SALT, chuthis., & Bunker Dance to Showcase Work of 2018 Rocky Mountain Choreography Festival Winner, Peter Chu

 In Dance, Press Release

Photo by Michelle Novak.

SALT LAKE CITY (September 21, 2018)

SALT Contemporary Dance, Las Vegas-based chuthis., and Bunker Dance join forces for a one-night-only show of dance works by Peter Chu — the winner of the 2018 Rocky Mountain Choreography Festival and one of the most sought-after choreographers today.

The show will also include a piece by the 2017 Rocky Mountain Choreography Festival’s 2nd-place winner, Fiona Katerine.

An Evening with Peter Chu will be performed on Saturday, October 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the historic Peery’s Egyptian Theater in Ogden.

Peter Chu, originally from Cocoa Beach, Florida, is a distinguished artist who strives to push the physical bounds of dance.

As a graduate of Juilliard, Peter is one of the most sought-after choreographers. His work has received recognition and awards nationwide.

A remarkable and multi-faceted artist, he has danced as the lead in Christina Perri’s Jar of Hearts music video, in Celine Dion’s Vegas spectacular A New Day, and with Crystal Pite’s company Kidd Pivot.

Chu served as Rehearsal Director for Nederlands Dans Theater 2 and Guest Rehearsal Director for NDT1. He has also created for The Juilliard School, SUNY Purchase, Brigham Young University, Contemporary Dance Theatre, Southern University of Utah, and Alvin Ailey Certificate Program.

Most recently, he choreographed and directed a full evening program for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and created works for Harvard Dance Project and Charlotte Ballet. He is the founder of chuthis. (2008) and is currently touring with his company.

Tickets for An Evening of Peter Chu are $15 and can be purchased at SmithsTix.com.

There is an optional workshop for dancers from 4:30-6:00 p.m. prior to the performance at 7:30pm. Workshop tickets may be purchased by calling Peery’s Egyptian Theater at 801-689-8700.

 

ABOUT THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHOREOGRAPHY FESTIVAL  

The Rocky Mountain Choreography Festival is a unique opportunity for local and national talent to come to the heart of the Rocky Mountains to display their work.

Accepted entries compete at the historic Peery’s Egyptian Theater located in downtown Ogden. The historic district is ideal for hosting large groups and provides ideal venues and attractions for out-of-town guests.

Imagine Ballet Theatre, along with Weber State University Dance Department faculty, the Utah Dance Education Organization, and Peery’s Egyptian Theater will be sponsor the Festival. Interested choreographers may download the application materials at https://www.imagineballet.org

Rocky Mountain Choreography Festival is dedicated to the advancement of dance as an art form, specifically through the support and promotion of quality choreography.

 

ABOUT SALT CONTEMPORARY DANCE

SALT Contemporary Dance is Utah’s professional contemporary dance company, the newest and yet second largest dance company in Salt Lake, committed to keeping the Utah dance scene current with global trends. SALT is the look of now, the voice of the rising generation. SALT presents original, cutting-edge, and global contemporary dance—a ballet-informed and European-inspired genre of dance.

 

ABOUT CHUTHIS.

In 2008, Peter Chu formed a Las Vegas project-based company—chuthis. His multi-disciplinary dance company combines innovative lighting and sound with live contemporary movement. Chu has presented the company’s work both nationally and internationally, including the prestigious Festival International DansEncore.

 

ABOUT BUNKER DANCE CENTER

Bunker Dance Center is based in Las Vegas, NV and is one of the few dance studios privileged to work with Peter Chu. Now celebrating its 25th anniversary, the award-winning dance center offers training in many genres including ballet, contemporary, jazz, tap, hip hop, and ballroom. Along with recreational class offerings and beginning and intermediate teams, Kathy Bunker, owner and artistic director of Bunker Dance, developed Nevada Youth Dancer’s Company as a pre-professional program for dancers seeking more serious and challenging dance training and performance opportunities. These young dancers are thrilled to present “Shen,” their latest company work by Peter Chu.

 

ABOUT FIONA KATRINE

Born in Utah, raised in Washington state, choreographer, dancer, teacher and collaborator Fiona Katrine trained at The School of Oregon Ballet Theater, earned her BFA at The Juilliard School, and performed on the east coast in companies such as The Metropolitan Opera House and Jessie Jennae and Dancers. She now serves as artistic director and choreographer of Studio Artists, Dance Illusion’s artistic company, a preparatory pre-professional company for aspiring dancers.

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