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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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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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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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