RDT'S SEASON OPENS WITH AFRICAN DRUMS @ Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center (SEPT. 9)

RDT's Ring Around the Rose presents WOFA AFRO FUSION on September 9, 2017
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August 10, 2017
Stephanie Perkins
PR/Marketing Director

RDT's Ring Around the Rose 20th Anniversary Season presents




September 9, 2017  // 11 am
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
Tickets: $5 through ArtTix

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Repertory Dance Theatre is thrilled to be celebrating the 20th anniversary of Ring Around the Rose, the wiggle-friendly series of performances at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. This season opens with the one of the most popular shows, AFRICAN DRUMS on September 9, 2017 at 11:00 am.

This year, the show will be led by WOFA Afro-Fusion, a local dancing & drumming group that explores the intersections of Pan-African and Western dance forms and cultures. These talented performers create vibrant, eye-opening performances and educational outreach activities for audience across the Salt Lake Valley. 

Dancers and drummers from WOFA will perform Pan-African movement and drum beats, as well as educate the audience on the history and origin of the art form. Children will be invited on stage to play drums and learn some dance moves! 

Led by Artistic Director Rosie Banchero, WOFA believes that dance is a powerful vehicle for enlivening and educating diverse groups of individuals and communities. WOFA uses dance as a means to build bridges of understanding, respect and informative dialogue between participants, audience members, communities and artists.

RDT is thrilled to showcase these talented artists through the Ring Around the Rose series and give audiences the opportunity to experience African dancing and drumming first hand.

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What: RDT's Ring Around the Rose
When: Saturday, September 9 at 11:00 am
Where: Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center (138 West 300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84101)
How: $5 tickets available through ArtTix (www.arttix.org,801-534-1000, or at the box office)
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About RDT's Ring Around the Rose 

Ring Around The Rose is a wiggle-friendly series of performances for children and families that explores the magical world of the arts including dance, theatre, music and storytelling. All shows begin at 11:00am at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W Broadway, SLC. Shows are $5 (kids 2 and under are free). 

Ring Around The Rose is supported in part by: Cyprus Credit Union, The Utah Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, Salt Lake City Arts Council, the Marriner S. Eccles Foundation and the Salt Lake County Zoo Arts & Parks Program.


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