The return of RDT's Gala Fundraiser brings together choreography, delicious food, and rollicking fun.
February 11, 2017
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
Tickets: $50 or $150 through ArtTix
SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Repertory Dance Theatre celebrates more than 50 years of revolutionary modern dance with their annual gala and performance, REGALIA, on February 11, 2017 at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center.
Returning for the second year, REGALIA features choreographers creating new work in just a matter of hours. This year, all four choreographers are local Utahns who submitted work when RDT put out a call in September. Nick Blaylock, Aubry Dalley, Eric Handman, and Nichele Van Portfleet will compete for votes from audience members to be awarded a chance to create a new commission for RDT's 2017-2018 season.
There are two pricing options for REGALIA. Gala ticket holders ($150) will be pampered with dinner and cocktails from Utah Food Services in the intimate Leona Wagner Black Box Theatre. Performance ticket holders ($50) will arrive at 7:00 to peruse auction items, enjoy a drink at the bar, and wander the studios to watch the final touches put on the choreography.
All audience members will enter the theatre at 8:00 pm to see each piece performed. Afterward, audience members will vote using "bidding paddles" in the theatre to raise money for a commission to be completed next season as well as RDT's celebrated free school outreach.
Afterward, all are invited on to the Jeanne Wagner stage to enjoy delectable desserts from Utah Food Services and dance the night away to the sounds of the Joe Muscolino Band.