Plan-B Theatre: Wallace

Plan-B Theatre: Wallace
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Wallace is the story of two men whose lives run aground in Salt Lake: Wallace Thurman, a young, gay, African-American writer and Wallace Stegner, the Pulitzer-prize winning writer who survived the brutal plains of Saskatchewan. In life their paths never crossed, in the minimalist set in the Plan-B theater they only once acknowledge each other, but their lives, at some point, share a city, a passion for writing, and a name: Wallace. … read more

Plan-B Theatre: Amerigo

Plan-B Theatre: Amerigo
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Eric Samuelson’s latest play takes on the question of who discovered America and for what purpose. The seemingly easily answered question is hashed out and debated eternally (literally) between Christopher Columbus and Amerigo Vespucci. The debate takes place in purgatory and is moderated by philospher/proto-capitalist Niccolo Machiavelli and arbitrated by Mexican nun/writer Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz. … read more

Plan B: Censorship Creating Art

Plan B: Censorship Creating Art
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Plan B Theater Company ends its 2009/2010 season with a bang! The feature fundraiser, And The Banned Slammed On, is the compilation of two previous Plan B productions––And the Banned Played On and Slam. “As both of the events progressed it was clear that we had the opportunity to more strongly show the connection between censorship and art,” says producing director Jerry Rapier. … read more

Bellyography: Aubrilynn – May 2010

Bellyography: Aubrilynn – May 2010
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 Aubrilynn not only takes my breath away every time I watch her dance, but she also lights and ignites any place she is dancing. Aubrilynn’s talent, command of the art and stage presence seem mature beyond her sixteen years.  She has been gifted with natural talent, beauty and style. Her performances are hypnotic and professional, whether dancing solo or in a troupe. Although she is young and still has much to learn, it is quite obvious that this young lady was born to dance. … read more

Bellyography

Bellyography
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In the world of belly dancing, people come and people go. It is especially wonderful when an energetic and exciting dancer returns. One such a dancer is Shazia, who has come back to the Utah Middle Eastern dance scene after several years’ absence, bringing with her a boundless enthusiasm and a perpetual joy for dancing. … read more

Bellyography: Rebecca

Bellyography: Rebecca
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One of the most difficult aspects of any artistic endeavor is having the ability to open yourself to your audience.  Shy by nature, Rebecca has learned to use dance to communicate the rich beauty of her spirit.  Her level of trust expands with every solo performance, and the audience is allowed more and more into Rebecca’s lush and vivid inner landscape. … read more

The White Rectangle–Modern Dance as . . . Modern:
 A Review of Ririe-Woodbury Dance 
Company’s Configurations

The White Rectangle–Modern Dance as . . . Modern:
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Just last week Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company got its 2010/2011 season off to an energetic start with a presentation of Configurations. This show included pieces by four different choreographers, working on either the regional or international level. Though the audience could have been larger on Thursday, the enthusiasm of the crowd—for Ririe-Woodbury specifically, and modern dance in generally—was unmistakable, and it’s hard not to catch the same spirit. … read more

Bellyography – October 2010

Bellyography – October 2010
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In the world of Middle Eastern dance, Meada is definitely one of a kind.  She has been involved in the Salt Lake dance community for almost 20 years, and in that time, she has managed to not only stay with the same teacher for 17 years, but has danced with the same troupe for 16 years.  Meada is dedicated to the dance and loyal to those with whom she performs—admirable qualities to have in an often fickle and changing environment such as belly dancing. … read more

RDT’s H20

RDT’s H20
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Just one week after Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company launched its 2010/2011 season with Configurations at the Jeané Wagner Theater, another season-opener took place in the same location – H2O, by Repertory Dance Theater.
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The Dance Revolution Will Be Televised: Vox Lumiere presents The Phantom  of The Opera

The Dance Revolution Will Be Televised: Vox Lumiere presents The...
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It has been said that both rock and opera are dead.  If this is so, then Vox Lumiere’s performance of The Phantom of The Opera, on October 8 at Kingsbury Hall, can be viewed as an attempt to shock both back to life.   … read more