Dead Dog Song, Choreographer’s Dream, Puppeteer’s Nightmare @ Ladies’ Literary Club 09.06

Dead Dog Song, Choreographer’s Dream, Puppeteer’s Nightmare @ Ladies’ Literary...
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I first saw the nascent dead dog song at loveDANCEmore’s Arrivals/Departures exhibit at the Rio Gallery, where viewers were free to come, watch and leave as they pleased. Anderson has nourished this piece to where it transcends the unicity I saw in the Rio Gallery iteration: She rooted this dance into the Ladies’ Literary Club structure and, once again, has exhibited that dance plays out differently beyond traditional stages. … read more

Make Us Laugh, Clowns! SLC’s First Comedy Carnivale

Make Us Laugh, Clowns! SLC’s First Comedy Carnivale
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Hold on to your dicks, because Utah’s first-ever submissions-based comedy festival, SLC Comedy Carnivale, is happening from Sept. 17–21.  … read more

The Rose Exposed Variety Show @ Rose Wagner 08.30

The Rose Exposed Variety Show @ Rose Wagner 08.30
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The Rose Exposed is a kickoff party of sorts, designed to celebrate the upcoming seasons of six very local and very talented groups of performing artists. With performances ranging from modern dance to miniature piano concertos, The Rose Exposed offered a little something for everyone.  … read more

Ririe-Woodbury: Kinetic Spaces @ UMOCA 08.16

Ririe-Woodbury: Kinetic Spaces @ UMOCA 08.16
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Increasingly “performance,” of one kind or another, is as important at these events as painting, sculpture or video art. The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art’s inaugural Utah Biennial: Mondo Utah, is one such effort, and last Friday it played host to Kinetic Spaces, a dance installation performed by Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company.  … read more

Creature Feature: A Conversation with Willard Cron

Creature Feature: A Conversation with Willard Cron
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Willard Cron came into Salt Lake City to fill the dark corners of its alt. nightlife with everlasting light and kitschy attitude. Willard helped initiate the Bad Kids performance group and became an insta-celebrity, towering over crowds at his height of 6’4” (7’ in homemade creepers). Who is Willard? Who are the Bad Kids? Willard answers these and other pressing questions.  … read more

Let The Dance Begin: NOW Dance Company Performs The Wedding

Let The Dance Begin: NOW Dance Company Performs The Wedding
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On Friday and Saturday, July 26 and 27, NOW Dance Company officially launched its career with a performance of The Wedding, held in the Salt Lake Masonic Temple ballroom. NOW was formed by Charlotte Boye-Christensen in collaboration with her partner/husband Nathan Webster. Boye-Christensen recently departed from the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, after serving for several years as artistic director. … read more