“Lively”, Repertory Dance Theater’s (RDT) most recent performance, invited us to “usher in the holidays with toe-tapping music & dance to lift your spirits and make you smile. RDT offers this gift to the community featuring choreography “on the lighter side” for audiences of all ages.” And at […]
Daniel Charon brings his minimalist vision to Salt Lake as the new director of Ririe-Woodbury Dance.
[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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Herding cats is never easy, and when the Sundance Film Festival comes to town it gets doubly hard. Many of our writers like to spend a good chunk of January at the screenings, which can make it hard to get them to write on the local art scene. […]
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 […]