When dance brings us home

January 23 2023

Enter this grassy liminal space where a sense of home is familiar, but shifting, in the premiere of greenland.

Starting off 2023, the School of Dance season continues with greenland, Jan. 26-Feb. 4, 2023 in the Marriott Center for Dance. This is the first-ever evening-length collaborative dance work created by five School of Dance faculty artists: Daniel CliftonNatalie DeschPamela Geber-HandmanEric Handman, and Satu Hummasti

greenland explores how a sense of mass and scale contrasts with the minute and intimate. It’s the macro and micro of our impact — on land, each other, community, and time — through the abstraction that comes with large groups of people moving through space together. This work begs the questions: what does it mean to come home when a sense of home and space is always shifting? How do we take care? 

Not only does greenland have a cast of 37 performer/collaborators from the School of Dance Modern Program and five choreographers/directors, it also features a brand new original score by Clifton, original costumes by Costume Shop Director, Christopher Larson and the MDC Costume Shop, and a very grassy original set constructed by Technical Director William Peterson and the MCD Production team, and original lighting design by Production Director, Em Bertelli.

Step into something distantly and dynamically familiar with greenland.

Jan 26 at 5:30 p.m. (in person or streamed online)
Jan 27 at 7:30 p.m. (in person or streamed online)
Jan 28 at 7:30 p.m. (in person or streamed online)
Feb 2 at 5:30 p.m. (in person only)
Feb 3 at 7:30 p.m. (in person only)
Feb 4 at 7:30 p.m. (in person only)

In-person tickets can be purchased at tickets.utah.edu for all dates.Free for University of Utah students with a valid UCard through the Arts Pass program.

Patrons can also stream the first week of performances live for free. Jan 26 @ 5:30pm | Jan 27 @ 7:30pm | Jan 28 @ 7:30pm

For more information on the School of Dance and its concerts, please visit: dance.utah.edu.