RDT’s Link Series presents SUPERWOMEN, an evening of danceby Rachel Barker, with guest artists Alexandra Bradshaw-Yerby and Liz Dibble on March 31, April 1 and 2, 2022, at 7:30 pm in the Leona Wagner Black Box Theater at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, Salt Lake City. Tickets are $22 for adults, $15 for students and children under 12, and can be purchased at my.arttix.org or by calling 801-355-ARTS.
SUPERWOMEN celebrates the power and magnificence that women are made of—power that flourishes especially when they come together to help shoulder each others’ burdens and buoy each other up.
In her live dance-theater-like duet, McCall and Celine (2022), Barker explores the concept of true connection through witnessing and deep listening, and the antithesis of it, in an episodic rollercoaster of events. Kaleidoscope (2022) showcases Barker’s affinity for designing space, as dancers teeter between harmony and discord (including Daniel Do and Jonathan Kim of Repertory Dance Theater) through arranging their bodies and thirteen boxes inside a stark palette of neutral gray.
Guest artist Alexandra Bradshaw-Yerby (Dance Faculty at Southern Utah University, former dancer with Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company) presents her self-perfomed solo, Dear Jane—Bradshaw-Yerby explains, “In some ways, this piece is a break-up dance (with myself). In other ways, it’s a how-to handbook for starting over.”
Guest artist Liz Dibble (MFA, SUNY Purchase) shares her duet, Zero Sum Game, a study in the breakdown of civil discourse. Through a virtuosic display of eloquent athleticism, Dibble asks, “What if we all stopped to listen, instead of shouting to be heard?”.