Hosted by the St. George Dance Co., the Red Rock Dance Festival is three full days of moving, collaborating, dance making, and performing June 7 – 9, 2018 at Dixie State University. The Festival’s mission is to bring together a community of choreographers, performers, educators and students in a cooperative environment to study, perform and create new work.
Feature performances by professional resident dance companies SALT Contemporary Dance from Salt Lake City and SAMPLEDANCE from Las Vegas will be held on Friday, June 8, 2018 7:30PM at the DSU Main Stage Theater. These resident companies at the Red Rock Dance Festival will also teach most of the workshops.
Participants of the festival will work intimately with esteemed guest dance artists on developing and exploring ideas in dance workshops. Classes offered include modern technique, repertory, improvisation, composition and partnering. In addition to the professional training program for ages 16 through adult, the Red Rock Dance Festival provides a junior workshop to be held for ages 9-15 and offers one full ride scholarship to each dance school or studio in southern Utah.
In addition to the resident companies’ performances, multiple dance performances by various choreographers in the choreography showcase will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2018, 7:30PM at the DSU Main Stage Theater. The dance pieces submitted will be adjudicated by expert judges:
• Greg Sample, founder of Sample Dance and former dancer for Céline Dion, Cirque de Soleil, Phantom and Hubbard Street
• Michelle Nielsen, Artistic Director of SALT Contemporary Dance, former dance faculty at BYU.
Choreographers are encouraged to submit their work and receive feedback from this outstanding panel. Choreographers are made up of a broad range of experience from university faculty to emerging artists that are just entering the field.
SALT Contemporary Dance & SAMPLEDANCE- Friday, June 8, 2018 7:30PM at the DSU Main Stage Theater, $15
Choreography Show Case – Saturday, June 9, 2018, 7:30PM at the DSU Main Stage Theater, $10
To participate in the Festival, register for dance workshops or purchase tickets to attend performances visit RedRockDanceFestival.com or call Summer Robertson at 435-773-1221.