University of Utah, School of Dance, Modern Program
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Dance, Westminster College
Faculty for the Ririe-Woodbury Professional Intensive
Salt Dance Fest faculty and Co-Director
Eccles Regent Theater, Salt Lake City, UT: May 11-13, 2017
Molly Heller will premiere a new dance work, very vary, at the Eccles Regent Theater May 11-13, 2017. This piece chapters the remembered, imagined and future lives of these six performers: Florian Alberge, Nick Blaylock, and Marissa Mooney; and, courtesy of Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, Yebel Gallegos, Mary Lyn Graves and Melissa Younker. Throughout the work, Heller reveals the performers' biographies with both care and subtlety, while challenging the audience and space with rapid delivery. With a love for decoration and complications within choreographic structure, Heller enlivens the space by framing created scenes. These framed moments allow the performers and audience to enter into a scenario where story-telling emerges. These scenarios, much like chapters of a pop-up book, evoke a dimensional narrative that is at times both literal and nonsensical. very vary will also include collaborations with composer Mike Wall, visual artist Gretchen Reynolds, print maker Kate Thomas, and lighting designer Vellachi Ganesan.
Tickets: $18 general admission, $15 with student ID
Past Work (2015-2016):
"This is your Paradise"
Middlebury College, VT: October 14, 2015
Gowanus Art + Production, NYC: October 15, 2015
Movement Research at the Judson Church, NYC: Fall 2015
"The Most Delicate Timekeepers"
Performing Dance Company, University of Utah: Spring 2016