Daniel Charon brings his minimalist vision to Salt Lake as the new director of Ririe-Woodbury Dance.
Choreographer Charlotte Boye-Christensen’s greatest fear about her new work The Wedding is that she doesn’t know enough about the subject matter. In Denmark, where she’s from, “only about eight percent of the population marry . . . so it’s not something I’m terribly familiar with,” she says. She can count […]
Despite the common perception that dance is most frequently found in performing arts venues, Utah’s dance artists have always stepped outside of theater settings to find new venues for their work. Sofia Gorder’s recent work with inFluxdance at Art Access and Danell Hathaway’s direction of Movement Forum at […]
by Danell Hathaway In its second installment, loveDANCEmore’s Daughters of Mudson proves to be a viable resource for artists who not only value the investigative nature of choreography, from inception to presentation, but who dare to reexamine and refine their work, allowing the audience to be privy to […]
[portfolio_slideshow slideheight=700] Along with loveDANCEmore’s Mudson, Sugar Space has become a “go-to” venue for seeing alternative, experimental, and non-professional dance, along with dance film. SUITE: Women Defining Space is another fine example. Given that the number of female dancers in Utah far exceeds that of male dancers, one […]
Daughters of Mudson may sound more like the name of a weird band than the name of an annual dance performance. And you may or may not have been to Salt Lake’s Masonic Temple this spring to see the works-in-progress show called Mudson, put on by loveDANCEmore. Either way, the […]
Because I’m invested in watching the choreographic process unfold, Innovations has always been one of my favorite Salt Lake City concerts. I find it significant that Ballet West supports the emergence of new methods in dance-making by creating a format for company members to develop new works. It’s […]
The opening of Work To Do, an exhibit at the BYU Museum of Art that features the work of Trent Alvey, Pam Bowman, Jann Haworth & Amy Jorgensen, will also feature dances by choreographers created specifically for the space.
Tandy Beal’s HereAfterHere: A Self-Guided Tour of Eternity aims to engage the audience in a conversation about death. However, the performance is so full of the joy of life, music, movement and creativity that at times death is left in the wings, although still close enough to remind […]
The applause is still echoing from the Rose Wagner Arts Center. Saturday night, Artistic Director Charlotte Boye-Christensen concluded her 11-year run with the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company and the audience let their appreciation be heard. Dancer Jo Blake, who is also leaving the company, received just as warm […]
What happens after we die? Are we reincarnated either physically or spiritually? Do some of us go to Heaven and some to Hell? Are we reunited personally with a deity or absorbed impersonally into an absolute? Or is death simply the end, with nothing at all awaiting? If […]
After a season of counting down to their 50th Anniversary year and anticipating the departures of both Artistic Director Charlotte Boye-Christensen and veteran dancer Jo Blake, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company premiered ONE Thursday evening. ONE is, in a sense, one of the most diverse and international shows the company […]