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When dance brings us home

Starting off 2023, the School of Dance season continues with “greenland,” Jan. 26-Feb. 4, 2023, in the Marriott Center for Dance (MCD). This is the first-ever, evening-length collaborative dance work created by five School of Dance faculty artists: Daniel Clifton, Natalie Desch, Pamela Geber-Handman, Eric Handman, and Satu Hummasti.

“greenland” explores how a sense of mass and scale contrasts with the minute and intimate. It’s the macro and micro of our impact—on land, each other, community and time—through the abstraction that comes with large groups of people moving through space together. This work begs the questions—what does it mean to come home when a sense of home and space is always shifting? How do we take care?

Not only does “greenland” have a cast of 37 performers and collaborators from the School of Dance’s Modern Program and five choreographers and directors, but it also features a brand new original score by Daniel Clifton, original costumes by Christopher Larson, costume shop director, the MCD costume shop and a very grassy original set constructed by William Peterson, technical director, and the MCD production team and original lighting design by Em Bertelli, production director.

Step into something distantly and dynamically familiar with “greenland.”


Jan. 26 | 5:30 p.m. (in person or streamed online)*

Jan. 27 | 7:30 p.m. (in person or streamed online)*

Jan. 28 | 7:30 p.m. (in person or streamed online)*

Feb. 2 | 5:30 p.m. (in person only)

Feb. 3 | 7:30 p.m. (in person only)

Feb. 4 | 7:30 p.m. (in person only)

In-person tickets can be purchased at for all dates.

Tickets are free for University of Utah students with a valid UCard through the Arts Pass program.

*Patrons can also stream the first week of performances live for free.

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