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Alwin Nikolais Centennial Dance Celebration at SUU

March 16, 2010
Category: Special Events


Southern Utah University is pleased to announce the acclaimed Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company will be performing works by Alwin Nikolais, the master of innovative and startling dance, as the next presentation in this spring's Convocation Lecture Series. This presentation will be held on Tuesday, March 23, at 11:30 a.m. in the SUU Auditorium. It is free and open to the public.

Each of Nikolais' works is a complete multimedia theater of abstraction for which he designed projections, sound, lighting, choreography and costumes making the dance a visual and kinetic art.

In conjunction with Cedar City Music Arts, the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company will be celebrating the centennial of choreographer and American treasure Alwin Nikolais on the evening of March 23 at the Heritage Center Theatre in Cedar City. As a preview and opportunity for historical perspective and understanding, the company will be presenting at Convocations that same day.

The Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company is the only dance company, other than Nikolais' own, to perform a full evening of dances by this legendary genius of multi-media.

In collaboration with the Nikolais/Louis Foundation for Dance Inc., Ririe-Woodbury began a series of performances of Nikolais’ work in 2003 touring three weeks in the U.S, at the prestigious Joyce Theater in N.Y, plus four weeks internationally. Those tours were in Torino, Italy and Paris, Lyon, Martique and Narbonne, France. In 2004 the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company was one of only 5 international dance companies to be invited to the prestigious Edinburgh Festival where they performed for a week. The Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company is now committed to keeping alive and performing the Nikolais legacy.



Contact Information:
Jeb Branin
435.586.5419
branin@suu.edu