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. – Rumi, translation by Coleman Barks If you’re looking for performance that exemplifies Rumi’s wild abandon, this month Ririe-Woodbury Dance […]
by Ashley Anderson Salt Lake audiences have always carved out support for concert dance. The model of multiple subsidized theaters featuring large scale repertory has been successful at gathering patrons but has not always left room for experimental choreography. Many local organizations have addressed this deficit over the […]
Though all of the artists in our 35×35 exhibition are relatively “young,” the range of their ages and experience is broad. Some are still in school, exploring techniques and finding their voice. Others are already established members of the local arts community, involved in a variety of activities. […]
Sarah Thompson sits down with the newest dancer at Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, Mary Lyn Graves. Graves originally trained in classical ballet, but found her true passion in contemporary dance. Through mere happenstance, Graves spent a month studying with the company while she was in college and she became […]
Periodically, something new arrives on the scene, something that offers a different take on what a gallery can be, what art can be, a new way of seeing and experiencing. And from January 18, coinciding with the Sundance Film Festival, through March 8 (yes, you can still see […]
by Sarah Thompson 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 […]
If you’re interested in experimental art of any kind, interested in one possible future for contemporary dance, or simply want to see something new and different, you are invited to attend Dog & Pony.
by Sarah Thompson Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company’s THREE, performed last weekend, was a broad exploration of the work of choreographer and Artistic Director Charlotte Boye-Christensen, as well as a rousing tribute to her in honor of her last solo show with the company. You could feel it in the […]
In December, Ririe-Woodbury will be presenting an evening of Charlotte Boye-Christensen’s choreography. After an 11-year career with the dance company Boye-Christensen is leaving the company in April.
by Sarah Thompson Time Capsule: A Century of Dance is an intense, exhilarating, fast-paced tour through American “modern dance” in the 20th Century as performed by Repertory Dance Theatre (RDT). “Modern dance” is in many ways a challenging term because dance, like most other art forms, is constantly […]
by Sarah Thompson All dance, or any other form of art, must be able to stand on its own, to be appreciated for what it offers. One need not be a scholar or artist to enthusiastically enjoy dance or any other form of art, and in fact, an […]
by Sarah Thompson Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company kicked off its 49th season with FOUR this past weekend. FOUR refers not to the number of dances performed (there were five) nor to the number of dancers (six) but to the start of the four performances remaining until the company’s exciting […]