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  • Newsletter: Utah Film Center Summer Screening

    Upcoming free film screenings and special events from Utah Film Center
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    THANK YOU!

    This past weekend was a wonderful weekend full of storytelling and community. We would like to thank everyone who attended films, all of our wonderful volunteers, and the sponsors that help to make the festival possible. We can’t wait to do it all again next year!


    2016 Damn These Heels Film Festival Sponsors
     

    Upcoming Free Salt Lake City Screenings

    Heaven Adores You
    Tuesday, July 19 @ 7:00 PM
     The City Library - 210 E 400 S
     

    Exposé USA

    THE BAD KIDS

    Directed by Keith Fulton and Lou Pepe
    101 min | 2015 | USA | Not Rated

    At a remote Mojave Desert high school, extraordinary educators believe that empathy and life skills, more than academics, give at-risk students command of their own futures. 

    Winner: U.S. Documentary Special Jury Prize for Verité Filmmaking—2016 Sundance Film Festival

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    Heaven Adores You
    Thursday, July 21 @ 7:00 PM
     Marmalade Library - 280 W 500 N
     

    Damn These Heels Year-Round

    MIRCO

    Directed by Silvia Chiogna
    68 min | 2014 | Germany | Not Rated

    A thought-provoking and playful documentary that explores what happens when we challenge the rules of gender.

    Official Selection: 2015 Damn These Heels Film Festival, 2016 BFI Flare Film Festival

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    Heaven Adores You
    Tuesday, July 26 @ 7:00 PM
     The City Library - 210 E 400 S
     

    The Environment

    THE MESSENGER

    Directed by Su Rynard
    90 min | 2015 | Canada/France | Not Rated

    Post-film Q&A with Professor Cagan Sekercioglu.

    A wide-ranging and contemplative documentary that explores our deep-seated connection to birds and warns that the uncertain fate of songbirds might mirror our own. 

    Official Selection: 2015 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival

    Co-presented by The Nature Conservancy

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    Heaven Adores You
    Friday, July 29 @ 6:00 PM
     Sorenson Unity Center - 1383 S 900 W
     

    Tumbleweeds Year-Round

    BOY AND THE WORLD

    Directed by Alê Abreu
    80 min | 2013 | Brazil | Rated PG
    No Dialogue

    A young boy’s cozy rural life is shattered when is father leaves for the city, prompting him to embark on a quest to reunite his family. His journey unfolds like a tapestry, taking on greater complexity as his world expands. Featuring stunning visuals and an exceptional soundtrack, this film is a delight to the senses.

    Nominee: Best Animated Feature – 2016 Academy Awards

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    Upcoming Outside of Salt Lake City Screenings

    Film Still

    Wednesday, July 20 @ 7:00 PM - Ogden
     Peery's Egyptian - 2415 Washington Blvd


    Utah Film Circuit

    HE NAMED ME MALALA

    Directed by Davis Guggenheim
    87 min | 2015 | United Arab Emirates/USA | PG-13

    A look at the events leading up to the Taliban's attack on Pakistani schoolgirl, Malala Yousafzai, for speaking out on girls' education followed by the aftermath, including her speech to the United Nations.

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    Thursday, July 21 @ 7:00 PM - Moab
     Star Hall - 159 E Center St


    Utah Film Circuit

    LADY IN THE VAN

    Directed by Nicholas Hytner
    104 min | 2015 | UK | PG-13

    Based on the true story of Miss Shepherd, a woman who “temporarily” parked her van in a London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years.

    Official Selection: 2015 Tribeca Film Festival, 2015 Warsaw International Film Festival

    Learn More–Moab...
     
     
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  • News: RDT announces 51st season of revolutionary modern dance

    Announcing Repertory Dance Theatre's 2016-2017 season. REVOLUTIONARY.
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    June 29, 2016
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    Announcing

    Repertory Dance Theatre's 
    2016-2017 Season

    REVOLUTIONARY.

    SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Repertory Dance Theatre is the nation's oldest and most successful repertory dance company. After more than 50 years of pushing the boundaries of modern dance while preserving its legacy, RDT is preparing for yet another revolutionary season of modern dance. 

    RDT prides itself in presenting audiences with a diverse range of modern dance styles and choreographers paired together in dynamic and unexpected performances, and this year is no different. After celebrating its 50th anniversary last season, RDT moves forward into the next half century with world premieres and cutting-edge contemporary choreography, while revisiting some of its favorite choreographers. 

    RDT's 51st season will open with ÉLAN, September 29-October 1, 2016. ÉLANbreaks ground with flair and style as RDT once again explores Gaga...a revolutionary new movement language invented by Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin. Gaga demands physical rigor that pushes the body to its extremes while connecting effort with pure pleasure. 

    The concert features a world premiere by Israeli artist Danielle Agami, director of Ate9 Dance Company based in Los Angeles. Recently named one of Dance Magazine's "Top 25 to Watch," Agami exposes our imperfections by turning awkwardness into something beautiful. This world-premiere is paired with a re-staging of another work from the Gaga discipline, Noa Zuk's, "By the Snake" (2013).

    ÉLAN also includes a world-premiere by the winner of RDT's 2016 REGALIA choreographic competition. RDT has commissioned RDT alumnus Andy Noble to create a work that combines dance and technology. Using movement and media as an avenue to present audiences with a fresh and both vision, Noble is emerging as one of the country's most innovative new voices. 

    Finally, RDT will join with over 150 young musicians from Utah Youth Orchestras and Ensembles to perform "Handsfree," a daring work created by two innovative artists from the UK. Contemporary composer Anna Meredith in collaboration with choreographer David Ogle have designed an event that involves a huge ensemble creating rhythms by clapping, stamping, singing and beatboxing. Check out a video from the Salt Lake Tribune here.

    In November, RDT will celebrate its longstanding relationship with the Joanie Smith and Danial Shapiro. Since the mid 1980s RDT has collaborated with the Shapiro & Smith Dance Company by presenting their witty and energetic dances inspired by the spirit of friendly competition, ownership and territory, as well as classic children's games and nursery rhymes. 

    BRIO, November 17-19, will stage and evening of choreography entirely by Shapiro and Smith, including crowd favorites like "Bolero" and "Dance With Two Army Blankets," as well as "Turf," "Jack," and RDT's latest acquisition, "Pat-A-Cake." This pre-holiday, family-friendly show is filled with humor and athleticism that will have audiences gasping for breath watching unexpected and thrilling moments on the edge of chaos. 

    RDT has always had a commitment to train dancers to be versatile teachers and choreographers. January 6-7, RDT will present EMERGE, a full concert of choreography by the RDT dancers. Season subscribers can add on a ticket to EMERGE to their season ticket package for just $12. 

    In February of 2017, you can help RDT commission a new work. Audiences who loved RDT's annual fundraiser, Charette, are now hooked on REGALIA.  A process, a performance, and a party, REGALIA assembles four choreographers competing for a commission the following season. Artistic teams will have only 4 hours to complete a brand new work. Audience members will watch the creative process and final performance, then vote with their wallet for their favorite choreographer. The fundraiser features two pricing options, either with or without dinner. Everyone is invited up on stage after the performance for dancing and dessert with a LIVE BAND. 

    The closing show of RDT’s 51st season is DABKE, an evening-length work by celebrated NYC-based choreographer Zvi Gotheiner. After offering a sample of Gotheiner's powerful work, "Dabke" on its 50th anniversary season, RDT will deliver the evening-length work in its entirety in DABKE, April 6-8, 2017.

    Arabic for “stomping the ground,” dabkeh is the national dance of Lebanon, Jordan, Syria and Palestine while Israelis have their own version. Gotheiner’s "Dabke" uses the power of dance to highlight tribal and national identities as well as to dissolve those definitions. By blending Middle Eastern folk dance, Arab pop music and contemporary dance vocabulary, the piece evokes notions of universality. In 2012, "Dabke" was recognized by the New York Times as one of critic Alastair Macaulay's "Top Ten Dances" of the season. 

    After a wonderful and celebratory 50th anniversary season, RDT is excited to move into the next half-century as a part of Salt Lake City's "second-act" of growing creatives industries and a flourishing downtown.

     
    RDT's 2016-2017 SEASON: REVOLUTIONARY

    ÉLAN

    September 29 - October 1, 2016
    Jeanne Wagner Theatre

    • World-premiere commission by Danielle Agami
    • World- premiere commission by Andy Noble
    • "By The Snake" by Noa Zuk & Ohad Fishof
    • "Handsfree" by Anna Meredith with students from the Utah Youth Orchestras and Ensembles. 

    BRIO

    November 17-19, 2016
    Jeanne Wagner Theatre

    Choreography by Shapiro & Smith, including:

    • "Bolero" (Joanie Smith)
    • "Dance with Two Army Blankets"
    • "Turf"
    • "Jack" (Joanie Smith)
    • "Pat-A-Cake" (Utah premiere by Joanie Smith)

    EMERGE

    January 6-7, 2017
    Leona Wagner Black Box Theatre

    Featuring choreography solely by the RDT dancers.

    REGALIA

    February 11, 2017
    Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center

    Returning for the second year, REGALIA features record-breaking choreography with the opportunity for you to award a commission. The evening will finish with a live band and dancing for all on stage. 

    DABKE

    April 6-8, 2017
    Jeanne Wagner Theatre

    An evening-length work, "DABKE" by Zvi Gotheiner.

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    About Repertory Dance Theatre 

    Repertory Dance Theatre is dedicated to the creation, performance, perpetuation, and appreciation of modern dance.

    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.

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