RDT Presents Snapshots


November 18-19, 2011
Jeanne Wagner Theatre
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
Jeanne Wagner Theatre

November 18, 2011 | 7:30 pm
November 19, 2011 | 2:00 pm

Tickets available through ArtTix | 801-355-ARTS | www.artTix.org
Tickets $20* ($10* students/seniors)
Family Pass (4 tickets) $32
*All tickets will increase $5 on the day of the show

Take your family "snapshot" with the RDT dancers! 

After the show, audience members are invited join the RDT dancers for a photo shoot on stage! Take your holiday family photo or an individual picture with your favorite dancer!
A photographer will be taking "snapshots" for $10
Sapphire Club Members receive a 50% discount - only $5*


Join RDT as they dance an entertaining and playful "snapshot" of our neighborhoods.

 A city is more than a place in space, it is a drama in time.” - Patrick Geddes

Lively SpotRDT has been using dance to celebrate environmental progress and encourage environmental responsibility as we encourage a greater understanding of place.

This season, we continue our look at communities by presenting a concert especially designed for young audiences that is inspired by the places we call home.

SNAPSHOTS takes a lively and entertaining look at the streets, businesses, parks and libraries…the gathering places, the lively places, the bicycle paths and the gardens that are part of our lives, part of our neighborhoods.

Today, architects, urban planners, sociologists and citizens are re-examining our cities, how they are designed, how people relate to them and how a city relates to its inhabitants.

Our neighborhoods are not only the hills and valleys and landscapes in our communities, but also histories, memories and of patterns of activities that are full of surprises.

There is a growing need to help young people understand the concept of environmental stewardship.  RDT has been encouraging students K-12 to look, see, evaluate and express their surroundings in music, art and dance to tell the stories of their neighborhoods.  Their observations have inspired us.

SNAPSHOTS features choreography (new and recycled) by RDT dancers and Zvi Gotheiner plus interviews with students, photographs and music  that we hope will generate family discussions about the things that concern us and the things we love about our neighborhoods.

 “Under the seeming disorder of the old city, wherever the old city is working successfully, is a marvelous order for maintaining the safety of the streets and the freedom of the city… This order is all composed of movement and change, and although it is life, not art, we may fancifully call it the art form of the city and liken it to the dance  -- an intricate  ballet.
                                                 Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities.


Snapshots is a concert that shares the observations and concerns of some 6th and 7th graders about their neighborhoods. Snapshots is especially designed for young and family audiences and we encourage everyone to discuss and answer questions that we asked students from the Salt Lake Arts Academy.

What is a neighborhood?

What do you like about your neighborhood…the area around your house?

What would be in a perfect neighborhood?

Where do you like to play…have picnics…walk your dog…ride your bike?

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Place Bicycle

What is a healthy neighborhood?  What causes air pollution or water pollution?

How do we conserve energy and decrease pollution? Why is recycling important?

What are some clean, renewable energy sources?

Where do you go to have fun?

Where are the places to celebrate, places to hear music or dance?

Where do you go to be alone, to think or commune with nature? Where are the quiet, beautiful, calm places?
Why are Community gardens and Farmers Markets important?

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Photography by Chris Detrick, Salt Lake Tribune

How can you help make sure that our neighborhoods are beautiful, healthy, safe, clean, and livable?

How can you contribute to your community?  

RDT presents SNAPSHOTS, a joyous, family friendly concert that celebrates our community, our place, in music, dance and media.  



Zvi Gotheiner

Zvi Gotheiner, choreographer, is a native of Israel and a permanent resident of the United States, based in New York since 1978. Zvi was originally trained as a violinist and at the age of seventeen founded his first performing dance group. In 1977, he received a scholarship from the American-Israeli Cultural Foundation to further his study of dance in New York City. He went on to dance with the Joyce Trisler Dance Company, Garden State Ballet, The Feld Ballet/NY and Bat Sheva Dance Company. In 1987, he founded the company bearing his name. As a teacher, choreographer and artistic director of his own company, Zvi Gotheiner has an exceptional international reputation, and has taught in numerous cities around the world. He currently serves as a company teacher for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and teachers regularly at this school in Manhattan.










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