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Dance: New York City Ballet dancers perform in Draper

Published June 21, 2012 6:32 pm

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Repertory Dance Theater

At the Utah Arts Festival, Repertory Dance Theatre will perform favorites from its past season including "Karyo" by Susan McLain and "Gamut" choreographed by the RDT dancers using the principles of Merce Cunningham composition techniques.

When • Today, 6:30 p.m.

Where • Washington Square on the festival stage, 450 S. 200 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Moonlight Dance

"Moonlight Dance" features four New York City Ballet principal dancers — Megan Fairchild, Andrew Veyette, Tiler Peck and Robert Fairchild — in full costume performing dances choreographed by George Balanchine. Siblings Megan and Robert Fairchild were raised in Sandy and began their dance training with Utah teacher Kaelynne Oliphant, the ballet ensemble director at Utah Dance Artists in South Jordan. Oliphant arranged the benefit performance in conjunction with the city of Draper. "It is a dream come true for our community and for the dance students," Oliphant said.

Megan Fairchild became a principal dancer with NYCB in 2005; her younger brother, Robert, earned the same status in 2009. Local dance fans — with long memories — witnessed their talent in 1996, when Megan was 12 and Robert was 9, and the siblings performed as Clara and Fritz in Ballet West's "Nutcracker."

At the concert, dancers from Utah Dance Artists and American Expression of Dance will also perform hip-hop, contemporary, jazz, modern and other dance works choreographed by "So You Think You Can Dance" choreographers and finalists.

When • Monday, June 25, at 8 p.m.

Where • Draper Amphitheater, 944 E. Vestry Road, Draper

Tickets • $8-$31; bit.ly/lNAmtg

Family Night in Paradise

The Excellence in the Community Concert Series, with the law firm of Snow, Christensen & Martineau, presents a concert featuring Island Time II, which combines music and dance in the aloha spirit.

When • Monday, June 25, at 7:30 p.m.

Where • Gallivan Center, 239 S. Main St., Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Choreography Festival

Imagine Ballet Theatre will hold its second annual Rocky Mountain Choreography Festival, open to amateur and professional choreographers. The grand prize offers theater rental and crew for a performance night in October 2013.

When • Application deadlines are Aug. 1 and Sept. 1.

Where • Peery's Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd., Ogden

Info • http://www.imagineballet.org