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2019-2020: Here & Now

INSIDE OUTSIDE October 3-5, 2019

Classic and contemporary dance makers explore patterns, structures, and technology to affirm the beauty of the human spirit.

  • Invention (1949) by Doris Humphrey
  • Something About Night (2018) by Lar Lubovitch
  • Outdoors (from Shutdown, 2018) by Noa Zuk
  • Filament (2016) by Andy Noble




Sounds Familiar November 21-23, 2019



Some of the world's most beloved music seen through the prism of 21st century choreographers.

Local choreographers create short works using familiar classical music. Choreographers include Sara Pickett, Stephen Koester, Sharee Lane, Luc Vanier, Natosha Washington, Molly Heller, Nathan Shaw, Marilyn Berrett, Nancy Carter (aerialist, and winner of Regalia 2019), Dan Higgins, Nick Cendese


EMERGE January 3-4, 2020



Back for the fourth year, EMERGE features choreography by the RDT dancers and Artistic Staff. Additionally, the winner of the New Century Dance Project choreographer competition will be featured.




Regalia March 7, 2020



The clock is ticking, the dancers are sweating, the choreographers are frantically creating and the audience is partying. It must be RDT's annual REGALIA, a fundraiser that asks the audience to award a commission. The performance culminates with a lively shindig and dancing on stage to big band music. Not to be missed!


EARTH TONE april 16-18, 2020

Movement rituals that celebrate "place" and the sacred landscape of the American West.

  • Dancing the Bears Ears (2017) by Zvi Gotheiner
  • Extended version of Journey into Bears Ears, a documentary by Marty Buhler
  • Castor and Pollux (1956) by Elizabeth Waters