RDT's TOP BILL @ Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center (Nov. 16-18)


NOVEMBER 16-18, 2017 // 7:30 PM
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center

Tickets: $30* | $15 for seniors & students

*Tickets increase $5 day of show.
RDT presents TOP BILL // November 16-18, 2017

RDT spotlights work by its most prolific alumni choreographer, William "Bill" Evans, a magnetic dance-maker known for his versatility and style. TOP BILL features an eclectic range of music from Vivaldi to Utah's own 3hattrio plus a tribute to the "King of Swing" Mr. Benny Goodman. East Indian, tap, and electronic rhythms will make this entertaining and nostalgic evening of dance unforgettable.

FOR BETTY - (1970)

A delightful and upbeat piece choreographed for Dr. Elizabeth Hayes, former Chair of the Modern Dance Department at the University of Utah. 


Suite Benny honors Benny Goodman with an upbeat, ballroom-style piece. This entertaining piece brings back the nostalgia of the 1930s and 40s with tunes like "Stompin' at the Savoy" and "Sing, Sing, Sing."


Crippled Up Blues pairs Evans and Emmy Award-winning musician/folklorist Hal Cannon of 3hattrio. As a native Utahn, Evans brings his artistic sensibility and love for the region into focus around stories of the unique places and people who live here.


This dramatic and lyrical duet has been called "electrically charged" and "mesmerizing."

TIN-TAL (1974)

Tin-Tal, choreographed in 1974, has been called an "Evans' staple," technically demanding and hypnotic with its undulations and spins to Indian music by Mahapurush Misra.


Evans, along with Savion Glover and Brenda Bufalino, was named one of the top three tap dancers in the world by a Dance Magazine Readers Poll. 

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The RDT Blog

    • Hear from the choreographer himself on his artistic process & what this retrospective program means to him here>

  • RDT is excited to honor a Salt Lake City dance legend with this concert, Janet Muse Gray. Read more>>

RDT will be performing this show for 1,000 students this week. Check out the Study Guide they receive before attending. Download it here>>


TOP BILL in the press

The Utah Review: Repertory Dance Theatre’s Top Bill promises a holiday homecoming celebration of dance
Deseret News:  Utah-native dancer and U. grad returns to headline RDT's 'Top Bill'

Salt Lake Tribune: He’s their ‘Top Bill’ — Repertory Dance Theatre celebrates renowned alum William ‘Bill’ Evans


DINNER, DANCING & A SHOW - November 17, 2017

Dinner, Dancing & a Show

November 17, 2017 | 6:00 pm

Join William "Bill" Evans for an evening of dancing, dinner, and a show. Evans will teach to patrons ballroom movement inspired by Evans' "Suite Benny," a tribute to Benny Goodman. This event is for any level or any age.

Then follow it up with some pizza in the studio, compliments of HOME SLICE, before you head over into the theater to see TOP BILL.

Couples or singles welcome!

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