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Ririe-Woodbury Season 17-18

  • Dates: September 28 - April 28, 2018
  • Time: n/a
  • Venue: Rose Wagner Center Get directions

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2017-2018 Season
Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company’s 2017 – 2018 Season celebrates the new by presenting globally influenced, culturally diverse, and technologically relevant contemporary dance – creations that generate meaningful cultural dialogue and offer a conduit to help process the demands of living in today’s world. This year, the Company will feature compelling new dances by renowned choreographers Kate Weare, Raja Feather Kelly, and Company Artist Director, Daniel Charon. This year’s lineup will also include new musical compositions by Sam Crawford and The Salt Lake Electric Ensemble. We hope you will join us for this exhilarating season of dance. Purchase your season tickets now and save 25% off the face value!
Season Ticket: $78.75 (reg. $105)
Student/Senior Season Ticket: $33.75 ($45)
Matinée Season Ticket (includes all three 1 hour family matinées): $22.50 (reg. $30)
** prices are for individual tickets to all three performances: Parallax (Fall), Strata (Winter), and Return (Spring).
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PARALLAX – An Evening of Contemporary Dance
Unstruck // Salt Lake Premiere // by Kate Weare
Pantheon // World Premiere // by Raja Feather Kelly
Exilic Dances // World Premiere // by Daniel Charon September 28th, 29th, and 30th, 2017, 7:30 pm
Moving Parts Family Series // 1 hour show // September, 30th, 2017, 1:00 pm
The Jeanné Wagner Theater at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
138 West Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Par·al·lax /ˈperəˌlaks/ The effect whereby the position or direction of an object appears to differ when viewed from different positions.

This evening will include the re-construction and Salt Lake City premiere of a captivating work by choreographer Kate Weare titled Unstruck. Weare writes “this trio explores through movement and sound a process of live formation. Unstruck taps into nascency and formation at a primitive level: the carving of the body itself, an organization and dissolution of space, and a magnetic energy between dancers.” The dance features an original score by composer Curtis Macdonald. The evening’s lineup also includes a world premiere by choreographer Raja Feather Kelly titled Pantheon. This musical-choreographic collaboration transposes the paganism and sacrifice of the Stravinsky/Nijinsky Rite of Spring to the twenty-first-century world of global pop culture, and the inherent sacrifices it demands of its audience. The new score is composed by Sam Crawford. Company Artistic Director Daniel Charon will premiere his latest work, Exilic Dances, which honors community, identity, and the idea of embracing and accepting the stranger in the face of diasporic communities.

Strata – An evening of choreography by Alwin Nikolais
February 2nd and 3rd, 7:30 pm
Moving Parts Family Series presents: Elements/Elementos: 1 hour show // February, 3rd, 2018, 1:00 pm
– A wiggle-friendly performance narrated in English and Spanish
Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre
50 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company is proud to present STRATA an evening of choreography by Alwin Nikolais, a groundbreaking American choreographer of the twentieth century. Nikolais created unique, multi-media dances that continue to be an inspiration for companies such as the Blue Man Group, Cirque du Soleil, Pilobolus, and Momix. Discover the exhilarating work of this Master of American Dance. Strata features Crucible, Tensile Involvement, Gallery and Mechanical Organ.

RETURN – part three of the “Together Alone” trilogy (World Premiere)
April 26th, 27th, and 28th, 2018, 7:30 pm
Moving Parts Family Series // 1 hour show // April 28th, 2018, 1:00 pm
Regent Street Black Box at the Eccles Theater
131 Main Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

Return is an evening-length science fiction inspired dance work that imagines our future selves. Conceived and choreographed by Artistic Director Daniel Charon, this futuristic work envisions who we may become as a result of the decisions we make regarding our current interactions with technology. An original score will be created and performed live by the Salt Lake Electric Ensemble. Fashion stylist Laura Kiechle, who created the costumes for the first two sections of the trilogy, will also create original pieces for Return.

About the “Together Alone” trilogy:

Return is the conclusion of the “Together Alone” trilogy, a grouping of work that considers how interaction with technology is fundamentally changing human evolution. Shift (2015), part one of the trilogy, was an examination of existence in a digitally saturated world and how relentless connection can actually lead to new types of solitude. Part two, Enter (2016), was inspired by imagining the premise of an abstracted existence within the vastness of a new, digitally generated ecosystem. It considered who we are within the immense openness of a borderless digital landscape – a space where one can be anonymous, real, or imaginary. Part three, Return, will consider the repercussions of our current state of existence and how the exponential growth of digital technology is having a profound impact on personal and shared identities. This final section of the trilogy will explore how current technology’s control over connection is impacting our future by keeping us unwittingly disconnected. This abstract journey presented by “Together Alone,” challenges us to re-find our authentic human selves and to consider what that means. It highlights how true physical connection is imperative for us to thrive as a species.

Parts 1 and 2 of the trilogy received City Weekly’s 2016 Best of Utah Arts award for best choreography.

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    Venue Addresses

    Abravanel Hall 123 W. South Temple, SLC, UT 84101

    JQ Lawson Capitol Theatre 50 W. 200 S., SLC, UT 84101

    Eccles Theater 131 S. Main Street, SLC, UT 84111

    Rose Wagner Center 138 W. 300 S., SLC, UT 84101


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