By Linda C. Smith This weekend, RDT presents BRIO … an appropriate title for a concert filled with vigor, vivacity, gusto, verve, zest, enthusiasm, vitality, dynamism, animation, spirit and most of all energy. BRIO will present five works created by two incomparable artists known as Shapiro & Smith. Danial Shapiro & Joanie Smith, husband and wife, started collaborating in 1985. Fascinated by
Next week, RDT will perform two student matinees for close to 700 students. Before the students see BRIO, they will receive a study guide from our Education Director Lynne Larson to help them understand what they will see. Also, teachers are given lesson plans to help the students prepare for what they will see in the show. Here
By RDT Board Member, Jaelynn Jenkins Good manners are about more than following musty dictates from a Victorian-era matron, but rather a show of appreciation for the hard work and time that each artist has spent to create a piece for the audience's enjoyment. As a lifelong theatergoer, I’ve attended everything from Broadway musicals in the Big Apple to cello
In the first part of this two-part series, I talked about how arts and humanities groups need to position themselves to be seen, heard, and appreciated by businesses and corporations as part of the larger economic web. In this part I propose that, in and of itself, that is not enough: we need cash support, as well as
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
RDT's Ring Around the Rose is a series of performances at our home, the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center that Repertory Dance Theatre presents each year. On the second Saturday of every month from September through May, we present a different performing arts group to an audience of children and their families. On Saturday, September 10, the 19th season
Recently, one of our interns sat down and chatted with quite a few of the company members. She noticed that one thing kept coming up throughout all of their conversations -- how Repertory Dance Theatre is truly set apart from all the other companies in the world, and especially those here in the U.S. RDT is a very unique company. It’s
This summer, RDT’s Community School is excited to announce a unique summer sampler series featuring two styles of dance new to our school -- Bollywood and Ballroom dance! We recently sat down with our Bollywood teacher, Raksha Karpoor, and were soon delighted with her excitement about bringing this very unique and culturally specific style of dance to our community.