It’s the perfect date night for you and your spouse: a live show with dancing and comedy!
Odyssey Dance Theatre Artistic Director Derryl Yeager reveals the new addiction to the spring showcase “Shut Up and Dance”.
Odyssey Dance Theatre announces its Spring Repertory Season Shut Up & Dance!
Tuesday, March 5 – Friday, March 8, 2013
Kingsbury Hall on the University of Utah Campus
Evening Performances: 7:30 p.m.
Odyssey Dance Theatre will round out its 19th year with its popular Shut Up & Dance series—two separate programs in repertory–before they head out for their 8th consecutive European Tour—this year, including Istanbul! Odyssey’s Spring Repertory Season where the dancers stretch their artistic muscle and create new, exciting works!
This season ODT will present THREE world premiere works as well as past hits Romeo + Juliet and Dance Fever!
This year’s Shut Up & Dance will truly be one of the most amazing Odyssey Seasons ever and will certainly be a dance lover’s buffet, with something for everyone!
PROGRAM ONE: Dance Fever!
March 5 and 6, 2013 – 7:30 p.m.
The first act will include 3 world premieres! A new tap piece by Veronica Yeager; a new balletic work called Andante by Derryl Yeager, set to the music of Mozart; and a new contemporary work by Former Company Member/Choreographer Christian Denice! The second act is Dance Fever! An expanded 40-minute tribute to the disco generation! Set to the music of the Bee Gees, this work is a crowd pleaser as they get to see their old favorites – Staying Alive, Emotion, More Than a Woman, Tragedy, How Deep is Your Love, and You Should Be Dancing. A fun and exuberant work that takes you back to the era of disco balls and white suits. Choreographed by Derryl Yeager, Allison Thornton, and Jessica Holker, this piece is a blast from the past.
Deseret News said, “Odyssey Dance Theatre’s Shut Up and Dance season only proves that it is a company to be taken seriously. Bravo!”
PROGRAM TWO: Romeo+Juliet
March 7 and 8, 2013 – 7:30 p.m.
Back by popular demand for the fourth year in a row, see what the Deseret News said was, “…to die for!” A full-length work, based on the Shakespearean tale about star-crossed lovers, but in the Odyssey tradition: a hip-hop version! Choreographed by Odyssey Principal Eldon Johnson, along with sections by Ashleigh and Ryan Di Lello from “So You Think You Can Dance,” Derryl Yeager and others, this is a unique and powerful tour de force! Truly a highly charged and time honored story!