2016 - 17 Season

Fall Season


Sept 15-17, 2016 | 7:30 pm

Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center

For Season Tickets call 801-355-ARTS

FALL SEASON (September 15-17, 2016) presents three diverse interdisciplinary pieces that blur the lines between traditional dance performance, visual art installation, and theater.


Included on the program are:

1. World Premiere by Bulgarian-born choreographer and visual designer Tzveta Kassabova

“I view dance as a visual art form and it is this belief that informs my creative process. To me, the clarity and detail of the visual environment serves as an invitation for the audience, emphasizing the images and feelings that the dance evokes.” -- Tzveta Kassabova

2. Fragments (2014) by choreographer and visual artist Jonah Bokaer. Fragments marks the return of the architecturally elegant and contemplative work that revolves around two distinct installation elements. Together they create an intimate environment in which to explore the tonal resonance of kinetic movement. Bokaer explains, "The idea is to highlight the dancers and the space with fragmentary reflections and refractions of light and space.”

3. World Premiere by Company Artistic Director, Daniel Charon. This new work ventures to embody the source of our most primal selves–exploring a relationship steeped in history and described through a vocabulary influenced by physical theater.

Ririe-Woodbury’s FALL SEASON will be performed in the classic proscenium setting of the Jeanné Wagner Theater, September 15-17, 2016 | Individual Tickets $35 available online at ArtTix.org or by calling 801-355-ARTS.


September 15 Opening Night Reception @ 6:30pm // Mezzanine Studio

Season Ticket holders are invited to an exclusive pre-performance opening night reception. Join the ultimate trendsetters of dance for pre-performance drinks / treats / good times, then watch the performance from the best seats in the house! Purchase Season Tickets HERE

September 16 Curtain Chat

Join us for a post-performance Q & A and get an inside look into the creative process with Artistic Director Daniel Charon & the Ririe-Woodbury Dancers

September 17 Closing Night Party

Celebrate the successful run of our FALL SEASON at a special post-performance Closing Night Party. Mix- and-mingle with the Ririe-Woodbury Dancers and enjoy delicious food, and fresh, hand crafted cocktails @ Oak Wood Fire Kitchen *NEW SLC LOCATION* 110 W Broadway, SLC, UT 84101

Single Ticket: $35 | $40 day of show // Students/Seniors: $15
ArtTix.org // 801-355-ARTS

Spring Season


APR 13-15, 2017 | 7:30 pm

Leona Wagner Black Box Theater 

For Season Tickets call 801-355-ARTS

SPRING SEASON (April 13-15, 2017) presents the world premiere of Elizabeth, the dance, an evening-length work conceived and choreographed by visionary artist Ann Carlson. In this work, Carlson, who borrows from the disciplines of dance, performance, theater, and visual and conceptual art, structures an episodic accumulation with both formal and physically awkward movement. The result is deliciously surprising and joyfully restrained. Elizabeth, the dance traces personal and public histories through the lens of aesthetics, embodiment, and desire and is accompanied by a blend of popular songs from the 60’s and 70’s, house music, electro pop, sound effects, and silence all mixed live by a DJ. Elizabeth, the dance is delicate and raucous, joyous and calm, obvious and enigmatic, sloppy and absolute, playful, sexy, considered, and fun.


Winter Season


FEB 3 & 4, 2017 | 7:30pm

Capitol Theatre

For Season Tickets Call 801-355-ARTS

WINTER SEASON (February 3 & 4, 2017) engages our preconceptions of our ambient reality and the fragile, ephemeral, and magical presence it embodies. WINTER SEASON features three works that resonate with the fascination and plight of our interaction with the physical world around us.


Included on the program are:

Physalia (1977) a re-creation of the alluringly organic work of Moses Pendleton & Alison Chase. Physalia, choreographed by Alison Chase and Moses Pendleton, founders of the internationally acclaimed Pilobolus Dance Theater, was created exclusively for Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company and was the first work to be choreographed for another company by Pilobolus members. Physalia introduces watery images which seem to flow through and shape most of the dance–suggesting graceful and absurd creatures which move on both land and in the sea.

Snowmelt - World Premiere by Company Artistic Director Daniel Charon, considers the impact of the human footprint on our fragile biosphere. The raucous quality and relentless urgency of the work underlays a determined civilization on the precipice of all things falling apart. The piece asks, “What is our capacity for self-control? What is control?”

You and the Space Between (2014) back by popular demand, You and the Space Between is the perception altering work by Cuban-born company alumnus Miguel Azcue. This dynamic work utilizes a live video feed, and defies gravity in a mesmerizing exploration of space and time and ignites our connection, or disconnection to the earth.

This season’s production contains two distinct viewing options:

FEB 3 & 4 @ 7:30pm
A full evening program featuring the full creative breadth and impact of the spectacular artistry of Winter Season.

FEB 4 @ 2PM /  Family Matinee

Join Ririe-Woodbury for a fun filled afternoon built entirely with kids in mind. Enjoy a shortened program with curated content all for a family friendly price of only $10 a ticket. This special performance is wiggle friendly and features an engaging performance full of lights, sounds, and excitement that will keep your little ones wanting more. A Famiy Pass is available for purchase for $45 by calling 801.355.ARTS. Family Pass includes 5 tickets that can be mixed and match in any combination of children/adults.


FEB 3 Opening Night Reception @ 6:30pm // Season Ticket Holders

Season Ticket holders are invited to an exclusive pre-performance opening night reception. Join the ultimate trendsetters of dance for a pre-performance drinks / treats / good times and check out the elaborate costumes used in the show on display during the reception.

FEB 4 Post-performance Closing Night Party

Celebrate the successful run of WINTER SEASON at a special post-performance Closing Night Party. Mix and mingle with the Ririe-Woodbury Dancers/Board/Staff. Location to be announced the night of the performance. 

Single Ticket: $35  | $40 day of show | Students/Seniors: $15

ArtTix.org // 801-355-ARTS