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Cottonwood Heights Journal

CH Arts Council Brings Contemporary Dance Performance To Town

Oct 31, 2014 02:24PM ● By Marci Heugly

If dance is art, then contemporary dance is modern art, and art is meant to be shared. The Cottonwood Heights Arts Council and SALT Contemporary Dance Company are presenting "Embark," a dance concert on Friday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. in the Butler Middle School auditorium, 7605 South 2700 East. 

The free event is open to the public and will feature dancers from SALT, as well as local youth dancers ages 9-18 who auditioned for this production. The youth chosen to participate will attend four rehearsals before the big night. 

"The arts council is committed to providing the community with current, compelling and inspiring live art," said Michelle Nielsen, co-founder and artistic director of SALT. The dance company also offers master classes that are held at Butler Middle and Brighton High throughout the year. 

"SALT Contemporary Dance is a cutting-edge, new professional company that brings in choreographers from around the nation so art-going Utahns can enjoy a variety of current choreography without leaving home," Nielsen said. 

The dance company has attracted some of the most talented dancers in the state and continues to entertain and inspire Utah audiences with their work.

"We are excited to come to Cottonwood Heights," Nielsen said. "It's going to be a delightful evening of live professional entertainment."