. But Ballet West is proudly touting the use of its Swan Lake costumes in  Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” music video —...

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Graham Brown's YOU at the Rose Wagner

Graham Brown’s YOU at the Rose Wagner

YOU, an immersive, interactive dance production choreographed by Graham Brown is running a total of six times at the Rose Wagner Black Box over this last weekend of January.  This performance invites the audience member you, (and me) to enter into the space and play a role in what is taking place. My night started...

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Golden Dance: University of Utah Press Celebrates 50 Years of Ballet West

Golden Dance: University of Utah Press Celebrates 50 Years of Ballet West

With all the golden anniversaries going on in Utah’s art community, one could only imagine with dread the cultural wasteland Salt Lake City must have been in 1960. There was no Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, Utah Symphony or Ballet West, all of which recently celebrated their 50th anniversaries; nor a Phillips Gallery or Repertory Dance Company,...

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The Mitch Show at RDT

The Mitch Show at RDT

by Emma Wilson Amongst the many dance events this weekend, The Mitch Show was an anomaly involving prescribed dance performance pieces enacted by unsuspecting audience members as well as screenings of some of Mitchell Rose’s short films. This is not the first time that Repertory Dance Theater has lured Rose to Salt Lake City, but...

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A Conversation on Burrows and Fargion at the U of U

A Conversation on Burrows and Fargion at the U of U

Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion, guest artists of the University of Utah’s Department of Modern Dance, presented two duets this Friday at the Marriott Center for Dance. Both Cheap Lecture and The Cow Piece functioned as performance poems for two voices. Cheap Lecture was strictly metered in relationship to rhythmic structures crafted by John Cage...

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