Winter Season

February 3 and 4, 2017 | 7:30pm

All-ages Family Matinée, Feburary 4th | 2:00pm

JQ Lawson Capitol Theatre | 50 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, UT, 84101

For Tickets Call 801-355-ARTS

WINTER SEASON casts its gaze on the fragility and magic embodied within our presence in the environment. The performance features four dances that investigate humanity’s fascination with the physical world and the dilemmas inherent in our interactions with it.


Included on the program are:

Physalia (1977) choreographed by co-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. Watery images flow through the dance, as well as suggestions of the graceful—and sometimes absurd—creatures that move on the land and in the sea.

Snowmelt (World Premiere) choreographed by Daniel Charon. Snowmelt considers the impact of the human footprint on our fragile biosphere. Joining the Company for this raucous and vibrant world premiere will be guest dancers from the University of Utah’s School of Dance.

Super WE (2013) a duet co-choreographed by Tzveta Kassabova and Raja Feather Kelly. Super WE is a spirited movement journey that examines the relentlessness of contemporary life. Rapid and interminable, this duet engages rhythmic movement, sound, and metaphor. 

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. By utilizing a live video feed, this piece provides visuals that seem to defy gravity in a mesmerizing exploration of space and time, calling us to contemplate our connection to—or disconnection from—our own planet.

This season’s production contains two distinct viewing options:

February 3 and 4 at 7:30pm

The full evening program featuring the complete creative impact of Winter Season.

February 4 at 2:00pm /  Family Matinée

Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company’s wiggle-friendly family matinée is a fun-filled performance designed with all ages in mind. This year we present Elements, a one-hour show perfect for the viewing enjoyment of children of all ages. Elements will inspire the imagination of the whole family!

Repertory excerpts from WINTER SEASON dances and others are specifically chosen to highlight the natural world, human-created worlds, and magical places that appeal to the imagination. A master of ceremonies will guide the audience on this thrilling adventure, offering insight and interactive movement activities. You can also arrive early (1:30pm) for pre-show activities and stay after the performance for photo-ops with our Company dancers. Join us for this unforgettable experience!

Tickets are $10 each, or a Family 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.


February 3rd Opening Night Reception at 6:30pm for 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.

Single Ticket: $35  | $40 day of show | Students/Seniors: $15 | Family Matinée $10 per person of Five for $45. | 801-355-ARTS