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The Bridge In The Press

The Bridge is more than a dance performance, more than a concert. It’s a powerful story reimagined through dance and music that speaks to the universal human experience of love and loss.” – Brooke Horejsi, UtahPresents 

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UtahPresents: SALT Contemporary Dance in “The Bridge”

As I was watching The Bridge, commissioned by UtahPresents, I realized it was what I have hoped to see from SALT Contemporary Dance all along.

The show was continuous and cohesive, which I loved. I appreciate the departure from SALT’s previous usual format of presenting collections of works by different choreographers.

The Bridge was based on a short story called “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” by Ambrose Bierce. It was apparent that this story had strong and specific meaning to the performers, yet the execution was not burdened by…..[read more]

Salt Lake City Weekly

Salt Contemporary Dance: The Bridge

“What is the cost of your looking beyond the mark, of pursuing ideals to ruinous ends? In a moment of judgment, what will you regret? What—or who—matters most? What governs your affections and actions?” These are the questions The Bridge prompts viewers to examine, Andrew Maxfield, co-creator of the multi-genre dance and music performance, says.

The performance was inspired by Ambrose Bierce’s classic short story, An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, which follows a civilian on the fringes of the Civil War, who, guided by ideology, finds himself trapped by the enemy, on the brink of near-certain death…… [read more]

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Standard-Examiner

SALT LAKE CITY — Sure, “The Bridge” involves contemporary dance. But don’t let that scare you away.

Because, Andrew Maxfield assures us, this genre-bending performance is so much more.

The Salt Lake City native and his brother, Fictionist singer/bassist Stuart Maxfield, created “The Bridge” with librettist Glen Nelson. The performance, which will be presented Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 8-10, at Kingsbury Hall, is a retelling of the Ambrose Bierce classic short story “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge.” The tale will be brought to life by SALT Contemporary Dance, a Utah-based company of classically trained dancers…..[read more]

Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — “After we had that first workshop performance … we were asking ourselves ‘Where does this go next? What does this become?’”

That was the question Andrew Maxfield, co-composer and producer of “The Bridge,” a contemporary dance/electronic music performance, asked himself after a successful 2016 pilot performance at Brigham Young University’s de Jong concert hall.

“The Bridge” was born out of a number of first-time collaborations. Both Maxfield and his brother Stuart Maxfield, lead vocalist of the local rock band Fictionist, studied music at BYU, but they each took different routes, Andrew leaning toward classical music and Stuart towards rock and pop. When the chance came up to do something at the de Jong…[read more]

Commissioned by UtahPresents for its world premiere, this genre-bending dance and music performance—created by Salt Lake City natives Andrew Maxfield and Stuart Maxfield (singer/bassist of Fictionist) and librettist Glen Nelson—reimagines Ambrose Bierce’s classic short story, “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge.” Performed by SALT Contemporary Dance, a Utah-based company of classically trained, artistically versatile dancers, the chilling tale unfolds through stunning choreography by Brendan Duggan, 2017 winner of the WMU National Choreography Competition.

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