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Thursday, July 26, 2012

RDT Announces 2012-2013 Season @ Salt Lake City, Utah: 2012-2013 Season

RDT Announces 2012-2013 Season -
a season of heroic dance and dance makers
July 23, 2012
RDT invites you to join us in celebrating our 47th season - a season of heroic dance and dance makers.
From the innovators and revolutionaries who changed the landscape of modern dance to the brave women who serve this country, RDT is honoring the heroes of dance, the community, and of our nation.
Highlights include a Utah premiere from modern dance legend, Merce Cunningham, a full history of modern dance in one evening, and a special tribute to those women who sacrifice for their country. With a collection of work (both new and old) this season is guaranteed to leave you delighted, amazed and inspired.
As a member of the press, I invite you to visit our "Media/Press Room" page on our website for high resolution photos and logos throughout the upcoming season. As always, you can contact me with any questions or specific requests. We look forward to seeing you in the theatre!
Stephanie Perkins
RDT Marketing Director
High resolution images available upon request.
October 4-6, 2012 • 7:30 pm
Time Capsule: A Century of Dance November 16-17, 2012 • 7:30 pm
Charette 2013 
February 9, 2013 • 7:30 pm
Women of Valor... In the Spirit of ServiceApril 11-13, 2013 • 7:30 pm
October 4-6, 2012 • 7:30 pm
RDT opens the 2012-2013 season with a salute to the ground-breaking revolutionaries who dare to expand, challenge, and re-define dance. 

A Utah premiere of Cunningham's 1965 How to Pass, Kick, Fall and Run, features quirky poetry and anecdotes in a narrated sound-score by John Cage (who would be celebrating his 100th birthday this year) and delivered live by Bill Allred of X96's Radio from Hell and RDT's own, Ricklen Nobis. 

RDT will spotlight the work of unique Japanese artist, Michio Ito. Ito is an artist of the boundary-crossing generation that brought about the literary, musical and artistic breakthroughs of modernism, and the eclectic beginnings of American modern dance.

Eight Seconds of Fame incorporates RDT dancer ingenuity with movement donated by the community. Together we make memories, video and choreography. 

Hello World is an interdisciplinary, multimedia collaboration between a modern dance choreographer – Jacque Bell – and a social psychologist/data scientist – Barton Poulson. Using dance and digital imagery to create visual and kinesthetic order and disorder, Hello World is a play on internal drives and external perceptions.

Time Capsule: A Century of Dance November 16-17, 2012 • 7:30 pm
A guided tour through a 100 year legacy of dance, Time Capsule is an informative multi-media retrospective, paying homage to the ingenuity, creativity and inventive spirit of legendary 20th century choreographers.
Repertory Dance Theatre's prestigious historical repertory highlights the birth and evolution of an art form, and ties each piece to the social and political environment in which it was created. Covering everything from the early years of modern dance to today's finest choreographers, this one of a kind performance not only lives, but breathes, sweats, and leaps.

“RDT follows the development of American dance…with such total identification and vivacity that one could believe they actually were the pioneers of those early days with their passion for uprising and revolt against the conventions of the classics.”(Linda Zamboni, Die Presse, Vienna).
Charette 2013 
February 9, 2013 • 7:30 pm
RDT’s annual fundraiser and choreographer competition, Charette, returns for the eighth consecutive year with all new twists and turns. Don’t miss the madness as choreographers create new dances in record time! We're upping the ante this year by adding live music to the mix.

This dance competition must be seen to be believed. Celebrity judges and the audience will choose the winners. Bring your wallets for drinks, silent auction, and bribes. It’s a performance, party, and fundraiser you can’t miss!

New this year! You can now purchase a VIP ticket to Charette for $75. This “VIP” ticket grants you priority seating in the theatre, free drinks throughout the hour long intermission, $15 in RDT Funny Money to bribe the judges, and more!

Women of Valor... In the Spirit of ServiceApril 11-13, 2013 • 7:30 pm
RDT and the Fort Douglas Museum will honor Utah women in the military.

Women of commitment, dedication, courage
Women who serve as warriors, wives of warriors
And the mothers of warriors....
The nurses, mechanics, engineers and truck drivers
The pilots, cooks, medics, MPS and teachers

The concert recognizes the 150th anniversary of Fort Douglas and pays tribute to women who have served selflessly in the community and in the military. The event will feature dramatic monologues based on stories selected from the Veterans’ History project at the Library of Congress. Choreography by Susan Hadley, Joanie Smith, Bill Evans, Abby Fiat and Lynne Wimmer will pay tribute to the service, sacrifice, dedication, duty, and the strength of women.
A unique partnership between RDT and the Utah Valley University Dance Department gives UVU dance students the opportunity to also learn and perform Susan Hadley's work, Commonplace. Students and professional dancers studied side-by-side with Ms Hadley during a RDT's Summerdance Workshop in June 2012. Each dance company will perform Commonplace in their respective theaters and in addition, RDT will invite two UVU dancers to be guest artists in Women of Valor. This unique partnership is building bridges of cooperation between a university and the professional dance community and giving students the opportunity to develop their skill and artistry.

Proceeds from the April 11 performance of Women of Valor will support the Utah Women's Military Memorial at the Fort Douglas Museum. VIP tickets are available for $75 and offer priority seating as well as admission to a post-concert reception featuring honored guests. 

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