Hello all! Tonight I'm finishing off an amazing 6 years performing professionally with the Ririe Woodbury Dance Company. My last performance to finish the season will be at the Utah Arts Festival in downtown Salt Lake City at 6:30 on the Festival Stage. We will be performing three pieces in the show, outside where it's supposed to be 97 degrees today!
I made my debut with the company at the Arts Festival in 2006 so it's definitely bittersweet. It's an interesting venue to perform at: The marley gets hot and sticky, one year I stepped on a nail in the middle of the performance and had to tape my bleeding foot with black gaff tape, but overall your adrenaline kicks in and it's quite fun to dance outside, in rain or shine.
If you can make it tonight at 5:30 and then stay for our show you can also catch local Ballet West dancer Tom Mattingly and his company of dancers perform a newly commissioned work for the festival.
Here is the ad/PR release for our show:
FRIDAY JUN 22 - 6:30PM - FESTIVAL STAGE
Ririe-Woodbury commissions works by emerging and seasoned choreographers from around the world.http://www.ririewoodbury.com/
There are great food and artist booths, live music, and fun events for kids too! Come and support the arts in Salt Lake City! Hope to see you there (if you live in UT of course!)