To say Salt Lake based NOW-ID had a busy summer ...would be an understatement.
The fledgling dance/design co. of which I am a board member staged NOWHERE at Libby Gardner Concert Hall in Salt Lake City in July and was nominated for three CityWeekly awards for best choreography, dance and multimedia production. NOWHERE featured artists from all over the country as well as Denmark and Iceland and ran for two successful nights.
REVIEWS FOR 'NOWHERE':
"NOWHERE was, quite simply, superb! No one in SLC has had the courage, persistence or level of insanity required to pull off something like this. You have absolutely created a standard for dance and multi media."
"Tonight's performance of Nowhere was at once exhilarating, refreshing and thought-provoking. NOW-ID hatched from its fragile shell and developed into a mature masterpiece in front of my eyes this evening. I commend you and all of the fabulous performers tonight on a passionate artful deliverance, and I thank you for infusing SLC (and me) with a strong dose of much needed art and culture!"
"Unbelievably beautiful and moving!"
In August NOW-ID conducted a residency at Tanner Dance for a week and then hosted/directed and curated 'Space As Collaborator'
– their first Summer Intensive for Designers, Dancers and Choreographers where, in Five days, they managed to produce 11 pieces by 24 artists and had three showings for the public. Participants came from Portland, Chicago, Allentown, Wichita, NYC, California, Vancouver and Utah. Each worked collaboratively in five spaces for two days and then were switched around, given a new theme, a new team, a new space and another 48 hours to solve and present their work. Amazing creativity emerged from this experience unlike any other.
Director Charlotte Boye-Christensen travels to Miami and Singapore to complete two residencies.