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Announcements from the department:

Thursday, March 12, 2009


Join the Department in celebrating the talented graduating class of 2009. The senior class demonstrates the great insight and tremendous creativity that this latest graduating class exemplifies.  Come and see the culmination of four years of hard work  and exploration and support this awesome class. 

The senior concerts will occur on two different Weekends:

Exclamation Point?

March 11,12, and 14
Marriot Center for Dance
7:30 pm

Question Mark!

April 2,3, and 4
Marriot Center for Dance
7:30 pm

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Spring PDC

Join us at the Modern Dance Department for this semesters Performing Dance Company concert.
The program will feature works by faculty members Ellen Bromberg, Satu Hummasti, Tandy Beal, and Stephen Koester.  This concert will also showcase a work by New York City dance artist Nicholas Leichter as well as Martha Graham's seminal work, Panorama, reconstructed by Kaye Richards.  This eclectic concert promises to be both thought provoking and compelling. 

February 19,20,21 and 26,27,28
Marriott Center for Dance

Join us after the show on Feb. 20th and 27th for a post performance discussion with the artists.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Graduate Concert

Come Join The Fun...

Join us this weekend the 20,21, and 22nd of November for Identities In Transition. This concert will be the culmination of choreography by graduate students at the University of Utah. The program will consist of works by Ms. Monica Campbell, Mr. Juan Carlos Claudio, Ms. Corinne Cappelletti, and Ms. Emily Fifer. In this exciting evening of dance the choreographers explore themes of cultural and personal identity and mythology, the subject matter and movement contained within are as diverse and thought provoking as the choreographers themselves. Come with us and experience the work of four professional dance artists as they return to academia to explore, question and challenge topics ranging from: Notions of home and place, ideas of collapse in a post 9/11 society, and the role that relationships play in the creation of identity.

The University of Utah Department of Modern Dance
November 20,21, and 22nd
7:30 pm Marriot Center for Dance
Hayes Christensen Theater

**Warning: This concert contains more than 5 pounds of saw dust.**

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Fall PDC is upon us...

The Fall PDC concert dives into the complexities of being human, both in solitude and within our desire to connect to others. The evening is filled with complex and visceral works created by faculty members Abby Fiat and Eric Handman as well as works by guest artists Gabri Christa and Charlotee Boye-Christensen. The Fall Concert demonstrates a range of human emotion and experience.  Each work presented is unique and dynamic, but they all share themes of humans trying to relate to one another and themselves.

Monday, March 17, 2008


The University of Utah Department of Modern Dance is honored to host ACDFA from March 17th to March 21st.  Please comment on ACDFA classes and performances on the talkback page.  We invite comments from all participants and observers.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Announcements 1/23/08

A few Things...

Audition Dates for the coming Semester:

Saturday, January 19th, 2008 (8:30 am - 1:00 pm)

Friday, March 28th, 2008 (11:00 am- 3:00 pm)

Friday, August 22nd, 2008 (8:30 am - 12:00 pm)

 PDC Approaches...

Performing Dance Company's Spring Concert slips into the surreal as choreographer Carly Allred examines devolution as the dancers revert to a primal state.  Pamela Geber transports five women into a sexy, akward and slightly askew reality.  Animation, movement and images uncover vulnerability and connection in a collaborative work by Satu Hummasti and Lien Fan Shen. Stephen Koester explores the subtle shades of language, emotion and the human connection.  The reconstruction of Schubert* highlights Murray Louis's influenctial and stylized technique accompanied by alumni from the School of Musics. 

*The reconstruction of Schubert is made possible by the Marriner S. Eccles Foundation.


February 7,8,9 and 14, 15, 16, 2008
7:30pm Marriot Center of Dance
University of Utah Campus (330 south 1500 east)
7$ for Students, Faculty, staff and Seniors
10$ General  

As always feel free to post any questions, comments, concerns.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

PDC Wraps Up

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