June 4 Pride Preview
June 10, 11, 17, and 18— two weekends only
Rose Wagner Blackbox Theater | 8pm All Shows
Ticket URL or 801-355-ARTS
SB Dance has presented an original creation every year in June since 1998. From a yoga musical to a S&M fairy tale, our work surprises audiences with adventurous content that challenges the status quo and genre-busting form delivered with a dose of humor and athleticism. At every show we hear the same refrain: “I had no idea THIS existed in Utah”.
Our 2016 production is SNaked: The True Story of the Garden of Eden. Original Sin gets remixed using SB Dance’s signature style of movement, theater, and object. Warning: nudity and profanity plus beauty, humor, and a feminist take on Yahweh et al.
This show exemplifies the qualities that sets SB Dance apart from the other terrific established arts groups in our community (like our fellow Rose Wagner resident companies). One quirk that sets us apart is that we’re a specialized creation shop. We make it ourselves, don’t do work by others, and regularly collaborate with a deep bench of performers and designers. Some of us have been sweating together for 15 years (and still look hot in skimpy costumes). SB Dance also creates on a scale and scope that’s unusual for anyone but large flagship orgs. Consider this hyphenated vocabulary: non-stop evening-length fully-produced multi-media. It’s complex territory. We’re the only ones foolish enough to tackle it on a regular basis. Finally, we are lucky to play the role of trickster coyote in this community. We say it out loud, poke fun, walk around naked, and peek into the off-beat corners of humanity. Folks often ask if the purpose is to provoke. Well, being provocative IS fun. But the point is to make art that requires the audience to stretch their minds, to try to understand characters and situations that are beyond everyday life, that defy identification, and that rock the fuck out of our comfortable lives.
Starring: Christine Hasegawa, Nathan Shaw, Annie Kent, John Allen, Rick Santizo, Florian Alberge, and Kim Campa
With special guest: Natosha Washington
Created by: Stephen Brown
Directed by: Winnie Wood
Lighting by: Jessica Greenberg
Production Manager: Liz Ferguson
Projection Design: Alex Thedell
All photos by John Brandon. Available upon request.