February 12, 2011 - 7:30pm
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
Jeanné Wagner Theatre - 138 W Broadway

Charette 2011

Experience the process, the party, and the performance... a friendly competition.charette

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Party behind the scenes while five choreographers design award-winning dances in record time.

Ignite the FUN back into fund-raising.

Enjoy surprise celebrity appearances.

Mingle with former RDT dancers from our rich 45 year history.



Support Charette

Charette is RDT's signature event and annual fund-raiser. By supporting Charette, you support RDT's dedicated mission to build community through the creation, performance, perpetuation, and appreciation of modern dance.

Click here to learn more about supporting Charette in one of the following ways:

  • Sponsor the event
  • Contribute product or service
  • Volunteer

Charette 2011 Contributing Sponsors:

Parsons Behle Latimer   Salt Palace Convention Center
Souther Odom Spirits West
GSDD Eccles City Arts Utah Arts Council NEA SLCO Zap
Emma Eccles Jones Foundation


Desserts provided by:

Gastronomy Dolcetti Gelato Great Harvest
Old Mill Clubhouse
Squatters Utah Food Services Bluestar Juice Bar

California Pizza Kitchen
for the care and feeding of the dancers

The Honey Jar




RDT's Charette is....
fearless choreographers
RDT dancers
community dancers
esteemed judges
audience members eating, drinking, and bribing with RDT funny money
friendly competition to crown the Iron Choreographer for 2011!


How Charette Works

  1. Audience goes immediately to the theatre for introductions to 5 pre-selected alumni choreographers and for the rehearsed performance.
  2. Five choreographers are given "secret ingredients" that they must use in each composition.
  3. RDT's 9 professional dancers and 30 gifted community dancers are divided between the choreographers and are sent to one of the 5 studios to create their work.
  4. Charette guests (the audience) eat, drink, and merrily wander between the party and the studios where dance is being created. Guests are invited to "bribe" the judges to vote for their favorite choreographer with RDT Funny Money.
  5. After an hour everyone returns to the theatre to see the newly created dances, vote for their favorite, and see who winsthe title of RDT's "Iron Choreographer" for 2011!


We are pleased to announce...

Ken Verdoia will be the Emcee for Charette 2011!


Choreographers (RDT Alumni):

Click here for Judges' and Choreographers' Biographies.



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RDT presents Charette. Don't miss the madness as choreographers create new dances in record time! This dance competition must be seen to be believed. Celebrity Judges and the Audience will choose the winners!. Bring your wallets for drinks, prizes, and bribes. It's a performance, party, and fundraiser you can't miss!



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