Ring Around the Rose - African Drums September 8, 2012 | 11:00 am
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
This Saturday begins the 2012-2013 Ring Around the Rose season with African Drums.
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
Ring Around the Rose Season Subscriptions 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! Please call the RDT Office at 801-534-1000 if you are interested.
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.
RDT Community School Open House September 8, 2012 | 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Students participate in African dance class during the Open House on July 16, 2012.
Try a new class or an old favorite for only $10 all day (7 classes for less than the price of one), or FREE with purchase of a 10 class punch card. If you buy a 10 class punchcard at the open house pay the special price of $90 (regularly $100- $30 savings overall).
Full Schedule - Sept. 8, 2012 9:00-9:40 am Prime Movement 9:40-10:20 am Ballet 10:20-11:00 am Zumba 11:00-11:40 am Flamenco 11:40-12:20 pm African 12:20-1:00 pm Modern 1:00-1:40 pm SOMA (Simple Organic Movement for All)
RDT opens the season with Embark October 4-6, 2012 | 7:30 pm
RDT will be opening our 2012-2013 season withEmbark, a salute to the ground-breaking revolutionaries...daring, expanding, challenging, and re-defining dance.
The role of the genuine innovator is to discover what the rest of us need even before we know that the need exists (Dale Harris).
A Utah premiere of Cunningham's 1965 How to Pass, Kick, Fall and Run, features a quirky, narrated sound-score by John Cage 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.
In Eight Seconds of Fame RDT dancers create choreography using movement phrases donated by the community.
Hello World is an interdisciplinary, multimedia collaboration between a modern dance choreographer – Jacque Bell – and a social psychologist/data scientist – Barton Poulson.
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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The Six-Pack 6 companies, 6 shows, $66, 60% savings
On September 1, Repertory Dance Theatre, Ririe Woodbury Dance Company, SB Dance, Plan-B Theatre Company, Pygmalion Productions, and Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation came together for the first ever of it's kind, Rose Exposed. We had a full day of free events followed by two evening performances of the Rose Exposed Variety Show featuring all six companies.
It was a fabulous event and one we hope to continue in the future. Thank you to everyone who attended and made it such a success!
We are now offering a special ticket package featuring all 6 companies, the "Six Pack."
A diagram showing how the dancers created the piece, Gamut.
With the start of a new season, the RDT Dancers' Blog is back in full swing! The Dancers' blog is your behind-the-scenes look at the dancers' preparation, rehearsal, and performance of RDT's full repertory. Check out this excerpt from Nick's most recent post about the creation of Gamut:
With the premiere of Gamut came quite a bit of praise for the piece. In my years with RDT, I have rarely heard people talk so glowingly about a dance. The comments that I heard reassured us that what we hoped to accomplish – connect Cunningham’s methods with modern ideas of movement – was not only a success but helped our audience understand and appreciate his choreography and contributions to modern dance even more. Gamut served as the perfect bridge between the past and the present, bringing them together in an exciting, unique way.
...The first step, as with any dance making, is to decide what you want to be a part of the dance. For this small section, I decided to have small head movements to the right or left side, right or left arm movements, right or left leg movements, and one weigh shift on the right side or one weight shift of the left. All those options, added together, come to 8 options. I assigned them a number as follows: