Crossroads Carnegie Art Center

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Repertory Dance Theatre Coming to Baker City!

Repertory Dance Theatre Coming to Baker City!

Date: 2018-10-11

To Buy your tickets online go here: Crossroads Carnegie Art Center in Baker City, OR is thrilled to announce they are hosting Repertory Dance Theatre from Salt Lake City, UT, the oldest modern dance repertory company in the country, for a one-night performance on Thursday October 11th at 7:00 PM at the Baker High School Auditorium at 2500 E St. in Baker City. Tickets are available at Crossroads Carnegie Art Center at 2020 Auburn Ave, Betty’s Books in Baker City, online at or at the door. Tickets are $10.00 a person for members of Crossroads or $15.00 a person for non-members of Crossroads. Crossroads is offering a special family ticket to encourage families of all ages and sizes to bring their children and enjoy this once in a lifetime opportunity. Family Tickets are $30.00 for Crossroads Members and $35.00 for Non-Crossroads Members. “Repertory Dance Theatre (RDT), founded in 1966 in Salt Lake City, Utah, is a professional modern dance repertory company dedicated to the creation, performance, perpetuation and appreciation of modern dance. For 52 years, RDT has pushed the boundaries of modern dance, while preserving and celebrating its legacy .Known worldwide for its collection of dance treasures, RDT is both a museum and contemporary gallery representing the scope and diversity of modern dance, past and present. From the early pioneers of the art form to today’s cutting edge choreographers, the company maintains one of the largest collections of modern dance classics in the world. As a repository for this rich heritage, RDT is a resource center and laboratory for contemporary dancers, choreographers, visual artists, writers and composers. In addition to public performances, RDT produces a variety of community-based programs and has a long standing commitment to arts-in-education.” Repertory Dance will be doing community-based programming in Baker City on October 12th. 10:00 – 11:00 – Movement for Athletes—Free! Baker High School Gym 2500 E St, Baker City, OR 97814 10:00 – 11:00 – Contemporary Technique/Improv --$10.00 for members, $15.00 for nonmembers Preregistration is required Crossroads Carnegie Art Center – ages 12 – 16 2020 Auburn Ave Baker City, OR 10:00 – 11:00 – Movement for Seniors/Creative Aging—Free! Meadowbrook Place Assisted Living Community 4000 Cedar St, Baker City, OR 97814 Phone: (541) 523-6333 Non Residents of Meadowbrook are welcome to join in but do need to call Meadowbrook to see if space is available. Baker City Program Highlights: The company will perform selected works by the choreographer Michio Ito. Michio Ito was one of a boundary-crossing generation that brought about the literary, musical and artistic breakthroughs of modernism and the eclectic beginnings of American modern dance. He was an electrifying performer who collaborated with major writers, musicians, and artists. In New York and Los Angeles before World War II, he developed a unique system of teaching that was carried on after his death in 1961 by his disciples in Japan. Sarah Donohue’s Still Life with Flight, an uplifting duet, reveals a chance meeting between two strangers who find themselves seated uncomfortably close together on a bus. One of the strangers is a polite, quiet, dutiful and respectful person. The other stranger is playful, curious, and adventuresome. They negotiate a humorous wild ride and evolving relationship. The Company will also present Her Joy by Tiffany Rea-Fisher, a piece featuring four women, celebrating the choreographer’s love of being female. Finally, RDT will present Crippled Up Blues by William (Bill) Evans. This panoramic, humorous and touching work pairs RDT distinguished alumnus William (Bill) Evans and Emmy Award-winning musician/folklorist Hal Cannon with 3hattiro. Originally premiered in RDT's 50th anniversary season, the work features "desert music" created by 3hattrio, which acknowledges the cultural traditions of generations who have worked and lived in the deserts of the American southwest. As native Utahns, Evans and Cannon harness their artistic sensibility and deep love for the history and landscape of the region to crystallize heartfelt and whimsical versions of stories of the unique peoples who lived and live there. Crossroads Carnegie Art Center will be assisted by Loran Joseph, doing sound for the event, Baker High School FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) who will be providing the refreshments at intermission in the BHS Commons for a free-will donation. “Crossroads is endeavoring to include as many young people in the process including youth groups to assist with set-up and tear down, Performing Arts students assisting with renting cushions and assisting with back stage work and Crossroads so appreciates the support of the Baker High School team. Especially, BHS Theatre Instructor Scot Violette, BHS Choral Director Hannah Violette and BHS Band Director Hope Watts who are getting the stage prepared to welcome RDT. Crossroads is so appreciative of RDT for helping connect us with Rachel Swenson and the Eagle, Idaho, School District who is renting Crossroads the necessary Marley Dance Floor at a greatly reduced rate. The arts community around the region is rallying to make this a special evening. We also need to thank BHS Principal Greg Mitchell and Athletic Director Tim Smith who have made preparation so easy. But this could not have happened without the unwavering support of the entire RDT staff who has assisted Crossroads, specifically Ricklen Nobis, Booking Director for RDT.” States Ginger Savage, Executive Director Crossroads Carnegie Art Center. Crossroads is supported in bringing RDT to Baker City with a grant from WESTAF (Western States Arts Federation). Signature sponsors for Crossroads include: St. Luke’/Eastern Oregon Medical Associates, Della Steele, the Oster Cook Family and the Good Bear Ranch. For questions about tickets or signing up for the Class at Crossroads please call 541-523-5369 for more details.


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