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March 8 at 6:30Pm – Center Stage
Repertory Dance Theatre
RDT is the nation’s oldest and most successful repertory dance company. Unlike conventional modern dance organizations, we present you with a diverse range of modern dance styles and choreographers paired together in dynamic and unexpected performances.
New viewers often ask us what to expect from an RDT performance. We tell them grace and athleticism, beauty and power. Beyond that, we tell them to embrace the unexpected. So, what is RDT Dance all about? Simply said, we are about art. Art in motion, expressed through our bodies as modern dance. Art that in its immediacy and intimacy can be both thrilling and profound. Art that challenges you, and art that you won’t see coming.
For over 50 years, RDT has pushed the boundaries of modern dance, while preserving and celebrating its legacy. It was radical when Utah modern dancers beat out the big city stalwarts to receive a Rockefeller grant establishing us as the nation’s first repertory dance company. Today, we’re just as revolutionary as we were in 1966.
Recognized by The New York Times as one of Alastair Macaulay’s TOP TEN DANCE FAVORITES OF 2013, Zvi Gotheiner’s “Dabke” is based on a Middle-Eastern folk dance, a line dance often performed at weddings, holidays and community celebrations. The piece blends the Middle-Eastern folk dance and Arab pop music with contemporary dance vocabulary to highlight tribal and national identities…as well as dissolve those definitions.
Executive/Artistic Director Linda C. Smith says “this is a powerful piece of choreography that speaks to not only the conflict in the Middle-East and the world, but also the hope for healing.
Tickets: $29, $21 students
$3 off for Orcas Center members
$5 Subsidized Tickets available at the Box Office