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Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company Presents Annual Workshop

Submitted by the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company

More than 200 participants will travel from across the country to attend the 2012 Move-It Summer Workshop, July 23 – August 11 presented by Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. This marks the 32nd anniversary of the workshop which has become a shining example of summer dance education and training in Salt Lake City. This year’s workshop features a distinguished faculty highlighted by award-winning performance artist, Ann Carlson, currently in residence at Stanford University. As part of the Meet the Choreographer series, Carlson will discuss her philosophy towards dance and performance art, which has spanned a long career and resulted in over 30 commissions and numerous awards including a 2010 American Masters Award. Carlson’s "50 Years," which is restaged in Ririe-Woodbury’s fall show, "FOUR," (Sept. 20-22) will be shown during the event on Thursday, August 2, at 5:30 p.m. at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 West Broadway, Salt Lake City. "50 Years" is a work created as a part of her innovative take on the passage of time according to the perceptual calculations of the human tribe. This free event is open to the public – an RSVP is required by calling (801) 297-4241 or emailing info@ririewoodbury.com. The workshop faculty also includes Ririe-Woodbury Artistic Director Charlotte Boye-Christensen, Company Co-Founder Joan Woodbury, Associate Professor Kay Andersen of Southern Utah University, Assistant Professor Eric Handman of the University of Utah, former Ballet West soloist Kate Crews-Lindsey, Capoeira instructor Jamaika, former Ririe-Woodbury Dancer Elizabeth Kelley-Wilberg, as well as the Ririe-Woodbury Dancers; Joseph "Jo" Blake, Mary Lyn Graves, Tara McArthur, Brad Beakes, Alexandra Bradshaw and Bashaun Williams. The workshop fulfills a vital piece of the mission of Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company by providing dance training and education for all levels and encouraging the performance of innovative original works by emerging choreographers. The workshop has three distinct components: a two-week workshop (Jul. 23-Aug. 3) for professional, collegiate and high school graduate dancers, a teacher’s workshop (July. 30-Aug. 3) for dance educators in university, professional and secondary settings, and a young dancer’s workshop (Aug. 6-11) specifically designed for high school and middle school students. Contact the Ririe-Woodbury office for information about registration and drop-in class availability. The two-week workshop will culminate in an open showcase performance of student-choreographed works on Aug. 3 at 6 p.m. in the Leona Wagner Black Box Theatre at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. The public is invited and encouraged to attend this free event.

The Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company is a contemporary dance company that has been shaking up the national and international dance scene since 1964. Founded by Shirley Ririe and Joan Woodbury, and under the artistic direction of Charlotte Boye-Christensen, the Company commissions works by emerging and seasoned choreographers from around the world, and is recognized as a leading company in dance education. Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company will move you to fall in love with dance; Dance is for everybody.