Quadruple Bill (plus)

September 29-October 1, 2022 | Virtual, on-demand October 8-Nov. 12

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A tribute to Bill Evans, RDT’s celebrated alumni choreographer whose love of American dance and music takes an audience on a joyous artistic journey steeped in the landscapes, the stories, and the culture of the West. The concert features some of his wide-ranging choreography created between 1973 and 2022 including:    

Featuring:

PETROGLYPH (2022)

Based on images of Utah’s Red Rock Country and the images of the stories told in carvings made on those ancient rocks by indigenous inhabitants of our beloved lands

 
HARD TIMES (1973)
A nostalgic response to travels through the mountains of eastern Kentucky, photographs of rural families during the Great Depression, and traditional American folk tunes  
SUITE BENNY (1988/2017)
A tribute to the “Big Band Era,” which led America out of the Great Depression.  
CRIPPLED UP BLUES...and other tales of Deseret (2015) 
Featuring music by 3hattrio, Evans weaves stories of family, history, and Western culture  
{plus} BLUES FOR MY FATHER (1987) 
Evans displays his legendary skills as a master of tap and jazz dance
 
Virtual Performance

The performance will be available to view on-demand starting October 8, 2022.

By purchasing a virtual ticket, you will be able to watch the performance up to two times until November 12, 2022.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the theatre safely. 

In an effort to provide concerts that offer the greatest COVID security for our audience members and because many of our audience members prefer to attend concerts that require masking, RDT will be providing one of our three concerts as “masks required.”

  • Thursday, September 29 – RDT will be requiring masks
  • September 30 and October 1 – RDT is recommending masks

Sifting through the past, Bill Evans' "Crippled Up Blues" presented the evolving set of ideas that makes something new. Live music by 3hattrio invigorated the performance experience, and the dancers connected as a true ensemble.

Kathy Adams / Salt Lake Tribune

"Suite Benny" evoked the era of old Hollywood films, with twirling ballroom dancing and carefully paired couples circling the stage. This nostalgia was initially lost on me, and I settled in to let the movement wash over me. Enter Ursula Perry and Lauren Curley: two magnetic leaders, two chaperones that encouraged rather than monitored, two women who decided that pairing off with a partner would not suffice. Instead, they wove in and out of the on-stage couples and performed to the audience, with animation and confidence, that they would pave their own way in their created world.

Erica Womack / LoveDanceMore