The return of RDT’s Gala Fundraiser brings together choreography, delicious food, and rollicking fun.
February 24, 2018
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
Tickets: $50 or $75 through ArtTix
SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Repertory Dance Theatre celebrates 52 years of revolutionary modern dance with their annual fundraiser and performance, REGALIA, on February 24, 2018 at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center.
Returning for the third year, REGALIA features choreographers creating new work in just a matter of hours. This year, RDT is thrilled to have choreographers from across the country who submitted work to be considered for the honor. Marty Buhler, Bryn Cohn, Laja Field & Martin Durov (LAJAMARTIN), and Molly Heller will compete for votes from audience members to be awarded a chance to create a new commission for RDT’s 2018-2019 season.
There are two pricing options for REGALIA. VIP ticket holders ($75) will be invited to enjoy an exclusive pre-show cocktail party with heavy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails from Utah Food Services. Performance ticket holders ($50) will arrive at 7:00 to peruse auction items, enjoy a drink at the bar, and wander the studios to watch the final touches put on the choreography.
All audience members will enter the theatre at 8:00 pm to see each piece performed. Afterward, audience members will vote using “bidding paddles” in the theatre to raise money for a commission to be completed next season as well as for RDT’s celebrated free school outreach that reaches over 25,000 students and teachers in Utah every year.
Afterward, all are invited on to the Jeanne Wagner stage to enjoy delectable desserts from Utah Food Services and dance the night away to the sounds of the Joe Muscolino Band.
How REGALIA works:
6:00-8:00 pm // Cocktail party (VIP ticket holders only). Guests are invited to watch choreographers work in studios, enjoy signature cocktails & heavy appetizers from Utah Food Services, and peruse silent auction items.
7:00 pm // Performance ticket holders arrive. All audience members are invited to watch final touches of choreography in studios, peruse silent auction items and opportunity drawings, and enjoy signature cocktails, wine & beer.
8:00 pm // Performance. All pieces are performed in the Jeanne Wagner Theatre. Audience will “vote with their wallet” using paddles live in the theatre to decide which choreographer will be awarded with a new commission for RDT next season.
9:00 pm // After Party. All are welcome up on to the stage for dancing and dessert with the Joe Muscolino Band.