September 21, 22, 23, 2023 | 7:30 PM 

Featuring Choreography by: Joan Woodbury and Shirley Ririe, Alwin Nikolais with guest dancers from BYU, Daniel Charon

Moving Parts Family and Sensory Friendly Performance - September 23, 2023 | 1-2 PM 

Jeanne Wagner Theatre at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center

GROUNDWORKS launches our 60th Anniversary performing season with a breathtaking retrospective concert. This special performance celebrates the Company’s co-founders, Shirley Ririe and Joan Woodbury in a stunning retrospective tribute and the legendary Alwin Nikolais whose groundbreaking choreography played a pivotal role in the formation of Ririe-Woodbury.

Guest dancers from BYU’s esteemed dance department will join the Company dancers for Nikolais’ Liturgies (1983) and Tensile Involvement (1955). Additionally, Artistic Director Daniel Charon will restage his elegant, On Being (2021), which highlights the beauty of the stunning Company dancers. Bursting with dynamic visuals that explore multimedia dances created over many eras of dance making. GROUNDWORKS pays tribute to our rich history while looking toward a bright and adventurous future for the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company.

Buy Tickets to Groundworks

Evening performance ticket: $35

Student/ senior ticket: $15

Buy Tickets to Moving Parts Family and Sensory Friendly Performance 

Moving Parts tickets: $10

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Additional support provided by: 

Roberta Schlicher, Jeff Hanson, Lee Dever, Tyler Dever, Christine Martindale, Matthew Dever, and Joan Woodbury