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ARCHIVED: The Barbara Bray Ketchum Artist in Residence Concert

Discussion and Performance featuring Choreographer Donna Uchizono and SLC Students

SLC students present Badlands of Montana, a dance by choreographer Donna Uchizono, based on a work commissioned by Montana's Headwaters Dance Co.  

Dancers: Meghan McCoy, Mandy Hackman, Layla Guest, Jeremy Pheiffer, Aston McCullough, Alexa Hazelton, Janet Werther. Reservation lists posted in the PAC lobby.

The Montana Suite is a multi-year project of Headwaters Dance Co., to capture the culture of Montana. One of four commissioned choreographers (Lar Lubovitch, Jane Comfort and John Jasperse), Uchizono created the fourth suite Montana Suite Part IV, completing a movement anthology of the complex state that will be toured nationally.

Montana Suite Part IV highlights the Southeastern corner of Montana, territory often called "Custer" or "Crow Country." A vast area of rocky badlands, winding rivers, spreading grasslands, coal mines and oil drills, it is home to ranchers, the Cheyenne and the Crow, a place where resource extraction and care for the environment are walking a delicate line.

Uchizono is the company founder, artistic director and choreographer of . A Guggenheim fellow, she is a widely respected and award-winning artist known for her "wit, spicy movement and original invention," who has been presented throughout the United States, Europe, South America and Japan for nearly twenty years.