Dance West 2023, in its fifth year, brings significant, influential artists to Utah to share their unique artistic perspectives, diverse aesthetics, and approaches to dance.
Dance West 2023 will be hosted by Repertory Dance Theater and Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center in downtown Salt Lake City for two weeks this summer.
Dance West is a workshop/festival committed to the exploration of the creative process, contemporary and traditional techniques, and repertory work. 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.
HISTORY OF DANCE WEST
Dance West began in 2019, representing 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. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Dance West was canceled in 2020 and returned in 2021 with a streamlined form of the workshop presented by the two dance companies. In the summer of 2022 and upcoming summer of 2023 the two organizations are collaborating again on the workshop with a goal of working with the University of Utah once again starting in the summer of 2024.