With a mission to be at the forefront of the ongoing evolution of dance, SALT’s company of classically trained, artistically versatile dancers collaborates with rising choreographers from around the world to create original works. SALT collects, creates, and performs innovative work and shares it with Utah audiences through performances, workshops, festivals, master classes, and outreach programs.
What Does SALT Offer Utah?
While long-standing companies in Utah perform mostly post-modern, classical, historic, or commercial works, SALT has filled the gap of presenting original, cutting-edge, and global contemporary dance—a ballet-informed and European-inspired genre of dance. By only performing new work and commissioning emerging artists from around the globe, SALT offers fresh perspectives, new voices, and more global ideas to Utah communities.
Northwest Dance Project’s resident choreographer, Ihsan Rustem, says that SALT “simply stands out amongst the sea of prospects presenting contemporary dance today. . . They’ve pushed boundaries and raised the bar for what audiences should expect from contemporary dance in Utah and beyond.”
Since its founding in 2013, SALT has presented a staggering 15 world premieres from renowned choreographers, including Gabrielle Lamb (New York), Ihsan Rustem (Switzerland), Lindsey Matheis (Portland), Jermaine Spivey (Vancouver), Peter Chu (Las Vegas), Courtney Mazeika (San Francisco), and more; as well as 8 more world premieres from local choreographers, including Garrett Smith, Eric Handman, Joni Tuttle McDonald, Eldon Johnson, and Jen Osorio Pendleton.
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