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Utah Repertory Dance Theatre presents free movement workshop at MSU on Oct. 21

October 14, 2013

Dancers with the Utah Repertory Dance Theatre, one of the country's top modern dance repertory companies, will be in residence at MSU for two days and will offer a free movement workshop from 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, in Ballroom B of the MSU's Strand Union Building. The company is also looking for 8 to 15 MSU students who would like to participate in the company's Bozeman performance of "A Sense of Place" from 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22. No dance experience is necessary. Photo courtesy of Utah Repertory Dance Theatre.   High-Res Available

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The Utah Repertory Dance Theatre, one of the country's top modern dance repertory companies, will offer a free movement workshop from 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, in Ballroom B of the Strand Union Building at Montana State University.

Offered as part of MSU's Year of Engaged Leadership, and a part of the company's two-day residence at MSU, the workshop will explore October's topic of empathy using a variety of movement games and explorations. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing that allows freedom of movement and running shoes that provide stability and comfort. 

The Repertory Dance Theater is also looking for 8 to 15 MSU students who would like to participate in the company's Bozeman performance of "A Sense of Place" from 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct.  22, at the Emerson Theater.  No dance experience is necessary, and volunteers will work with Repertory Dance Theatre choreographers to learn their part. Participants will need to be at a rehearsal following the workshop, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the SUB Ballroom B. Also required is a tech rehearsal from 3-4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the Emerson as well as the performance. Those interested should contact JoDee Palin at the MSU College of Arts and Architecture at 994-6654.

"A Sense of Place"is a celebration of diverse dance styles inspired by the connections we have with the places where we live.  The Utah Repertory Dance Theatre has been entertaining and enlightening audiences throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe, in major metropolitan cities as well as rural and remote areas, for more than 48 years.

 

 

JoDee Palin (406) 994-6654, palin@montana.edu