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Parkour: The Art of Displacement

Parkour: The Art of Displacement

For this coming Open House on Saturday, March 30th, RDT’s Dance Center will be offering a special beginner parkour class for the first time. Some of those attending the parkour class may already know what parkour is or have seen parkour on TV or YouTube. The content in the commercial world is usually described as huge, dynamic movement involving jumps from crazy heights or all kind of flips. There are even competitions held in major cities. But flips and competitions…

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Dan Higgins: Sit back, Observe, and Listen

Dan Higgins: Sit back, Observe, and Listen

As I look back on the past five years of work with Repertory Dance Theater, I find one of the most interesting aspects of being a company member is the immense detail and full investment of artist and dancer during a choreographic process. Throughout each residency, a choreographer comes prepared in a way that is different and unique to them as a movement specialist. It is our job, as performing artists and humans, to absorb the task at hand; analyze…

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Elle Johansen: Our Behaviors

Elle Johansen: Our Behaviors

I love the moment a new guest artist walks through the door. There is an air of excitement, an unknowing force that fills the room with anticipation and this was especially true for our latest guest, Bebe Miller.  Not only have we had the privilege of working with Bebe Miller the past week and a half but Bebe also brought two dancers from her company, Angie Hauser and Bronwen MacArthur. These two women have helped us dive into Bebe’s interest of…

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RDT Presents: FRAMED

RDT Presents: FRAMED

March 14, 2019 | 7:30 pm Repertory Dance Theatre is proud to present a solo show by the world-renowned artist, Danielle Agami on March 14, 2019. Framed is an intimate look into womanhood as experienced and understood by the ever-sensitive and insightful Danielle Agami. Growing up, Agami was surrounded by special female role models, especially her mother as the center of the household. As with so many Israeli woman, her mother’s strength and presence set the tone, color, and atmosphere…

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Lesson Plan of the Month – Feb. 2019

Lesson Plan of the Month – Feb. 2019

After an extended break, welcome back to RDT’s series of posts for teachers who want to include movement/dance in their classrooms. This is the fifth post in the series. 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.  The initial idea for what we are…

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REGALIA: A Look at the Past

REGALIA: A Look at the Past

This weekend marks the 4th annual Regalia fundraiser for Repertory Dance Theatre (RDT). Every year, RDT receives choreographer applicants from across the nation and selects four artists to compete for a commission in one of RDT’s season concerts. The audience cast their votes and decide which artist will receive the opportunity to create and present work with RDT. The past three years have brought exemplary and gifted artists to Regalia such as David Marchant, Francisco Gella, Marina Harris, Eric Handman,…

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