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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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Momentum 2013

Momentum 2013

by Samuel Hanson Momentum, the annual showcase of choreography by alumni of Ririe-Woodbury, took place this past weekend. For the first time, it was partially funded by the dance company and included on the season schedule for their fiftieth anniversary. So inclusive was this convocation, that the four performances were split into two programs. It...

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Wendy Perron's Through the Eyes of a Dancer and 2013 in Review

Wendy Perron’s Through the Eyes of a Dancer and 2013 in Review

On December 2nd, The King’s English hosted Wendy Perron, editor of Dance Magazine, to read from her new book Through the Eyes of a Dancer. The reading encapsulated much dance history, fostering connections between those working in ballet, modern dance, and spaces between. The night connected the artists in the room on a national scale...

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Aerial Arts of Utah's Flight of Fancy

Aerial Arts of Utah’s Flight of Fancy

reviewed by Brinley Froelich This weekend saw the second annual “Flight of Fancy: Soar into a Magical World,” presented by the Aerial Arts of Utah. Starting with “Above the Mist”—a piece introducing a taste of what was to come throughout the evening, with the dancers in a cocoon-like folding of the silk around their bodies—featured...

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RDT's "Lively" Gift to Salt Lake City

RDT’s “Lively” Gift to Salt Lake City

“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 $10 a ticket it WAS a gift!...

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Dancing the Repertoire: A Conversation with RDT's New Dancers

Dancing the Repertoire: A Conversation with RDT’s New Dancers

  Repertory Dance Theater (RDT) maintains a clear mission to preserve and perform historical modern dance works. This near fifty-year undertaking has required a dedicated administrative staff who are able to navigate the contexts in which these dances can be learned and rehearsed in a city like Salt Lake, but more importantly, it continues to...

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