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Thankful for RDT

Thankful for RDT

When it comes to RDT, our staff and dancers have so much to be thankful for!  We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and wish you joyous holiday season!  Below are some of the many things we are thankful for… Pilar… I’m thankful for all the opportunities RDT offers to think outside the box. To do something you’ve done before but different. Always changing, always growing, even when it’s a repeat. Lauren… I am thankful for my supportive family and friends, my…

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The Place for Art in America: Everywhere (Part 1)

The Place for Art in America: Everywhere (Part 1)

I’m a culture worker twice. I’m both an artist myself, and I’m a fundraiser for the arts. As a novelist and editor of creative writing, I pursue my own imaginative and expressive impulses through my craft, and with my vision of what I think literature has done and can continue to do to broaden and enrich the human enterprise. But as a fundraiser for Repertory Dance Theatre (RDT), those pursuits are not so much “deep-sixed” as they are suddenly in vivid…

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My Hands: Inspiration and Creative Aging

My Hands: Inspiration and Creative Aging

My Hands … How would you finish that statement? This simple prompt is a wonderful beginning to an exercise that I learned at a Creative Aging workshop sponsored by engAGE Utah that helped artists learn how to build and implement creative artistic classes for seniors. Creative Aging is a blossoming field that has grown thanks to the serious and concerted efforts of several leaders like Dr. Gene Cohen, Susan Perlstein, and Stuart Kandell. Over the past several decades, these leaders,…

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