Ring Around the Rose w/ Repertory Dance Theatre September 14 | 11:00 am
RDT will open the 2013-2014 Ring Around the Rose season by bringing together two dimensional art with three dimensional dancing. Could you dance a color? Could you draw an emotion? Could you create a movement map? Audience members will be invited on-stage to answer these questions and both draw and dance with the artists of RDT. This hands-on experience will turn that doodle on paper into a fun dancing phrase. Expand your mind and let your creativity flourish!
Who: Repertory Dance Theatre What: Ring Around the Rose When: September 14, 2013 | 11:00 am Where: Jeanne Wagner Theatre at Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center (138 W 300 S, SLC) How: Tickets $5 through ArtTix (801-355-ARTS)
Season tickets are now available for Ring Around the Rose. Purchase tickets to at least 6 shows and pay only $4/ticket! Click here to learn more.
Get your tickets now for LEGACY October 3-5 | 7:30 pm
RDT begins our 48th season with a tribute to our dance legacy.
The centerpiece for this stirring concert will be modern dance legend, José Limón's masterwork, "Missa Brevis." This monumental work is a memento to cities destroyed during World War II and to those unconquerable qualities in human beings that compel the spirit to rise in hope and to survive. The choreography features 22 dancers including RDT and guests from BYU Division of Dance and Utah Valley University who will perform to a powerful score by Zoltán Kodály.
Also on the concert are works by Doris Humphrey, Ted Shawn, Bill Evans, and Ze'eva Cohen -- all legacies in the history of modern dance and of RDT.
Missa Brevis: Nexus of Faith, Art and War, a symposium October 2 | 7:00 pm
In our fall show LEGACY, a significant piece of history is being commemorated: the rise of a near-devastated people from the ashes of World War II. “Missa Brevis” is more than a dance, it calls to mind how humans navigate faith, art and war. In conjunction with the performance of LEGACY, RDT invites the public to a symposium where you can hear the story behind “Missa Brevis,” ask questions and contribute to an important conversation that is likely to continue as long as we’re all human. Join us for this FREE panel discussion and screening of an excerpt of Missa Brevis, prior to the opening of our fall concert.
DATE: Oct. 2, 2013 TIME: 7:00 pm LOCATION: Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA), 20 S. West Temple (801) 328-4201 (adjacent to Abravanel Symphony Hall)
Featuring: Caroline Prohosky (Contemporary Dance, BYU) Dr. Jerry L. Jaccard, (BYU School of Music, Kodaly scholar) Dodge Billingsley (CFR Media/Combat Films and Research) Maximilian Werner, (Asst. Professor, Writing Program UofU and author)--moderator
RDT Community School Open House September 28 | 9 am- 1 pm
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).
9-9:40 Prime Movement/SOMA 9:40-10:20 Ballet 10:20-11:00 Jazz / Hip Hop - new classes!* 11:00-11:40 Flamenco 11:40-12:20 African 12:20-1:00 Modern Technique
*We have added 2 new classes to the regular schedule starting September 30.Come try them out at the Open House.
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From the blog...
While doing some research on a blog post about re-staging dances, I came across a very interesting article about Anna Sokolow’s Lyric Suite. This is a dance that RDT has done – many of the current members were in the cast. Hearing this writer talk about the moments in the dance conjured up vivid memories of my own ... click here to read more
GIVEAWAY!! Leave a comment on any post on the blog and be entered to win 2 tickets to LEGACY (Oct 3-5). Winner will be announced Monday, September 9.
RDT & the Economic Development Corporation of Utah
Did you know that RDT is an economic engine? The Economic Development Corporation of Utah believes so. They also know that the Company helps attract new businesses to Utah through its artistry and outreach. Companies like Adobe, a recent transplant to Utah, knows that quality of life is important to their employees, and that RDT is a part of that Cultural Core. That’s why your favorite dance company is an investor (member) at EDCU. We’re committed to growing the economy in Utah and attracting new businesses to the Beehive State. Creative industries like RDT create jobs as well as acts as an accent to the business of life…and the life of business.
RDT is proud to be an investor at EDCU and looks forward to networking with big (and small) businesses in the state as partners that benefit each other.
We gratefully acknowledge these entities for their generous support of RDT's development of modern dance as an art form - to create, perform, preserve and inspire. Artistic, production and publicity support for RDT's 2013-2014 legendary season is provided by:
George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation Emma Eccles Jones Foundation National Endowment for the Arts & the Utah Division of Arts & Museums Salt Lake City Arts Council
And a special thank you to the citizens of Salt Lake County for recognizing the importance of tax base funded Zoo, Arts & Parks Program that improves the health of communities and community members through arts, recreation and lifelong learning experiences.