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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Repertory Dance Theatre & the Utah Arts Festival present 8 Seconds of Fame @ Utah Arts Festival, Salt Lake City, 21 June-24 June

June 21-24, 2012 at the Utah Arts Festival

SALT LAKE CITY - After 47 years of building community through the creation, performance, and perpetuation of modern dance, Repertory Dance Theatre (RDT) is asking the community to help build a dance. The RDT dancers are creating choreography using movement phrases donated by the community.

RDT is inviting the community to become a partner in our creative process. Each day at the Utah Arts Festival, RDT will be filming willing participants performing 8 second movement phrases. This could be anything from a walk across the stage to eight consecutive pirouettes.

With the collection of these 8 second fragments, the RDT dancers will have a movement bank of material which they will explore, embellish, and de-construct to create a new movement language. This language will be developed into a new piece of choreography that will premiere on RDT's 47th season concert, EMBARK, October 4-6, 2012.

RDT invites you to contribute EIGHT SECONDS of movement.

WHEN: June 21-24, 2012, 1:00-2:00 pm

WHERE: Utah Arts Festival on the FESTIVAL STAGE

WHAT: Contribute movement of any sort: pedestrian actions, gestures, shapes, dance-moves....use your imagination

WHO: Anyone! Any age, any ability.

WHY: Help RDT dancers create a new movement language that will be developed into a new dance work featuring your "eight seconds" of inspired activity.

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RDT dancers performing Susan McLain's Karyo

In addition to the "8 seconds of fame" project, RDT will be performing at the Utah Arts Festival on June 24 at 6:30 pm on the Festival Stage. The company will be performing favorites from this past season including "Karyo" by Susan McLain and "Gamut" choreographed by the RDT dancers using the principles of Merce Cunningham composition techniques.

Come join RDT as they close out the festival with a performance of aesthetics and athleticism!

RDT at the Utah Arts Festival
June 24, 2012 | 6:30 pm
Festival Stage

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Repertory Dance Theatre
138 West 300 South | PO Box 510427
Salt Lake City, UT 84151-0427
801-534-1000 | rdt@rdtutah.org

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