SANCTUARY October 5-7, 2017
The nature of sacred places inspires the centerpiece commission by Zvi Gotheiner, celebrating the Bears Ears National Monument with a new ritual that connects humanity to sacred water and land. “Tower,” by Andy Noble honors the hallowed ground where the Twin Towers once stood amidst falling rain and features 33 dancers, including guests from Utah Valley University. Performing under a torrent of 120 pounds of falling rice, the dancers in Eric Handman’s “Ghost Ship” explore how we are connected to our sense of place.
TOP BILL November 16-18, 2017
RDT spotlights the work by its most prolific alumni choreographer, William “Bill” Evans in TOP BILL. Evans, a Company member from 1967 to 1974, is known for his versatility and style. TOP BILL features an eclectic range of music from Vivaldi to the 3hattrio plus a tribute to the “King of Swing” Mr. Benny Goodman. East Indian rhythms, tap rhythms and electronic rhythms will make this entertaining and nostalgic evening of dance unforgettable.
Regalia February 24, 2018
Returning for the third year, REGALIA features record-breaking choreography with the opportunity for you to award a commission. With two pricing options (with or without a pre-show cocktail party), this will be both a performance and a lively party. The evening will finish with a live band and dancing for all on stage.
Dabke March 16-18, 2018
special season add-on
After receiving rave reviews last season, RDT will encore DABKE in the intimate Leona Wagner Black Box Theatre, March 16-18. 2018. This evening-length work by Zvi Gotheiner is a powerful contemporary statement inspired by ancient Middle-Eastern folk dance. Blending Arab pop music and the use of dabkeh steps, Gotheiner uses the power of dance to highlight tribal and national identities as well as dissolve those definitions. DABKE is about conflict in the Middle East, but it is about conflict in the world.
Current April 12-14, 2018
The closing concert of the 52nd season will present a generation of new dance-makers who articulate the physical and emotional energy of contemporary life. Its fresh; its current; its now. This ground-breaking concert features work by RDT alumni Francisco Gella, Sarah Donohue, and Angela Banchero-Kelleher plus the winner of the 2017 REGALIA choreographer competition, Nichele Van Portfleet.