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Jaclyn Brown Q&A

Jaclyn Brown Q&A

During our time with RDT, what is your favorite piece you have performed and why? During my six years on the company, I have performed around a hundred dances! Choosing just one of those is very difficult… So I’ll mention a few.  We have a lot of Zvi Gotheiner’s work in our repertory, and dancing “Dabke” was certainly an unforgettable experience. We had the chance to perform it on three separate concerts, so we have greatly matured within it throughout…

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REGALIA: Five Years of Excellence

REGALIA: Five Years of Excellence

The time has come and the party is about to begin! RDT presents our 5th annual fundraiser REGALIA on March 7th. Every year, RDT receives choreographer applicants from across the nation and selects artists to compete for a commission in one of RDT’s season concerts the following season. The audience casts their votes and by donating money to the artist they enjoyed most. Which ever artist gains the most votes will receive the opportunity to create and present work with…

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Lauren Curley: Tour Life

Lauren Curley: Tour Life

Greetings from the road! My name is Lauren and I’m in my sixth season with RDT. This month, I had the pleasure of heading out on two different tours throughout Idaho, Utah, and Nevada with RDT. Our travels started off in Eagle, ID with a teaching tour that myself, Elle Johansen, and Nick Cendese went on. Most of the time when we go on tour the full company comes, but occasionally we’ll head out in smaller groups and focus more…

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Ursula Perry: Reflections on Sounds Familiar

Ursula Perry: Reflections on Sounds Familiar

SOUNDS FAMILIAR, what a whirlwind! It was such a joy, and quite a challenge to create. Working with multiple choreographers and grasping multiple ideas was a great exercise in what I feel RDT does best, cultivating and curating all styles of modern dance. Of the twelve choreographers, it was truly special to work with a mentor from college (Sharee Lane) and one of my dearest friends over the last twenty years (Natosha Washington). I could not have been more grateful to create…

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Lesson of the Month Nov. 2019

Lesson of the Month Nov. 2019

Welcome to RDT’s series of posts for teachers who want to include movement/dance in their classrooms. Feel free to take a look at the previous posts here, under Lesson of the Month section. Our goal is to inspire teachers to use simple dance moves with their students to help them get to know each other as the school year starts.  We hope to encourage creativity and lead teachers to take the lesson plans to many levels. We also want to…

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Tyler Orcutt: The Importance of Growth

Tyler Orcutt: The Importance of Growth

For the past seven years, Salt Lake has been my home and Repertory Dance Theatre my family. Last year, I made a difficult decision that RDT’s 2019/2020 season would be my last with the company. Saying “farewell” next year will be one of the toughest things I have to do. “RDT is the best University,” is something my boss, Linda Smith, says jokingly on occasions. Jokingly because sure, you’re not paying for a diploma but what she is referring to…

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