In a first-ever, epic collaboration, the six resident performing arts organizations of the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center (The Rose) will present an all-day “extravaganza” called The Rose Exposed on Saturday, September 1, 2012.The six companies represent the pinnacle of their art forms and span the worlds of dance, theatre, and music: Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation, Plan-B Theatre Company, Pygmalion Theatre Company, Repertory Dance Theatre, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, and SB Dance. Over 50 artists, performers, and teachers are involved in this celebration of the performing arts.
The event will celebrate the diverse space that is The Rose. “Repertory Dance Theatre (RDT) has been looking forward to an event that includes the primary users of the Rose for a very long time. In 1983, RDT began to dream of a performing arts venue that would be a laboratory for artists in downtown SLC,” says Linda Smith, founder and Artistic Director of RDT. “In 1997, that dream was realized and the Rose is now a ‘gem’ of a space and a great resource in the community.”
9:00-5:00 pm: FREE classes, activities, and performances suitable for all ages
7:00 pm & 9:00 pm: The Rose Exposed Variety Show (a sample from each of the 6 companies) - tickets $10
Tickets are required for both the free daytime events and the Variety Show.Tickets are available at www.roseXposed.org.
Season Tickets for RDT's 47th Season are now on sale
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.
Season tickets are now on sale, starting as low as $62, with additional discounts available for students and K-12 teachers.
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Rashaun Mitchell of Merce Cunningham Dance Company. Photo from DanceMagazine.com
In preparation for our 47th season, we will be welcoming 3 Master Teachers this month to set choreography. While these artist are here, we will offer Master Classes open to pre-professional/professional dancers.
From August 12-17, RDT welcomes Laura-Selle Virtucio and Eddie Oroyan from the Shapiro and Smith Dance Company. These Master teachers will be setting "Bolero" for RDT's spring concert, Women of Valor...In the Spirit of Service. This physically challenging piece is known for it's "gut-busting athleticism and gut-wrenching emotion."
Recent "Bessie" award winner, Rashaun Mitchell, from the Merce Cunningham Dance Company will be in town from August 20-September 1. Mitchell will be working with RDT dancers to set Cunningham's "How to Pass, Kick, Fall, and Run" which premieres in RDT's fall concert, Embark (October 4-6). This unique piece not only features Cunningham's Avant-Garde choreography but a narrated sound-score by John Cage. This quirky, entertaining sound-score will be delievered live by Bill Allred of X96's Radio from Hell and RDT's Ricklen Nobis. Mitchell will be working with RDT dancers and Allred & Nobis to bring together this unique collaboration.
Laura-Selle Virtucio August 15-17 | 9-10:30 am Cost: $15 drop-in or $120 for a Master Class Punchcard (good for 10 Master Classes throughout the upcoming season)
Rashaun Mitchell August 21, 23, 24, 27, 28, 30, 31 | 9-10:30 am Cost: $15 drop-in or $120 for a Master Class Punchcard (good for 10 Master Classes throughout the upcoming season)
Open Rehearsal: September 1 (as part of the Rose Exposed) | 1:00 pm Rashaun Mitchell will be working with RDT dancers as well as Bill Allred and Ricklen Nobis to prepare for RDT's Embark show. Rehearsal will be followed by a brief Question & Answer session with the choreographer.
As part of the premiere of Merce Cunningham's "How to Pass, Kick, Fall, and Run" RDT has an opportunity to work with Real Salt Lake to receive discounted tickets for an upcoming game. In addition, a portion of those tickets sold would be donated back to RDT. We are trying to gauge our audience's interest in this event. We would greatly appreciate it if you would answer this single question survey to see whether or not to pursue this event.
On August 3rd, three RDT dancers traveled to Lincoln, Nebraska, to offer a week-long, state-wide intensive workshop as part of an Initiative of the Lied Center for the Performing Arts in Lincoln—“Arts across Nebraska”.
The workshop is part of a unique dance residency project that will leave a lasting legacy in four Nebraska communities in Lincoln, Kearney, North Platte and Scottsbluff.
Eight dancers from each city will attend the August workshop to develop choreography that will be performed when RDT tours Nebraska in October.
RDT’s concert, Time Capsule: A Century of Dance, will feature a historic survey of dance and also include a new piece of choreography that will give local dancers the opportunity to perform alongside RDT’s professionals when the company offers three-day residencies in each of these communities. Outreach activities in each city will also include “Imagine That!”- a performance for children linking dance and science, plus in-school lecture demonstrations and movement classes.
African Drums September 8, 2012 | 11:00 am Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center - Black Box Theatre 138 West 300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Mark your calendars for the first Ring Around the Rose show of the season - African Drums on September 8.
Join Andy Jones from Djembe Direct and the African Heartwood Project and his large collection of drums to play, beat, and learn about African drumming and dancing. Audience members are invited on stage to experience the sound and feel of dozens of different drums. Then try your hand at the cultural dancing styles of West Africa.
This is the most interactive show of the year and therefore it is always one of the most popular so get your tickets early!
Tickets: $5 (not including fees) and free for ages 2 and under ArtTix: 801-355-ARTS or www.arttix.org
Season subscriptions are available when you purchase at least six shows. Being a season subscriber saves you 25% off the regular ticket price and you don't have to worry about sold out shows-you already have your tickets in hand!
Ring Around the Rose is a "wiggle-friendly" series of performances for children and families that explore the magical world of the arts including dance, theatre, music, and storytelling.Click here to see the full schedule.