Mike Terry, Deseret News Archives
SALT LAKE CITY — Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company will perform its new production, “Flabbergast,” at the newly remodeled Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre this weekend.
According to a news release, the act features works by Tandy Beal, who has been hailed by the New York Times as “a choreographer of taste and intelligence — a sure sense of theater,” and a score by longtime Ririe Woodbury collaborator Jon Scoville. The combination of music, stunts, costumes and creativity makes “Flabbergast” a show for all ages.
Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company was formed by Utah natives Joan Ririe and Shirley Woodbury in 1964. Both women were professors of dance at the University of Utah. In the past 50 years, the company has performed in all 50 states and throughout Europe, South Africa, Southeast Asia, the Caribbean and the British Isles.
Beal has been the artistic director for Tandy Beal and Company since 1971 and has also worked with other acts, including the Moscow Circus in Japan from 1994-96. She has choreographed 20 full-length shows and around 100 shorter performances, which have been performed in 48 states as well as worldwide.
“Flabbergast” — billed in a recent press release as “a journey of wonder” — will be performed Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 at 7 p.m., and Feb. 1 at 2 p.m. Tickets, including group rates, can be found at ArtTix.org, by calling 801-355-ARTS or through any ArtTix Box Office.
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