Jaclyn Brown: Ever-Changing Theatre

Jaclyn Brown: Ever-Changing Theatre

This year, I had the opportunity to be a rehearsal director during the restaging of “Theatre,” which is a Danielle Agami piece that was originally set and performed on RDT in 2016. This piece is special to me for many reasons. During the original staging Danielle brought her company, Ate9 of Los Angeles, to Utah for a two-week residency. I felt pushed to my limits in every way. I immediately connected with the drive that Danielle had in her rehearsal…

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VOICES choreographer: Bebe Miller

VOICES choreographer: Bebe Miller

Choreographer Bebe Miller is known world-wide for her work in the dance field. She has been working with her own company, Bebe Miller Dance Company, since 1985 exploring the human condition. We were lucky enough to have Bebe in Salt Lake City with us for two weeks creating a brand new work. Tune in below to hear how she creates work, what it was like working with RDT, what “community” means to her, and more. Miller’s commission, titled Event, will…

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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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VOICES choreographer: Bryn Cohn

VOICES choreographer: Bryn Cohn

As the winner of the REGALIA choreographer competition in 2018, Bryn Cohn was awarded the coveted prize of creating a new work for RDT this season. During December of 2018, Cohn worked with RDT dancers to create this brand new commission that will premiere in Salt Lake City during VOICES, April 11-13. Tune in to the video below to hear more about her choreographic process & aesthetic, what it was like working with RDT and the inspiration behind her work,…

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Framing GAGA

Framing GAGA

With the presentation of FRAMED by Danielle Agami on Thursday, March 14, we thought we would revisit the idea of Gaga. The following comes from a blog post written by Linda Smith during the last time we worked with Danielle Agami when she originally choreographed her work Theatre in 2016. PS — read to the bottom for a special discount! As a repertory company, Repertory Dance Theatre houses the work of over 150 different choreographers. Each requires a dancer to…

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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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