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DOUBLE TAKE

presented by Repertory Dance Theatre & Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company
VIRTUAL PERFORMANCE
dropping October 3

Post-performance Virtual Cocktail Hour Join RDT and Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company online for the launch of DOUBLE TAKE on October 3rd at 7:30 PM, MST followed by a virtual cocktail hour at 8:45 PM. Dress up, bring a beverage of choice, and virtually chat with the artists about this collaboration and the rest of our season plans. See you there!

Because of the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, and in consideration of our dancers, staff, and audience members, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company and Repertory Dance Theatre will be offering this performance in a virtual format only.

We look forward to seeing you in the theater setting soon.

Tickets $30 $15*

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By purchasing a ticket, you will receive a personalized link on October 3 that you can watch on your own time. You will have a limited number of views and the link will expire in one week.

 

*Thanks to partners like the State of Utah and the Govenor's Shop In Utah grant program, 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. Take advantage of this amazing discount - good for in-person attendance OR enjoying a digital performance from the comfort of your own home! Art IS Essential - DANCE WE MUST!

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    Outdoors by Noa Zuk and Ohad Fishof, photo by Sharon Kain

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    Reset by Justin Bass, photo by Daniel Do

DOUBLE TAKE will be a historic collaboration between two nationally acclaimed Companies, who are proud to metaphorically join hands and begin our 20/21 season...together.


The hour-long dance concert comprised of dances from both company’s dynamic and varied repertoire includes a world premiere for Ririe-Woodbury’s six dancers created by Artistic Director Daniel Charon titled Autumn Sun. This new dance, featuring a series of duets, is set amongst the backdrop of a physically distanced world and questions what it means to connect both casually and intimately from afar.


Repertory Dance Theatre will present two buoyant works including an encore performance of Outdoors (from Shutdown) by Israeli choreographers, Noa Zuk and Ohad Fishof. Described as a contemporary, tribalistic, pattern-piece, the movement is filled with quirky invention and laced with rhythmic humor. The second work, Reset—a world-premiere by former RDT dancer and winner of the 2020 REGALIA choreographic competition Justin Basswill joyfully mark the beginning of RDT’s 55th anniversary, its Emerald Season. 

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Artist Bios

Noa Zuk

Noa Zuk is a choreographer and a dancer. She was born and raised in Kibutz Sh’ar Ha’amakim in the north of Israel. She began dancing at the age of four, doing folk, modern, ballet, jazz, and improvisation as well as martial arts (she holds a black belt in Shotokan Karate).

At the age of eighteen she began her professional life as a dancer with choreographers Inbal Pinto and Yuval Pick and with the Young Kibbutz Dance Company. A year later she joined The Batsheva Ensemble, Batsheva Dance Company’s junior company, where she danced for three years, performing up to 120 shows a year, in Israel and abroad.
In the year 2000 she joined Batsheva Dance Company (BDC), where she danced for nine years. As a company member under the artistic direction of Ohad Naharin, Noa danced in all of his creations for the company during those years, and was part of the original cast of pieces such as Naharin’s Virus, Mamootot, Telophaza, Three, Furo, and MAX. She performed hundred of shows and toured extensively on the company’s many international tours, dancing on the world’s most prestigious stages — BAM (NYC), Lincoln Center (NYC), Barbican Centre (London), Montpelier Festival (France), Reggio Emilia Festival (Italy) and Sydney’s Opera, to name only a few. During her time with BDC, she also worked with and performed works by choreographers such as Mats Ek (Culberg Ballet), Sharon Eyal (LEV Dance Company) Jiri Kylian (NDT), Yasmeen Godder, and Yoshifumi Inao (Norwegian National Ballet).

Noa left the company in 2009 to concentrate on her work as a choreographer. Among her early pieces are O.M.S., A Droom Come Tree, and the trio Boxerman, which was performed by members of the Batsheva Ensemble in NYC. Her collaboration with interdisciplinary artist, Ohad Fishof, on the dance video One More Song was presented in Israel and abroad. In 2010, she was awarded The Schusterman Foundation Visiting Artist Scholarship and spent three months in residency at The Ohio State University in the United States. Her work Speaker premiered in Israel’s Curtain Up series in 2011. In 2012, her new creation for Bern Ballet premiered in Switzerland, and she was also selected as one of ten finalists to present her work in the 5th Copenhagen International Choreography Competition. In the fall of 2012 she had a second artist residency at The Ohio State University, where she premiered NOTHING II, a piece for 15 OSU dancers created in collaboration with Ohad Fishof and performed at the Wexner Center for the Arts. In 2013 she created After Chorus for GroundWorks Dance Theater in Cleveland, Ohio and the solo Nothing III (co-created by Ohad Fishof), that was performed in the U.S., Israel, Russia and China. In 2013 she also premiered the duet Doom Doom Land as part of the International Dance Week in Jerusalem and toured it in Russia, Poland and The Czech Republic. In summer 2014 she was commissioned to create a new piece for Repertory Dance Theater in Utah. Following the success of staging a piece on Singapore’s Frontier Danceland earlier that year, she was invited to create a new piece for the company, together with Ohad Fishof, premiered in November 2014. Her latest work, Garden of Minutes, in collaboration with Ohad Fishof, was premiered as part of the Curtain Up Festival in Tel Aviv, in November 2015.

Noa is also a renowned teacher. She has been teaching composition, technique, and repertory workshops (both of her own work and of Naharin’s choreographies) worldwide, and is a Gaga teacher since 2007.

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Ohad Fishof

 

Ohad Fishof is an interdisciplinary artist, working in a diverse range of fields including dance, sound, performance, video and installation. He began his artistic career as lead singer and writer with the pioneering Israeli art-pop band Nosei Hamigbaat. He later moved to compose music for dance, performance and art installations while at the same time, expanding his artistic endeavors to other media. In 1997 he received an MA in Dance from Laban Center London. He spent the following years creating dance and performance pieces as well as sound and video installations in London, where he was then based.

Over the last twenty years, Fishof has been consistently expanding his ever-growing body of work – a difficult-to-categorize continuum of idiosyncratic time-based art, ranging from live music to site-specific performance work, video, installations and dance pieces. His short film Abduction won first prize for Best Experimental Film at the Jerusalem Film Festival 2011.

Around 2011 Fishof began making work in collaboration with his life partner, choreographer and dancer Noa Zuk. Their first work together, the dance video One More Song, was presented in many exhibitions and screenings worldwide. They went on to create numerous works for the screen and for the stage.

Their most recent Work, Shutdown, was commissioned and premiered by Germany’s Wee Dance Company. Fishof is a long-term collaborator of Batsheva Dance Company and its artistic director Ohad Naharin. He designed the soundtracks for Naharin's Three, Max, Seder, Furo and Telophaza, and served as a dramaturge for the latter, as well as for Naharin's solo evening Playback, where he acted as musical director. Fishof is also a senior teacher of Naharin's Gaga movement language, and had taught Gaga classes and workshops worldwide. Fishof lives and works in Tel Aviv. He teaches at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design and at Hamidrasha Faculty for the Arts in Beit Berl College.

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Justin Bass

 

Justin Bass is from East Cleveland, Ohio and attended Kent State University and majored in Dance Education in 2009. In 2011 he transferred to SUNY Brockport and graduated in 2013 with his BFA in Dance. During his time at SUNY Brockport he was a touring and performing intern with Garth Fagan Dance, performing at renowned stages including The Joyce Theater. Justin was a former dancer for five seasons (2013-2018) with Repertory Dance Theatre. He currently resides in Brooklyn, NY where he is continuing his choreography, teaching at 92nd Street Y and working for The Wallace Foundation.


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Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company

 

Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company is Utah's most established institution for contemporary dance. The Company actively embraces and commissions the work of contemporary choreographers, tours worldwide, and develops dynamic education and community outreach programming. Through performance and educational undertakings, the Company pursues its mission to make dance a viable part of everyone’s life– whether it be as creators, performers, dance educators, critics, or as participating audience members. Over the 53 years of its history, Ririe-Woodbury has toured nationally and internationally, always advocating the philosophy that “dance is for everybody.”

Under the direction of Executive Director Jena Woodbury, Artistic Director Daniel Charon, and Education Director Ai Fujii Nelson, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company is committed to building upon the vision of its founders as it continues to evolve as an important voice for innovation in contemporary dance and dance education.

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