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5th Annual SaltDanceFest Starts June 1

04 May 2015 Published in News and Announcements

Register Now and Reserve your Spot!

SaltDanceFest is a two-week dance intensive hosted by the Department of Modern Dance that runs June 1-12 at the Marriott Center for Dance. This year’s festival brings together internationally renowned dance artists and dance makers Paul Matteson, Sara Shelton Mann, Jesse Zaritt along with esteemed University of Utah faculty Eric Handman and Stephen Koester and SLC dance artist Molly Heller for two weeks of moving, collaborating, dance making and the lively exchange of ideas.

SaltDanceFest is excited to have these significant, influential artists in residence to share their unique and acclaimed artistic perspectives, and for their range and diversity of aesthetics and approaches to dance. SaltDanceFest, unique among dance festivals in the western United States, is committed to the exploration of the creative process in addition to contemporary technique and repertory work. With participants from around the country and the world, the workshop highlights and investigates the creative process and is designed to be a laboratory that nurtures and supports experimentation, exploration, curiosity, collaboration and the development of innovative choreography.

THIS YEAR’S GUEST ARTISTS:
PAUL MATTESON, SARA SHELTON MANN, JESSE ZARITT,
ERIC HANDMAN, STEPHEN KOESTER, AND MOLLY HELLER

Participants work intimately with acclaimed artists, developing and exploring ideas in dance and choreography. Now in its fifth year, past artists at SaltDanceFest have included: Eiko & Koma, Chris Aiken, Angie Hauser, Teri and Oliver Steele, Marina Mascarell, Paul Selwyn Norton, Vickie Cortes, Kyle Abraham, Maura Keefe, Miguel Gutierrez, Netta Yerushalmy, Faye Driscoll, Zoe Scofield, Juniper Shuey, and Pavel Zuštiak.

The workshop is housed at the University of Utah – a hub of dance pedagogy, performance and choreographic creation for the American West.

For more details, application information, and artist bios, visit www.saltdancefest.com.