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Architecture, comedy, literature and dance collide in Ririe-Woodbury’s Prism

Salt Lake City, Theatre & DanceJesse WalkerComment

I'm going to this tomorrow (Thursday) night. I look forward to seeing my friends Nathan and Charlotte's new collaboration with Star Trek actor & comedian Ethan Phillips along with other recent works.

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December 8-10, 2011 Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company presents its second show of the season, PrismThis showcase of Ririe-Woodbury Artistic Director Charlotte Boye-Christensen’s choreography will feature the world premiere of “But Seriously…” “Push” (2011), the award-winning “Touching Fire” (2010) and selected excerpts from “West.”

“But Seriously…” uniquely combines the compelling choreography of Boye-Christensen, the comedy talents of Star Trek actor & comedian Ethan Phillips, the insightful orchestration of author David Kranes, and the innovative set designs of architect Nathan Webster in a collaboration that explores the similarities between stand up comedians and dancers. Phillips’s comedy is woven into the dance, unraveling the inescapable truth that all performers are deeply, deeply vulnerable.

Prism runs December 8-10, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. with a 2p.m. Saturday Matinee at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 West Broadway, in Salt Lake City. Tickets are $30 for the general public, $15 for students/seniors and can be purchased by calling 801-355-ARTS or visiting bit.ly/prismtix$5 off each ticket for 5 food items brought to the Rose Wagner box office helping the Food Bank feed hungry families right here in Utah.