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 work by its most prolific alumni choreographer, William "Bill" Evans, a magnetic dance-maker 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, tap, and electronic rhythms will make this entertaining and nostalgic evening of dance unforgettable.
Regalia February 24, 2018
The clock is ticking, the dancers are sweating, the choreographers are frantically creating and the audience is partying. It must be RDT's annual REGALIA, a fundraiser that asks the audience to award a commission. The performance culminates with a lively shindig and dancing on stage to big band music. Not to be missed!
Dabke March 16-18, 2018
special season add-on
After a successful run in the Jeanne Wagner Theatre last season, RDT presents this masterful evening-length work by Zvi Gotheiner in the intimate Black Box Theatre. Blending Arab pop music and Middle Eastern folk dance, Gotheiner uses the power of dance to highlight tribal and national identities as well as dissolve those definitions.
Current April 12-14, 2018
Presenting a generation of new dance-makers who articulate the physical and emotional energy of contemporary life. It's fresh, it's current, it's 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.