Ririe-Woodbury: Accelerate

Accelerate closes Ririe-Woodbury's 50th season by exploring dance's future
When Joan Woodbury and Shirley Ririe, two dance professors at the University of Utah, started the professional modern dance company Ririe-Woodbury in Salt Lake in 1964, they were taking a chance that people in Utah would watch and support contemporary modern dance in an age when the art form—led by choreographers like Trisha Brown and Alwin Nikolais—was pushing the boundaries of movement expression and challenging audiences to find their own meaning in sometimes very abstract performances.

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Alabama Story

Pioneer Memorial Theatre

Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m., Saturdays, 2 p.m. and Mondays-Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Continues through Jan. 24 / $39 and up

Theater

Utah Repertory Theater: Bare

Sugar Space Arts Warehouse

Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Continues through Jan. 31 / $16-$18

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