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Celebrating Black History Month

Celebrating Black History Month

Repertory Dance Theatre believes that all peoples, their cultures, and their art contribute to the meaning and understanding of our humanity and should be honored and celebrated. RDT firmly stands against racism in all forms. We, as a Company, denounce racism, bigotry, and intolerance in our state and across the nation. We are committed to learning, growing, and listening as we work toward a more equitable world for all. RDT stands in solidarity with our communities of color. We stand…

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In Loving Memory: Kay Clark

In Loving Memory: Kay Clark

It is with great sadness that RDT announces that our “Artistic Princess” is gone. Kay Clark passed away on Weds, May 27. 2020 Kay Clark was one of the founding members of Repertory Dance Theatre. In 1966, Kay and seven other dancers were invited by the Rockefeller Foundation to embark on a “bold experiment” to develop the first successful modern dance repertory company.  As an impeccable dancer, teacher, choreographer, and director, Kay helped create an organization that became acclaimed nationally and…

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Last-Minute Gift Guide

Last-Minute Gift Guide

For: the DANCER RDT’s Dance Center on Broadway {the everyday dancer} RDT’S DANCE CENTER ON BROADWAY offers classes for adults (ages 16+) evenings and weekends at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. Classes are for all levels in a variety of styles, so there really is something for everyone. Students can drop-in to classes when it works for them — there’s no pressure to register for an entire session. You can purchase gift cards on our website for any amount…

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Where have I heard that before?

Where have I heard that before?

This week, RDT brings together 12 choreographers to explore some of the world’s most beloved music in a whole new way. RDT’s Executive/Artistic Director, Linda C. Smith and composer Scott Killian came up with the concept of SOUNDS FAMILIAR after complaining that young people did not seem to have enough exposure to classical music. They gave 12 choreographers a list of 36 classical music pieces and let them choose what to do. Read on to hear how some of them…

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A Tribute to Miss Pearl

A Tribute to Miss Pearl

Pearl Wagstaff-Garff was a legend in the Salt Lake City children’s dance community. She started the Dancers’ Theatre Company, a non-profit, and the Life Arts Center, a school of the integrated arts/science. Pearl received the “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Utah Dance Education Organization. Pearl was a teacher, shaman, dancer, and artist, known as “Miss Pearl” to many of her students and friends. For over 50 years, children were the love of her life and her life’s mission. You can…

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Andy Noble: Filament

Andy Noble: Filament

Andy Noble danced with RDT from 1998-2004. Since then, he has gone on to become a professor at Sam Houston State and create a company of his own – NobleMotion Dance. During RDT’s 50th anniversary, Andy competed in the first ever REGALIA choreographer competition… and won! In doing so, he was commissioned for RDT the next year. What he came up with has become an audience favorite. Filament explores one of Andy’s choreographic passions – dance and technology. He sat…

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