by Ashley Anderson This weekend’s performance of Women of Valor is the latest in a long line of community outreach efforts by Repertory Dance Theater (RDT). From educational programming to the recent “Green Map Project,” which considered environmental efforts through art-making, making dance accessible to nuanced groups within […]
Sunset District, by Salt Lake City’s newest dance group, Municipal Ballet Co., debuted at Sugar Space Thursday evening. Formed by Sugar Space artist in residence Sarah Longoria, a graduate student in ballet at the University of Utah, Municipal Ballet Co. hopes to provide an outlet for ballet artists […]
Over the past decade, Jo Blake has become a sustaining force in the company, admired and respected by his audience, and loved by his colleagues. Now he is one of the RW dancers visiting the University of Utah, causing students to hush when he walks down the hallway. […]
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.