The presentation of the second annual Daughters of Mudson dance performance will go live this weekend at the Rose Wagner with two shows, June 22 at 8 p.m. and June 23 at 2 p.m. The performance is a culmination to a year long series crafted in part by Ashely Anderson and loveDANCEmore.
The much talked about original series is a collaboration of many different dances and styles. Anderson says that a diverse array of choreographers throughout Utah have stopped by the loveDANCEmore studios to present their developing works for inclusion in the final performance. "It's an opportunity for people to try out new ideas," Anderson says.
During the fall and spring months, these works in progress are performed at the Masonic Temple where they are reviewed by the project's curator, Ishmael Houston-Jones, and slowly crafted into one performance.
The performance this weekend will feature work by Ashley Anderson, Katherine Adler, Eileen Rojas, Josie Patterson-Halford and Efren Corado with Tara McArthur.
"If you've seen the Mudson series it's kind of a cool way to see how things change and develop," Anderson says. "If you haven't seen it, you still get the benefit of seeing a dance that you know has been worked on for a significant amount of time in an interesting way."
Anderson says there are young choreographers scattered all over Salt Lake City who can give national acts a run for their money. "When we go to a dance performance, we see what national guest artists have to offer, but really, there's just enough creative incubation happening in our own city. If we continue to support it, it may grow in new and interesting ways."
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