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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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Linda Smith: VOICES Artistic Statement

Linda Smith: VOICES Artistic Statement

 During our 2018-19 season, RDT has oriented its programming with an initiative titled “Manifest Diversity” that celebrates the different cultures and voices that have made modern dance a rich tapestry of the American experience. VOICES features the work of five choreographers.  Each uses a distinctive movement language to examine how we communicate, organize, and socialize; how we voice our opinions and solve our problems.  Each reveals an aspect of community. . . . A community holds in place our identity and…

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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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REGALIA: Evolution of a Choreographer Competition

REGALIA: Evolution of a Choreographer Competition

Repertory Dance Theatre has always been a revolutionary dance company, ever since a group of Salt Lake City dancers beat out the big city stalwarts and were awarded a Rockefeller Foundation grant to establish the first repertory dance company in the nation. The same can be said of of its innovative approach to fundraising galas. Thirteen years ago, RDT dancer and now Artistic Associate Nicholas Cendese came up with the idea of a choreographer competition in the spirit of TV’s…

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