It’s happening... Are you coming? BLDFestival 2018
Calling all Dancers, all last minute deal-doers, any of you it’s been awhile kind of movers... whatever the case, stop what you're doing and register for this year’s dance festival. Dance all day taking master classes from some of Utah’s best dancers/instructors. Start the day off with classes from Body Logic’s Co-Artistic Director Serena Webb. Serena starts us off with a Modern class with a primary focus on Merce Cunningham technique. She has been busy behind the scenes in preparation for the big day and is excited to take a break from that to teach at the festival this year. We then take it up a few notches with Izzy Arrieta at the helm. With his natural groove and his contemporary flair, he is sure to be a festive favorite. Next, Mrs. Chelsea Budge will be in the studio and you better be ready to give it your all! She is adored by many dancers and her classes are always a hit and in high demand. Closing up this year's festival is Samba Fogo’s own fierce director Lorin Hansen. She is known as one of Salt Lake City Weekly’s best dancers and teaches all over the state of Utah. She is sharing her knowledge of Brazilian-style techniques. Be ready to get down and did we mention their would be live drumming!! Squeeeee, we can’t wait either!!
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Meet the choreographers
Eiby Lobos, a native from Los Angeles, California with Guatemalan roots is an alumni from the University of Utah. There she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Modern Dance. In 2013, for her senior piece Eiby was able to collaborate live with In Lak Ech and Poets. This is Eiby’s second piece she is choreographing with music from In Lak Ech. Eiby is a member of Body Logic Dance Company since 2016. She is a yoga instructor and a Capoeirista with Volta Miuda Salt Lake City, Utah. If she is not choreographing, dancing, doing yoga or capoeira she is traveling the world. In the future she plans to obtain her MFA in Dance/ Choreography.
Nancy Carter originally trained as a modern dancer, with a heavy focus on Contact Improvisation. Her resumé sports a BA and a MFA in Modern Dance and Certification as a Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst. She has transitioned to practicing primarily circus arts in recent years, teaching and performing with Aerial Arts of Utah since 2010. Nancy specializes in lyra, but also enjoys bungee, trapeze and has recently been focusing on Acro Yoga. This past year she and Dustin Webb teamed up to perform Acro together. In addition to her air time Nancy runs her own business, Rumble Motion Massage and Movement, in downtown Salt Lake. nancysimpsoncarter.com; rumblemotion.com
Atlas Dance Collective a project-based dance company geared towards providing professional performance and choreographic opportunities for emerging dancers and choreographers.
Salt Dance Company is a professional dance company that celebrates progression and upward evolution in dance by collaborating with innovative choreographers from around the world to create original works. By only performing new work and commissioning emerging artists from around the globe, SALT’s company of classically trained, artistically versatile dancers is able to offer fresh perspectives, new voices, and more global ideas to Utah communities. SALT collects, creates, and performs these innovative works and shares them with Utah audiences through performances, workshops, training programs, festivals, master classes, and outreach programs to elevate the cultural vibrancy and diversity of its community.
Matika Webster: Coming soon
Body Logic Dance Adjudication Concert
Where: Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center • Leona Wagner Blackbox When: April 07, 2018 Time: 7:30 pm Tickets: $15 <-<-<-<-<-<-<-PURCHASE NOW For details/inquiries about acommodations/special needs, please email firstname.lastname@example.org; include ADA festival in the subject line.
What’s an adjudication concert? Well, first hand and in person is the best way to find out for yourself. According to Webster’s Dictionary adjudicate is defined as: to act as judge. And that is pretty much what our adjudicators will be doing. They will observe, analyze, and interpret the works they see. They will be watching with very specific criteria pertaining to dance choreography and performance. The adjudicators will then give this feedback to the choreographers live and in front of our audience. We offer this unique experience to our viewers as a way to inform them of ways they can ”see” dance and interpret what the artist is saying or what impact it has on them as a viewer. At the end of the night, the adjudicators will deliberate and determine which work was executed with high proficiency in both choreography and performance and the choreographer will be crowned our 2018 festival winner! But that is not all...YOU have the chance to award one lucky choreographer with our new audience choice award! So come on out and support these amazing choreographers and dancers!!
Come Dance With Us
We are finalizing all the details and are so excited to see and welcome so many in our beautiful dance family. Join us and fill your weekend with all things dance and support your local artists!! Register today!!