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RDT's Emerald Season

Since 1966, RDT has worked under a very basic assumption: that dance is fundamental to how we experience the world. Regardless of race, income, status, age, or location, dance and artistic expression are vital human tools that connect, support, and heal. RDT is committed to enriching the lives of Utahns as we all recover from an unparalleled global crisis.

For our 55th Emerald Anniversary, RDT continues to present the best our art form has to offer from over 120 years of dance history. RDT is still a revolutionary institution of modern dance dedicated, more than ever, to building our community, to adding meaning to our lives, and to helping us heal.

Like everyone, we continue to discover what the world will look like as a new normal takes hold.  As always, we will be resilient and resourceful, flexible and determined.  No matter what, the show must go on – and go on it will! This season RDT is dedicated to creating new and innovative ways for us to dance together. Dance is Essential — Dance We Must!

We will continue to monitor the situation and remain flexible, so dates and shows are subject to change.

Repertory Dance Theatre dedicates our 55th Emerald Season to Kay Clark. Kay Clark was one of the founding members of Repertory Dance Theatre. As an impeccable dancer, teacher, choreographer, and director, Kay helped create an organization that became acclaimed nationally and internationally and developed into a resource center for contemporary dancers, choreographers, visual artists, writers, and composers. As the Co-Artistic Director of RDT from 1976-1983, Kay's dedication to dance, her strong work ethic, organizational skills, and enormous talent left a legacy that continues to inspire the RDT organization. 


Thanks to our community partners, RDT is proud to offer all tickets for our Emerald season at 50% off so that ANYONE—regardless of circumstance—can enjoy world-class art and dance in Utah.

Outstanding partners like these are committed to helping Utah recover from COVID-19 and agree that art, dance, and movement are essential to helping us heal, recover, and discover what our new normal will look like.

Art IS Essential - DANCE WE MUST!


CLOSING EMERALD SEASON PACKAGE Your last chance to see RDT's Emerald Season. Purchase tickets to HOMAGE, and get discounted tickets to see EMERGE & FLYING SOLO! Purchase now>>


55th season sponsors

Thank you to the following organizations for going above and beyond to ensure the success of RDT's 55th Emerald Season.

HOMAGE Virtual April 23 2021

RDT celebrates its commitment to performing classic American dance treasures by legendary choreographers Doris Humphrey, José Limón, Donald McKayle, and Elizabeth Waters.



Previous Performances Still Streaming

Flying Solo virtual event


The art of Solo performance has been with us for generations. Individuals have told stories in front of other members of their tribe or society for thousands of years.

FLYING SOLO features unforgettable solos from RDT prestigious dance library including choreography by Ted Shawn, José Limón, Daniel Nagrin, Douglas Dunn, Molly Heller, Sharee Lane, Nicholas Cendese, Zvi Gotheiner¬†and Remote, a premiere work by choreographer, Marina Harris who has mastered the art of “Zoom” technology to create poetic movement monologues for each RDT dancer from her home in Nova Scotia.



Flying Solo

EMERGE Virtual Event


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

This concert will also feature the winner of the New Century Dance Project choreography competition from 2019 - Rebecca Aneloski.





Regalia VIRTUAL February 2021

RDT's annual choreographer competition and fundraiser.

RDT’s choreographic competition/fundraiser goes VIRTUAL for 2021.

While there will be a few changes to this unforgettable annual event, audience members will still have the opportunity to enjoy a silent auction and witness four choreographers create of four new works and then select the artist who will receive an RDT choreographic commission. This season, the innovative event will take place during the week of February 22-27 when audience members will watch the action and participate from the comfort and safety of their own homes. A culminating “on-line” party on Saturday, February 27, 2021 will feature some surprises and awards.



Previous Performances

DOUBLE TAKE Virtual Event

Repertory Dance Theatre and Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company join forces to bring us all safely back to the stage.

These two internationally known companies share their artistry and their optimism with a groundbreaking collaborative concert.