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Repertory Dance Theatre

Shakespeare Walla Walla and Columbia REA present:
Repertory Dance Theatre

Saturday, March 19, 7pm (doors open at 6pm)
Cordiner Hall

Repertory Dance Theatre (RDT) presents a diverse range of modern dance styles and choreographers paired together in dynamic and unexpected performance.   For 50 years, RDT has pushed the boundaries of modern dance, while preserving and celebrating its legacy. It was radical when Utah modern dancers beat out the big city stalwarts to receive a Rockefeller grant establishing the nation’s first repertory dance company. Today, they're just as revolutionary as they were in 1966.

Join us in celebrating RDT’s groundbreaking 50th Anniversary season in Cordiner Hall, performing with members of the Walla Walla Symphony Orchestra, and presenting new works of choreography for local dance students.


Taeko’s Pavane: Homage to Michio Ito (1997)
Choreographed by Taeko Ito
Music: Gabriel Faure, Pavane Opus 50
Musicians: Ardeth Erikson, Holly Blackwelder-Carpenter, violins; Leah Wilson-Velasco, viola, Leah Bailey, cello

Suite from MAZURKAS
First performed August 15 1958 at the American Dance Festival, New London, Connecticut
By the José Limón Dance Company
Choreography: José Limón
Music: Frédéric Chopin
Pianist: Jackie Wood

PIGS AND FISHES (Originally commissioned by the Alvin Ailey Company in 1982)
Choreography: Elisa Monte
Music: Glenn Branca

JACK (2015)
Choreography: Joanie Smith for Shapiro & Smith Dance
Text created and performed by Brian Sostek
Note: Joanie Smith has a new take on classic nursery rhythms.

CRIPPLED UP BLUES… and other tales of Deseret
Dedication: For Mike Evans, February 11,1952 - September 30, 2015. With endless love and profound gratitude!
Choreography by William (Bill) Evans
Music: 3hattrio (Hal Cannon, Greg Istock, Eli Wrankle)
Music compiled by Hal Cannon


Earlier Event: March 16
Heart Beat Concert
Later Event: March 26
Soirée No. 2