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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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Lesson of the Month: April 2019

Lesson of the Month: April 2019

Welcome back to RDT’s series of posts for teachers who want to include movement/dance in their classrooms. Feel free to take a look at the previous posts here, under Lesson of the Month section. Our goal is to inspire teachers to use simple dance moves with their students to help them get to know each other as the school year starts.  The initial idea for what we are calling #RDTlessonplanofthemonth emerged from a joint teacher workshop held in tandem with Ririe-Woodbury…

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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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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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