This Valentine’s Day, give the gift of experience and time–doing something fun with a loved one! Buy tickets now to enjoy the art of Dance at Kingsbury Hall with Odyssey Dance Theatre’s 25th Anniversary Spring Repertory Season Shut Up & Dance, February 27 to March 9, 2019.
Fella’s, you can give the gift of tickets for Valentine’s Day and get ‘extra credit’ without having the surrender your ‘man card’ as Odyssey Dance is a performance for all to enjoy!
Ladies! With the variety this show features, your man will even enjoy taking you to this show!
Or since Odyssey Dancers are well versed and perform a variety of dance styles in each show, all your friends and family will be entertained in any of the 3 separate shows and 12 different performances as Odyssey Dance celebrates 25 years of dance here in Utah!
This popular Shut Up & Dance series—features dancers stretching their artistic muscle and created new, exciting works. This year’s Shut Up & Dance will truly be one of the most amazing Odyssey Seasons ever and a dance lover’s buffet, with something for everyone. Shows will highlighting some of the great works created by Odyssey over the years.
PROGRAM ONE: Chicago Nights – February 27, March 1, 7, 9 – 7:30 pm
The return of last year’s world-premiere full-length hit, directed and produced by
Founder and Artistic Director Derryl Yeager, tells the story of Chicago in the 1920’s,
when the specter of Prohibition gave rise to Speakeasys, Jazz and Gangsters. Men and
women who brought corruption, racketeering, vice and murder to the headlines of the
day. Al Capone meets Roxie Hart. And it all leads up to the most infamous mobster
event of all – The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. Odyssey puts its unique stamp on
these amazing stories from 1920’s Chicago!
PROGRAM TWO: Romeo+Juliet – February 28, March 2 – 7:30 pm, March 6, 8
One of Odyssey’s favorite full-length pieces of all time! See what the Deseret News
said was, “…to die for!” Based on the Shakespearean tale about star-crossed lovers,
but in the Odyssey tradition: a hip-hop/latin/contemporary dance
version! Choreographed by former Odyssey Principal Eldon Johnson, along with
sections by Ashleigh and Ryan Di Lello from “So You Think You Can Dance,” Derryl
Yeager and others, this is a unique and powerful tour de force. And the audience will
get to choose their own ending – whether they live or die.
PROGRAM THREE: Reflections – 25 Years of Odyssey Dance – March 2 & 9 – 2:00 pm, March 5 – 7:30 pm
New this year and possibly never to be seen again due to it being the Anniversary Performance, Reflections is a collection of past pieces from the early years of Odyssey Dance Theatre, which will include amazing works by Mia Michaels, Christian Denice, Eldon Johnson, Janalyn
Memmott and Derryl Yeager and will close with the Bee Gee’s favorite – Dance Fever!
“The hardest thing for me was choosing what to put in the program – with 25 years
under our belt there was soooo much great stuff to choose from! Ultimately, I decided
to present pieces that were pivotal artistic achievements for the Company – and a
chance for me to walk down memory lane,” said Founder and Artistic Director Derryl
Odyssey’s Shut Up & Dance will feature an intoxicating variety of dance styles,
techniques, passions and emotions. From ballet to contemporary, jazz to tap, ballroom
to hip-hop – this 25th Anniversary season will celebrate the unique company that is
Odyssey Dance Theatre!