JUNE 8 - 26, 2020
SALT LAKE CITY, UT
Dance West Summer Fest 2019 in its inaugural year brings significant, influential artists to Utah to share their unique artistic perspectives, diverse aesthetics, and approaches to dance. Dance West Summer Fest is a three-week workshop/festival committed to the exploration of the creative process, contemporary and traditional techniques, and repertory work. It represents the collaborative efforts of three established artistic entities each with rich histories, Repertory Dance Theatre, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company and the University of Utah’s Salt Dance Fest. With participants from around the world, the workshop/festival nurtures and supports experimentation, exploration, curiosity, and collaboration with varied perspectives that span historical to contemporary points of view.
Participants work intimately with acclaimed artists and educators, as well as company directors and dancers, to develop and explore diverse movement and choreographic practices, pedagogy, somatic modalities, and repertory works. The workshop is housed at the University of Utah and the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center – both hubs of performance and choreographic creation for the American West.
Participants of Dance Summer West Fest select their own unique schedule, engaging with the artists in: Contemporary and/or Traditional Techniques, Improvisational Practices, Composition/Choreography, Creative Process, Repertory, and Somatic Modalities. The workshop/festival additionally includes lectures, panel discussions with the guest artists, an improvisation jam, social events, opportunities to informally present work, and a concert of faculty work.
Workshop participants are expected to be mature, self-motivated dancers and professionals interested in further developing choreographic, creative, performance and movement investigative skills. Participants must be 18 or older and are expected to dance at an intermediate or advanced level. Enrollment is limited, providing more individual attention for each workshop participant. Housing and meals are available at an additional cost. College credit is also available.
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2020 Schedule coming soon!
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