Like many artists around the globe, faculty at the University of Utah’s School of Dance quickly shifted their artistic practices over the last year, reframing dance performances for empty theaters and virtual platforms. Exploring unfamiliar spaces, both virtual and in person, they picked up new skills, collaborators, and creativity along the way. During this unprecedented time of creating, the collaborative and multifaceted nature of dance had to expand to accommodate our new virtual world. Reframing Dance considers these new and innovative dance performances and the stories behind them.
Join us for a virtual screening of three dance works: Shot in the Dark, With, and Full View. These works were created during the COVID-19 pandemic by faculty at the University of Utah’s School of Dance and their collaborators. You’re also welcome to join us for a post-film conversation about this unique time of creation with moderator Scotty Hardwig, Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts and panelists Molly Heller, Assistant Professor, School of Dance, Modern Program, Pablo Piantino, Assistant Professor, School of Dance, and Sara Pickett, Assistant Professor (Lecturer), School of Dance.
- Full View, by Molly Heller, Heartland Collective and Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company
- With, by Sara Pickett and in collaboration University of Utah dance students
- Shot in the Dark, by Penny Saunders, Ballet Idaho, Front Runner Films, and Pablo Piantino