The Repertory Dance Theatre will celebrate its 30th anniversary along with Utah's centennial in 1996.
The company will open its season Nov. 24 and 25 at the Capitol Theatre with "Treasure," a program honoring the legacy of modern dance great Doris Humphrey, who was born 100 years ago. "With My Red Fires," "Fantasy and Fugue in C," "Soaring," "Water Study" "Variations and Conclusion" will comprise the program.On March 29 and 30, 1996, RDT will go to the newly remodeled Kingsbury Hall (its original home stage) with "Applaud," its 30th anniversary extravaganza. Programmed works by Ellen Bromberg, Michael Kelly Bruce, Tim Wengerd and Susan McLain Smith will be highlighted by "Landscape III," created by choreographer Ford Evans and composer Ricklen Nobis. This will be the third in a series of centennial works inspired by Utah's magnificent landscape.
Also scheduled for springtime 1996 performance, date to be announced later, is "Remember," featuring the greatest RDT hits 1966-1996. The place is the West Broadway Performing Arts Center, 134 W. Broadway.
In addition, RDT will present the Texas-based Sharir Dance Company on Oct. 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Marriott Center for Dance, University of Utah. And "The Velveteen Rabbit" will come to Kingsbury Hall courtesy of RDT on May 3 and 4, 1996, at 7:30 p.m., "brought to life by the Oberlin Dance Company from San Francisco, which has created an exquisite piece of children's theater that will charm the entire family."
Season tickets, which will include three shows, are on sale for $31.50-$40.50. For information, call 534-1000. Season subscribers may also order tickets for "The Phantom of the Opera," which will run March-June 1996, before they go on sale to the public.