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Inside Outside at Repertory Dance Theatre

WHO: Repertory Dance Theatre
WHEN: October 3-5, 2019 // 7:30 pm
WHERE: Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center // 138 West 300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
TICKETS: $30 tickets, $15 for students & seniors

The nation’s oldest and most successful modern dance repertory company opens their 54th season of dance in Salt Lake City with a celebration of a vibrant human spirit in INSIDE OUTSIDE, October 3-5, 2019 at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. 

INSIDE OUTSIDE will open the Company’s season of HERE & NOW. For the entire 2019-2020 season, RDT will continue to celebrate our diversity and our creativity as we explore the state of Utah’s heritage, geography, and its people. Featuring five choreographers, INSIDE OUTSIDE explores patterns, structures, and technology to affirm a vibrant human spirit.

RDT strives to keep historical works alive by performing works of modern dance’s pioneers. INSIDE OUTSIDE brings to the stage the newest acquisition to the Company’s repertory by one of the founders of modern dance, Doris Humphrey. Invention, choreographed in 1949, is a joyful trio featuring a man and two women. The dance embodies a vibrant energy and affirmation of the human spirit.

Something About Night, was choreographed in 2018 by the masterful Lar Lubovitch, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his own company. Lubovitch’s dances are renowned for their musicality, rhapsodic style and sophisticated formal structures. His radiant, highly technical choreography and deeply humanistic voice have been acclaimed worldwide. After it’s premiere in 2018, New York Times writer Brian Seibert stated, “Like all the works by Mr. Lubovitch that I have seen, it is a piece of fine craftsmanship. Set to beautiful music — several Schubert songs for male chorus — it matches that music’s mood and attentively flows along its contours, rising and falling like breath.”

RDT is thrilled to bring back the work of Israeli artists Noa Zuk and Ohad Fishof to the Salt Lake City stage. After working with them in 2014 on the commission of By the Snakethe Company has brought them back to re-stage a work they created in 2018. Outdoors is an excerpt from a longer piece (Shutdown) the pair created for Wee Dance Company in Germany in 2018. It is a contemporary, tribalistic, pattern-piece filled with quirky invention and laced with rhythmic humor.

The final piece on the concert is the return of Filament by RDT alumnus, Andy Noble. Created in 2017 as the winning commission of REGALIA 2016, the piece is a multi-media work that creates a fresh, new world that marries movement, images and technology in such a way that dance is seen anew. After performing the premiere, LoveDanceMore reviewer Erica Womack stated, “FILAMENT, is a sentimental work, in contrast to the cold world often associated with technology… The ending is climactic in a way that is familiar, but like a well-loved and watched movie, it is impossible to turn away.”

RDT spent the 2018-2019 season celebrating MANIFEST DIVERSITY. The 2019-2020 season will continue the celebration of diversity of our state both in heritage, geography, and our people. INSIDE OUTSIDE will kick off our 54th season with a combination of highly technical choreography, quirky invention, laced with rhythmic humor and deeply humanistic voices.

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