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In the middle of a season flanked by two programs of world premieres of dance works that expand the genre’s story-telling abilities, the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company will present Strata, encompassing some of the best known works of Alwin Nikolais,...
While the competing theoretical, philosophical and ontological discussions of dance’s unique status as a performing arts form are too complex and dense to handle or digest in a compact peroration, it is sufficient to acknowledge the extraordinary happenings in...
The eyes stream data to the brain through something like two million fiber bundles of nerves. Consider the exponential aspects of perception when you multiply this kind of density by the fact that not only does the brain do...
In a quick glance, one realizes just how prominent dance is at the Utah Arts Festival and how it encapsulates the deep roots of Utah's incredible dance culture. Salt Lake City is home to one of the most active...
Later this month Utah-based contemporary dance and design company NOW-ID brings their fourth major performance, EXODUS, first to Salt Lake City, and then to Copenhagen. This year’s production keeps with the company’s mission of collaboration as well as stretching...
In addition to the premiere of a dance composition by Ballet West’s Adrian Fry and performances by Christopher Ruud’s Stars of Ballet West (watch for a preview next week), three historically significant Utah dance companies will present performances to...
For this week’s spring program, the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company will offer three dance compositions – including two world premieres with original soundscapes in music – that imbue the simple Black Box Theatre venue in the Rose Wagner Center for...
It has been more than a decade since Utah Opera has staged the operatic blockbuster Aida by Giuseppi Verdi, and the energy at the Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre on opening night was palpable. The production, which runs through...
There was a lot to celebrate in 2015 with the Utah Enlightenment, a creative movement where courage defines some of the state's most interesting and independent artists. Indeed, the Enlightenment disturbs and disrupts the peculiar Utah penchant to be...
In addition to the premieres of two new dance works by Ballet West's Christopher Ruud, four local pillars of Utah's expansive dance community will present a variety of works encompassing the breadth and depth of dance movement vocabularies at...