Terry Riley’s minimalist composition “In C” is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The Salt Lake Electric Ensemble has performed this piece at the Utah Arts Festival, on KUER’s Radio West, and at BYU. This weekend, they revisit the piece in a collaboration with Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company. In a new work, choreographed by Daniel Charon, these two organizations have created a challenging, yet satisfying performance called 53 Rooms in which the musicians and the performers must play off each other as this particular piece of music, with its variety and improvisation, is unique with each performance.

Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company and Salt Lake Electric Ensemble
53 Rooms
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
April 9, 10, 11, 2015
tickets available at arttix.org

Laura Durham