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Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company

Contemporary Repertory

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 7:00 p.m.

Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company was founded in 1964 by two Utah women, Joan Woodbury and Shirley Ririe, who were both professors of dance at the University of Utah. Over the years, the Company has grown from its beginning as a local entity, into an internationally renowned contemporary dance company, having performed in every state in the United States, as well as throughout Europe, South Africa, Southeast Asia, the Caribbean, and the British Isles.

In 1972, the Company was selected as one of only 20 dance companies to participate in two prestigious national initiatives: the Dance Touring Program and the Artists in the Schools Program. This opportunity led to the creation of the Company's education program, which became the national model for dance education in the schools—a model that still stands today.

Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company is celebrating its 52nd Season (2015-2016) and boldly continues to engage an exciting future. Executive Director Jena Woodbury, Artistic Director Daniel Charon, and Education Director Ai Fujii Nelson are committed to the continuation of the Company mission: to make dance a viable part of everyone's lives, whether it be as observers, critics, performers, or creators. Ririe-Woodbury's performances and educational undertakings are a reflection of the Company's philosophy that “Dance is for Everybody.” With the strength of its history, the vision of its founders, and the extraordinary ability of its current management, staff, dancers, and board, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company continues to be a major force for innovation in contemporary dance throughout the world.

"…a daring reconsideration of light, space and movement…opened a new future for dance."
—Dance News Desk/Broadway World

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General Admission

$18 individual
$75 season tickets

Purchase individual and season tickets through all Select-A-Seat locations, call 806.770.2000 or visit www.selectaseatlubbock.com.

TTU Students

1 free ticket

Present valid TTU ID at the SUB Allen Theatre information desk to receive your free ticket.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at TTU Members

$12 general admission

Present valid OLLI ID at the Select-A-Seat Civic Center Box Office or order online using your member promo code.

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To suggest topics, speakers or performers for future events, or to comment on the current series, contact Presidential Lecture & Performance Series director Jo Moore.

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We greatly appreciate University Parking Services for their consideration of our patrons in agreeing to provide complimentary parking preceding our events. Parking lots that are available for complimentary use are R03 (the Library lot), R11 (the Band lot), R07 (the Administration Building lot), and R13 (the Visitor lot). Please refer to the map for parking lot locations. Please note that parking in handicap, service and reserved spaces until 11:00 pm is prohibited without a valid TTU parking or handicap permit.

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