Ririe-Woodbury's 'Fall Season 2014' sets new standard for Utah modern dance (Salt Lake Tribune)

By Kathy Adams | Special to the Tribune

A tangible buzz filled the air Thursday night at the Jeanne Wagner Theatre, even before the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company dancers rocketed onstage for the "Fall Season" opener. The typically sparse opening-night theater was instead filled by $5 student-night ticket holders and Salt Lake City's modern-dance elite.

Throughout the evening, a crowd that often responds with guarded applause hooted and cheered, finally spontaneously rising in a standing ovation for the three works on the program. Although Salt Lake has a reputation for its liberal bestowal of the standing ovation, in this case it was an educated opinion.

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