RDT’s repertory exhibits a fusion of cultures and is a way to reveal, ask questions, encourage conversation and break down barriers. We believe that dance is a thing that connects us and has no language barriers. Dance is a means for cultures to identify things that we share as human beings. Through dance, we can better understand our common humanity.
RDT has always embraced themes of social justice. Our actions, artistic priorities, and projects have made strong statements about gender equality, racial equality, climate change, the destruction of vital ecosystems, air and water pollution, ethnic diversity, and immigration.
- RDT was Utah’s first integrated dance company.
- RDT’s first guest choreographer in 1966 was an African American
- RDT has performed the work of eight African American choreographers including Geoffery Holder, Manzell Senters, Donald McKayle, Bebe Miller, Tiffany Rea-Fisher, Natosha Washington, Ursula Perry, and Justin Bass