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2018-2019:Manifest Diversity

Energizer May 22, 2019



A special performance/fundraiser featuring the full, three-part dance by Molissa Fenley in its entirety for the first time in Salt Lake City.



SPIRIT October 4-6, 2018



  • Rainbow Round my Shoulder by Donald McKayle
  • Historical repertory of Japanese-American artist, Michio Ito
  • World-premiere commision by Tiffany Rea-Fisher (Artistic Director of the Elisa Monte Dance Company)
  • World-premiere commision by local choreographer, Natosha Washington



MOSAIC November 15-17, 2018



RDT hosts guest performers from Utah ethnic communities

We are a land of immigrants. Utah is home to a rich and diverse culture that can trace its origins to almost every country on earth.

MOSAIC is a tapestry of music and movement from around the world. It is a cultural celebration featuring performers from ethnic communities that make the Salt Lake Valley their home.

We share our humanity with dances we learn and dances we create. Patterns and rituals from North and South American, Asia, Europe and the Pacific Islands tell our stories, our hopes and our dreams.

We celebrate our diversity in movement inspired by rituals, work and warrior dances, folk dances and steps that have been performed at gatherings for centuries. This production will include guest performers from selected Utah dance groups representing a variety of cultures and is enjoyable for both adults and youth. 


EMERGE January 4-5, 2019

special season add-on


Back for the third year, EMERGE features choreography by the RDT dancers and Artistic Staff.




Regalia February 9, 2019



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!


Voices april 11-13, 2019

Four choreographers examine how we communicate, and organize, and socialize; how we voice our opinions and solve our problems.

. . . A community holds in place our identity and our values.
. . . A community exhibits our ancestry and ethnicity, our idiosyncratic qualities and  group memberships.
. . . A community is a social unit, a group of living things, who have something in common.

  • Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor" (1938) by Doris Humphrey
  • World-premiere commission by world-renowned Bebe Miller
  • World-premiere commission by the winner of Regalia 2018 - Bryn Cohn
  • Gaga-inspired, Theatre (2016) by Danielle Agami