ANNUAL MURDER MYSTERY

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Join us for a wonderful evening of dance and theater featuring A CLASSIC MURDER with shows Friday, September 24th 7:30pm, and Saturday, September 25th 6:30pm. Saturday's GALA includes Hors d'oeuvres, dessert, silent auction and live music! Reserve your corporate/family table now!

A CLASSIC MURDER Family Night

Sept. 24th 7:30pm  3rd floor

Dixie Academy Ballroom

Dessert by Menchies

$25

A CLASSIC MURDER GALA

Sept. 25th 6:00pm  3rd floor

Dixie Academy Ballroom

Silent Auction, Food, Live Music

$50-65

Table $450

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Houston Contemporary PROPEL6 with dsu lo

Houston Contemporary Dance Company will present "Propel" for one evening as a part of the Red Rock Dance Festival.  This full evening of dance will include a piece from this season titled, I Remember… which is a socially dis-danced work created for the 4 company members and Guest Artist, Shantelle Rush and dancer and Choreographer, Robbie Moore. As individuals forming one group conscience, they recount memories, draw on difficult feelings and convey experiences from the unparalleled year 2020. The piece also features a short film sharing the same title as imagined by Lauren Berthelot. Viola choreographed by Thai American guest choreographer Keerati Jinakunwiphat with music by composers Benjamin Britten, Philip Glass, Osvaldo Golijov, as well as a new work from Artistic Director, Marlana Doyle and a world premiere duet from Christian Denice will be presented. 

Houston Contemporary Dance Company’s primary focus is to provide Houstonians and audiences all around the United States with opportunities to view world class contemporary concert dance and engage with the artists involved, including dancers, choreographers and designers.

Houston Contemporary Dance Concert

June 11th DSU Eccles Main Stage  7:30pm

 

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This is the culminating event of the Red Rock Dance Festival here in southern Utah! Choreographers have come from all over to have their work presented and adjudicated. The Judges will choose the best of the best (top 8-10) for this Finals Showcase! You will also see a collaboration piece between Houston Contemporary and St. George Dance Companies, as well as two repertory pieces taught in the 3-day workshop! A $500 Judges' Choice Award will be given and you get to vote for the Audience Choice Award (also $500). And, you will see the winners from the Red Rock Screen Dance Film Festival. Reception to follow.

Choreography Showcase

Finals

June 12th DSU Eccles Main Stage  7:30pm

 

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First Annual Red Rock Screendance Film Festival! 

We have received incredible film submissions from all over the world. Don't miss this exciting new event!  

Films are shown in 50 minute blocks at 6 pm, 7 pm, 8 pm, & 9 pm. 

See list of films here.

Screen Dance Showing

June 10th Electric Theatre

Showings at 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm at the Electric Theater

6:00 - 10:00 pm

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Buddy Holly Dance Poster with no prices

Buddy Holly Gets a Date

St. George Dance Company presents Buddy Holly Gets A Date: a modern-day love story set to oldies music. Created and Directed by Artistic Director Jennie Jones with guest choreography by St. George Dance Company dancers, Rachel Holman and Rachel Blackford, and from  Jamie Waters and Tino Smith. 

 

Set to the nostalgic sounds of Connie Francis, The Platters, The Flamingos and of course, Buddy Holly, Buddy Holly Gets A Date juxtaposes the sweet lyrics of 1950s romance with the sometimes “automated” experience of trying to date in a digitally connected world. It explores the universal themes of friendship, unrequited love, heartbreak, and romance through the artistic and athletic movement of contemporary dance, and follows the experience of a modern-day Buddy Holly in his search for love.

 

In the words of creator and director, Jennie Jones, “The lyrics of love songs may have changed over the last 60 years, but the feelings are the same.” Dance is such a beautiful, visceral expression of those more tender feelings of vulnerability and human connection, and this production puts the spectrum of love on full display.. But Buddy Holly isn’t all serious inquiries about love. Drawing from *real-life* research, the dancers take advantage of the opportunity that modern-day dating provides to laugh at ourselves and our shared human experience...but of course, all names have been changed to protect the innocent.

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One hundred years ago, Americans rang in the new decade with women sporting new short haircuts, fancy-free flapper dresses, and a newfound political voice. Both men and women found "creative" ways to bypass the Prohibition movement and everyone enjoyed lots and lots of jazz music!

 

Step back in time to the world of speakeasies, gangsters, and corset

liberation through the artistic storytelling and athletic movement of

St. George Dance Company. Set to the musical stylings of iconic jazz era artists such as George Gershwin, Louis Armstrong, and Duke Ellington, this throw-back evening will be a great escape. So don your best gangster suit or beaded dress, and get your "dogs" in some dancing shoes, because you're invited to a Gatsby party!

 

But don't forget to watch for

the clues! One of these shady characters is a murderer, and the audience will need to figger out whodunnit!

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