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Jonathan Kim: Earth Tone Preparation

Jonathan Kim: Earth Tone Preparation

At the start of 2020, I found myself full of hope. Half of my first season with Repertory Dance Theatre ended and I am proud of what I achieved. It was a challenging, exciting period, but my brain was and still is processing through the information presented to me. The new year is a time of reflection, contemplation, and looking forward into what the future would bring. The roaring 20’s were coming back, and little did anyone know the journey…

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Ursula Perry: Reflections on Sounds Familiar

Ursula Perry: Reflections on Sounds Familiar

SOUNDS FAMILIAR, what a whirlwind! It was such a joy, and quite a challenge to create. Working with multiple choreographers and grasping multiple ideas was a great exercise in what I feel RDT does best, cultivating and curating all styles of modern dance. Of the twelve choreographers, it was truly special to work with a mentor from college (Sharee Lane) and one of my dearest friends over the last twenty years (Natosha Washington). I could not have been more grateful to create…

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Where have I heard that before?

Where have I heard that before?

This week, RDT brings together 12 choreographers to explore some of the world’s most beloved music in a whole new way. RDT’s Executive/Artistic Director, Linda C. Smith and composer Scott Killian came up with the concept of SOUNDS FAMILIAR after complaining that young people did not seem to have enough exposure to classical music. They gave 12 choreographers a list of 36 classical music pieces and let them choose what to do. Read on to hear how some of them…

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