Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company announces new season
Kickoff is Sept. 28
Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company has announced its 2017-18 season, and artistic director Daniel Charon is looking forward to the performances.
“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,” Charon said. “This year, we are thrilled to include a variety of programming options that will appeal to diverse communities. From our new family matinee series, to a bi-lingual narrated experience, our doors are open for all to have an engaging and enjoyable dance experience.“
The season will feature compelling new dances by renowned choreographers Kate Weare, Company Artist Director Daniel Charon, and Raja Feather Kelly (who has been awarded the 2017-2018 Princess Grace Choreography Fellowship in support of this commission). Additionally, the season will include artistic collaborations involving original musical compositions by New York composer Sam Crawford, and the Salt Lake Electric Ensemble.
This season the Company launches a new performance experience: special matinee shows presented in addition to the regular full-evening performances. The Moving Parts Family Series offers a one-hour wiggle-friendly experience with the whole family in mind.
The schedule is as follows:
“PARALLAX,” Sept. 28-30, 7:30 p.m., The Jeanné Wagner Theater at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. Broadway, Salt Lake City
The evening will start with the 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 nascence 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 Robert Macdonald.
The world premiere by choreographer Raja Feather Kelly titled “Pantheon,” will follow.
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. This dance features a new score by composer Sam Crawford.
Rounding out the night is world premiere by Company Artistic Director Daniel Charon titled “Exilic Dances.”
This piece, set to the invigorating rhythms of klezmer music, is a musical theater style exploration of the irony and perils associated with immigration. It honors community, identity, and the idea of embracing the stranger.
- The company will present a one-hour Moving Parts Family Series performance at 1 p.m. on Sept. 30.”STRATA,” Feb. 2-3, 2018, 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South, Salt Lake City.
This evening of contemporary shorts will include a variety of engaging excerpts from six repertory pieces.
The performance seeks to engage the audience in a curated experience of converging choreographic voices.
This contemporary sampler will include dances by Tzveta Kassabova, Netta Yerushalmy, Adam Barruch, Moses Pendleton, Alison Chase, Ann Carlson and Daniel Charon.
- The company will present a one-hour Moving Parts Family Series performance called “Elements/Elemento,” a wiggle-friendly performance narrated in English and Spanish, at 1 p.m.”RETURN,” April 26-28, 7:30 p.m., at the Regent Street Black Box at the Eccles Theater
The performance will be part 3 of the “Together Alone” trilogy, an evening-length science fiction inspired dance work that imagines our future selves.
Conceived and choreographed by Artistic Director Daniel Charon, this dance 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. This work is the conclusion of Charon’s “Together Alone” trilogy, which originally premiered with the “Shift” in 2015.
Local fashion stylist Laura Kiechle, who created the costumes for the first two sections of the trilogy, will also create the original design for “RETURN.”
Parts 1 and 2 of the “Together Alone” trilogy received City Weekly’s 2016 Best of Utah Arts award for best choreography.
- The company will present a Moving Parts Family Series at 1 p.m. on April 28.Audiences are invited to enjoy Ririe-Woodbury’s spectacular new season of dance at a 25 percent savings.
Individual season tickets are $78.75 (regular price $105)
Student and senior citizen season tickets are $33.75 (regular price $45)
Matinee season ticket are $22.50 (regular price $30)
Students and senior citizens: $15
*all tickets subject to box office fees
For information and tickets, visit ririewoodbury.com/seasontix or call 801-355-ARTS.
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