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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Snapshots (for families) @ RDT (SLC: Nov 18 - 19)

For Immediate Release
October 31, 2011
Repertory Dance Theatre presents
November 18-19, 2011

November 18 - 7:30 pm | November 19 - 2:00 pm
Jeanne Wagner Theatre
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
138 West Broadway, SLC
“A city is more than a place in space, it is a drama in time.” - Patrick Geddes

RDT has been using dance to celebrate environmental progress and encourage environmental responsibility as we encourage a greater understanding of place.

This season, we continue our look at communities by presenting a concert especially designed for young audiences that is inspired by the places we call home.

SNAPSHOTS takes a lively and entertaining look at the streets, businesses, parks and libraries…the gathering places, the lively places, the bicycle paths and the gardens that are part of our lives, part of our neighborhoods.

Today, architects, urban planners, sociologists and citizens are re-examining our cities, how they are designed, how people relate to them and how a city relates to its inhabitants.

Our neighborhoods are not only the hills and valleys and landscapes in our communities, but also histories, memories and of patterns of activities that are full of surprises.

There is a growing need to help young people understand the concept of environmental stewardship. RDT has been encouraging students K-12 to look, see, evaluate and express their surroundings in music, art and dance to tell the stories of their neighborhoods. Their observations have inspired us.

SNAPSHOTS features choreography (new and recycled) by RDT dancers and Zvi Gotheiner plus interviews with students, photographs and music that we hope will generate family discussions about the things that concern us and the things we love about our neighborhoods.

“Under the seeming disorder of the old city, wherever the old city is working successfully, is a marvelous order for maintaining the safety of the streets and the freedom of the city… This order is all composed of movement and change, and although it is life, not art, we may fancifully call it the art form of the city and liken it to the dance -- an intricate ballet."
-Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities.

RDT presents SNAPSHOTS, a joyous family friendly concert that celebrates our community, our place, in music, dance and media.

For more information visit www.rdtutah.org.
Stephanie Perkins
RDT PR & Marketing Director
High resolution images available upon request.
If you would like to schedule an interview or photo-shoot, please contact stephanie@rdtutah.org or call 801-534-1000.
Important Pricing Info for the Press

Dancer: Nathan Shaw
Tickets can be purchased through ArtTix
Tickets $20*
Discounts & Specials:
Students/Seniors $10*
Family Pass (4 tickets) $32
*all tickets will go up $5 on the day of the show.

Student Matinees

During the week of November 14, 2011, RDT will perform five matinees of Snapshots for over 1,300 elementary students from all over the Salt Lake valley. Schools are invited to come free of cost as part of the POPS (Professional Outreach Programs in the Schools) program through the Utah State Office of Education.
Click here for more information about RDT's Arts-In-Education programs.

RDT's Green Map Project

Green Map icon for "Child Friendly Site"
For the past decade, RDT has been using dance to celebrate environmental progress and encourage environmental responsibility as we develop a greater understanding of place. For the past year, we have been engaged in arts and environmental activities called RDT's Green Map Project. The Green Map project is a global movement mapping green living, nature, social and cultural resources, and environmental challenges in cities, villages and neighborhoods in over 54 countries. "Green Mapping" focuses on sustainable living attributes and practices, employing icons designed to help individuals investigate and tell the story of their community.
RDT's Green Map activities for K-12 schools invite students to become engaged in a survey of their neighborhoods, in order to identify sustainable living, culture and nature. RDT conducts lectures, movement classes, demonstrations, teacher workshops, and choreographic exercises to help students to become more engaged in the life of their communities, as they begin to see, evaluate and express their surroundings in music, art and dance.
Click here for more information about RDT's Green Map Project


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