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Pilar I - RDT Production Stage Manager

Pilar I is RDT’s amazingly talented Production Stage Manager, and lighting dance choreography is a central element of her role for RDT. In the video below, Pilar shares some of the elements from “behind the scenes” in the artistic process of producing a modern dance performance.   


Pilar I. Davis has been a lighting designer in the Salt Lake market for 20+ years-but has happily made her home with RDT as their Production Stage Manager since 2014. Graduated from U of U in 2003, BFA-Theate, Design Emphasis; having previously attended Weber State University. Since 2000, Pilar has created designs for many well-know Utah arts companies including: Repertory Dance Theatre, PYG Productions, Plan-B Theatre Co., Ririe- Woodbury Dance Co, Ballet West Academy, Park City Institute, University of Utah (dance, theatre, music, youth theatre) Utah State University (dance, theatre), Weber State University (dance, theatre), Utah Valley University (modern dance, ballet), Live at the Eccles, The State Room, Gina Bachauer Piano Foundation, Junction Dance Co., Odyssey Dance Co., Kingsbury Hall, Tablado Dance, South Valley Creative Dance, RawMoves Dance, The Penguin Lady Dance Collective, Wasatch Theatre Company, The Grand Theatre, Red Rocks Dance Festival.

What People are Saying

The diversity of the dancers really spoke to my students! It was great to see boys and girls dancing, and different races. The high level of engagement was so refreshing and got students excited about thecontent.
This activity was valuable because it helped students make connections between dance, rhythm, healthy lifestyles, and expression. The students were impressed by the talent of the dancers and it was motivating to them.
Opportunities for art and expression are so limited at school but so essential and valuable for all students, especially those who struggle to learn through traditional methods. My Kindergarteners have been dancing since you left!
This was so engaging. I looked around the auditorium and every student was watching. Not one person was talking or distracted
This activity is valuable to teachers and students because it gives them a creative outlet. We need movement in the classroom to engage, energize and deepen student learning.
I got great ideas on how to incorporate movement into math and science lessons.
I loved how you made movement and exercise relatable to the students. The dancers were full of energy and there was very little down time so students stayed engaged.
Our children were captivated by the performance. They listened to you and they were learning without knowing. They usually giggle when bodies are shown and talked about. But the way you presented it was so tastefully done, they now do poses and movement around the room and outside. You brokesome barriers and they took that permission and literally ran with it!