Annual Benefit Party

Due to the concerns surrounding COVID-19, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company is canceled the Annual Benefit Party in person for the safety of our donors and patrons.

However! We have taken this opportunity to reenvision our annual fundraiser and have moved our bidding items online so you can still support our upcoming season. Please consider, co-commissioning a future work, backing our outreach and education programs, join us for some summer parties, and more! Your support has kept us looking forward for the past 56 years and is once again, vital to kicking off out 57th in good health.

The following items are made available for your purchase and bidding for our 2020 Digital Annual Benefit Party!

 

From Studio To Stage - guest artist Charles O. Anderson - FALL SEASON

Choreographer Charles O. Anderson, founder and artistic director of Dance Theater X will create a new work for the company in response to UMFA’s upcoming exhibit Black Refractions: Highlights from the Studio Museum in Harlem, which surveys close to a century of creative achievements by artists of African descent. This new work will premiere in conjunction with the opening of UMFA’s exhibit, bringing the two organizations together for this compelling new project.

• Watch rehearsals from the beginning stages of the dance to the world premiere

• Receive Four tickets to the world premiere

• Commission credit will be placed in the program

$1,000 per bid - multiple bids allowed

 

From Studio To Stage - guest artist Stefanie Batten Bland - SPRING SEASON

Installation and dance-theatre artist Stefanie Batten Bland will re-stage her hit piece Bienvenue欢迎WELCOMEBienvenidoأهلا بك on the Company. This hybrid dance experience includes a cardboard mural that is created by the community and is featured in the piece–it offers up recycling conversations around reusing objects and considers who we let in and who we keep out of our spaces. Find out more about Stefanie Batten Bland.

• Watch rehearsals from the beginning stages of the dance to the world premiere

• Receive Four tickets to the world premiere

• Commission credit will be placed in the program

$1,000 per bid - multiple bids allowed

 

“Meet the Choreographer Series” sponsored by *your name here*

• Be the philanthropist for this important company outreach program, where artist and community come together

• Sponsorship credit on marketing materials for this series

$3,500 - one bid allowed

 

Uplift our Outreach Programs

• Make community engagement involving underserved populations possible 

$100 per bid - multiple bids allowed

 

Bring Dance Education into the Schools

• Support access to the arts for K-12 students with lecture-demonstrations, creative movement classes, and free performances. 

$250 per bid - multiple bids allowed

 

Music, Drinks, and Appetizers in the Garden - Sunday, June 20th, 7:00 PM

Celebrate our mutual admiration of the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company at the home of Roberta Schlicher for an evening of delicious hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and entertainment at her lovely Yale Avenue home in Historic Gilmer Park. Guests will enjoy the company of the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, Roberta’s warm hospitality, the culinary artistry of her son Aaron Schlicher of Aarons Roadhouse Catering. Guests will bask in the beauty of the hillside garden overlooking the Red Butte Creek with vistas to the Oquirrh Range while music accompanies the night. 

Limited to 50 people. $100 per person, multiple purchases allowed

 

Patio Brunch & Wine Tasting in the Mountains - Sunday, July 19th, 11:00 AM

Join Bonnie Nell and certified wine educator, Pam Wood of the Park City Wine Club for a wine pairing and Sunday Brunch.

PAMELA WOOD, Certified Wine Educator, Certified Sommelier

A love of travel, different cultures, world history and wine, is what led me to pursue my passion of all things wine. Moving from California’s Monterey Bay area to Utah in 1998, I began working first at Snowbird, then Deer Valley Resort. This led to many travel opportunities, where I always found myself near wine regions. Upon exploring this fascination for what goes into the bottle a new passion was ignited, and I’ve never looked back. Sharing my love of wine with others has led me to pursue more education, more travel and a more in-depth love of the vine and wine. I became a Certified Sommelier in 2011, followed by Certified Specialist of Wine – CSW in 2015 through the Society of Wine Educators, and recently obtained Certified Wine Educator – CWE, only shared by 443 others in the world, which allows me to teach anywhere on the planet  I opened Park City Wine Club in 2012 to bring wine tasting, pairing and fun to our community, showcasing menu items from many local restaurants and tasting wines from all over the world. In addition, I am the state educator for the employees of Utah Department of Alcohol and Beverage Control and a Professor since 2011 with Fox School of Wine.

Limited to 20 people. $75 per person, multiple purchases allowed

 

Purchase a Dance Class Taught by a Ririe-Woodbury Dance Artist

$300 per class - multiple purchases allowed

Juan_Carlos_Claudio.jpg LET'S DANCE! / Juan Carlos

This exciting movement class will focus on rhythms, spatial awareness, and coordination necessary for vital daily function. Built upon participants' experience, this blasting movement experience will be filled with fun, ease, and laughter

to popular and sought after Glenn Miller Big Band Music. 

Maximum number of participants: 20

75-minute class

must be used by December 15, 2020

bashaun_williams_1.jpgHIP HOP  /  Bashaun - 1 LEFT

Jam out with some beginning grooves and dances that are popular today. This class will mostly be a follow the leader structured class, culminating with a fun combination of moves.

Maximum number of participants: 20

60-minute class

must be used by December 15, 2020

dominica_greene_2.jpgFLOORWORK BASICS / Dominica

Get in touch with your inner swag as we take things down low in this floorwork basics class. Together we’ll slide and slither with intricacy, smoothly traveling into and across the studio floor. We’ll finish with a physical and bombastic phrase that’ll help you tap into your inner Euro-floorwork-star!

Maximum number of participants: 30

90-minute class

must be used by December 15, 2020 

Melissa_Younker.jpgCONTEMPORARY OR JAZZ TECHNIQUE / Melissa - SOLD OUT

This exciting and challenging technique class will focus on footwork, rhythm, alignment, and coordination. Built as a layered experience, we will progressively warm up the body culminating toward a full-body dance combination. Choose between contemporary or jazz.

Maximum number of participants: 20

75-minute class

must be used by July 31, 2020 

 

brian_nelson_small.jpgCONTACT IMPROVISATION FOR ACTORS  /  Brian

This class will explore the basic acting lessons of listening and emotional response as they relate directly to physical listening and the kinetic response of contact improvisation.  Students will be given tools to explore this unique partnering form that consists of energy and weight exchange between two (or more) people.  No prior experience in acting or dance necessary.

Maximum number of participants: 20

75-minute class 

must be used by June 31, 2020

 

Megan_McCarthy.jpgABSOLUTE BEGINNING BALLET /  Megan

Designed with the complete beginner in mind, this class explores the foundational basics of ballet in a fun and relaxed environment. Increase your postural awareness, coordination, and balance. This class is accompanied by an eclectic mix of fabulous music.

Maximum number of participants: 20

90-minute class

must be used by December 15, 2020

nicholas_jurica_1.jpgDANCING WITH A PARTNER  /  Nicholas

Tango is not the only dance that takes two. Learn some basics about formal and informal ways to dance with a partner. This class will provide exploration to first time dancers and experienced dancers alike. 

Maximum number of participants: 20

60-minute class

must be used by December 15, 2020

   

 

 

 

 

 

Rick Laughlin - FAPLD, Mary Jane O'Connor, Kirk Ririe, Bick Robbins,

ABP 2020 sponsors 1

 

Ririe-Woodbury Board of Trustees

 

 

Questions?
Contact Richard Lane 801-297-4236 or

Thank you for your support of Ririe-Woodbury's Education and Artistic Programs