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Natosha Washington

Natosha Washington

We honor the 2021 celebration of Black History Month by highlighting and sharing the choreography of four Black artists that were commissioned under RDT’s Manifest Diversity Initiative. Next, we share the dynamic work of Natosha Washington. Natosha Washington has been a choreographer and director her entire life, but professionally since 2004, after receiving her bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah in Modern Dance. She created Say Their Names, part 1 for RDT’s SPIRIT performance in October 2018. Discover more about…

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Tiffany Rea-Fisher

Tiffany Rea-Fisher

We honor the 2021 celebration of Black History Month by highlighting and sharing the choreography of four Black artists that were commissioned under RDT’s Manifest Diversity Initiative. First up is Tiffany Rea-Fisher, the Artistic Director of Elisa Monte Dance in New York City. We first worked with Rea-Fisher during our 50th anniversary season when she came to reset Elisa Monte’s Pigs and Fishes. We were thrilled to invite her back to set her own work on us during our 54th, MANIFEST…

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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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Energizer

Energizer

By Jaclyn Brown Energizer can be best defined as an endurance dance and this makes sense given the fact that the choreographer is an endurance athlete. Molissa Fenley had just ran a marathon before she flew in to work with us in the summer of 2015. On top of working with us in the studio every day from 9am-4pm, she also logged in an hour-long morning walk through Memory Grove each morning and would hike the night away through the…

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Tyler Orcutt: Looking Back & Looking Forward

Tyler Orcutt: Looking Back & Looking Forward

Repertory Dance Theatre’s 2018-2019 season was a very special one. While RDT has always been a catapult for furthering people’s understanding of the value of diversity, this past season highlighted this part of our mission specifically. Diversity is a vital part to our very existence as a people and the best place to create positive change is right in your own backyard. For all three of our home performances we had the honor of sharing the stage with dancers from…

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VOICES choreographer: Doris Humphrey (as told by Nina Watt & Jennifer Scanlon)

VOICES choreographer: Doris Humphrey (as told by Nina Watt & Jennifer Scanlon)

Nina Watt & Jennifer Scanlon spent two full weeks working with Repertory Dance Theatre and dancers from Utah Valley University setting Doris Humphrey’s masterwork, Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor, this past January. They took some time to sit down with Linda C. Smith to talk about this masterwork, and their experience with it. Nina Watt toured internationally with the Limon Dance Company from 1972-2001, serving as Artistic Associate from 1992-2006. She danced major roles by over 25 choreographers, including…

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