Repertory Dance Theatre

OUR MISSION

Repertory Dance Theatre is dedicated to the creation, performance, perpetuation, and appreciation of modern dance.

RDT is the nation’s oldest and most successful repertory dance company. Unlike conventional modern dance organizations, we present you with a diverse range of modern dance styles and choreographers paired together in dynamic and unexpected performances.

Since 1966, RDT has worked under a very basic assumption: that dance is fundamental to how we experience the world. Regardless of race, income, status, age, or location, dance and artistic expression are vital human tools that connect, support, and heal. RDT is committed to enriching the lives of Utahns as we all recover from an unparalleled global crisis.

Upcoming Events

SOJOURN
SOJOURN
Four choreographic visions of community, contemporary issues, and the nature of human relationships.

Four choreographic visions of community, contemporary issues, and the nature of human relationships.  

Past Events

HOMAGE
HOMAGE

RDT celebrates its commitment to performing classic American dance treasures by legendary choreographers Doris Humphrey, José Limón, Donald McKayle, and Elizabeth Waters.


NORTH STAR
NORTH STAR
An evening of dance by Lar Lubovitch

Featuring: 

  • North Star (1978)
  • Marimba (1976)
  • Something About Night (2018)

COMPASS
COMPASS
RDT uses history to guide us to the present.

Featuring: 

  • Steps in the Street (1936) by Martha Graham
  • Ekstasis (1933) by Martha Graham
  • Event (2018) by Bebe Miller
  • Hallelujah Junction (2021) by Ihsan Rustem

EMERGE: Sounds Delightful
EMERGE: Sounds Delightful
Music from the 1930s & 40s meets choreography from today

Music from the 1930s & 40s meets choreography from today by RDT Dancers & Artistic Staff, as well as 2021 REGALIA winner, Kaley Pruitt.

SIX SONGS FROM ELLIS
SIX SONGS FROM ELLIS
Reflections on freedom told through dance

Inspiring, cautionary, and human, the script for this multi-genre work is anchored on the sea of stories held at Ellis Island. RDT dancers and six actors offer reflections on freedom and American identity from those who took drastic steps to improve their lives. Making the immigrant experience human and individual is at the heart of this work.


QUADRUPLE BILL (plus)
QUADRUPLE BILL (plus)
A tribute to RDT's celebrated alumni choreographer, Bill Evans

A tribute to Bill Evans, RDT’s celebrated alumni choreographer whose love of American dance and music takes an audience on a joyous artistic journey steeped in the landscapes, the stories, and the culture of the West. The concert features some of his wide-ranging choreography created between 1973 and 2022.