Kaley in Residence with fem dance company This Month
Pruitt has been commissioned to create a new half evening length work for fem dance company of Salt Lake City, UT. Artistic Director Alicia Ross will also premiere a work in the concert titled, “State of Flux” – August 12th and 13th at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center in Salt Lake City.
Kaley’s creative process will explore the complexities of Ukrainian forced migration and Russian protest amidst propaganda. She is looking at how the idea of ‘readiness’ comes to play in fighting for survival in both settings of war and suppression.
fem dance company is a project based collective in Salt Lake City that strives to represent and empower women in dance. We believe in the potency, exquisiteness, and brilliance that women hold in the performing arts industry. Our mission is to create space and opportunities for all women and non-binary individuals to share their artistry and inspire others. We aim to connect and enliven the salt lake city dance community through collaboration, performance, and interdisciplinary art-making. we aspire to build a flourishing organization with a welcoming and inclusive environment.
Simantikos Dance Chicago premiered “Readiness” June 18th
Kaley Pruitt was commissioned by Simantikos Dance Chicago to create a new trio titled Readiness. This piece premiered Saturday June 18th at the Athenaeum Center in Chicago. Readiness was performed by Simantikos dancers Kalina Bartlett, Marissa Kaufmann, and Megan O’Toole.
OTHER NEWS: READ ACCLAIM FOR PRUITT’S “HOLD” CREATED FOR REPERTORY DANCE THEATRE IN THE UTAH REVIEW
“The rhythmic foundations shift as the music builds an arch and Pruitt replicates this with impressive effect in the dancers. The dance artists open up the movement space, replicating clearly the crossovers suggested in the music. Pruitt succeeds at heightening the already profound emotional foundation of the music, most notably at the melodic peak of the music where the bass line has been stripped out and the movement takes on a near-ethereal floating sensation. The company responded fully to the poignant demands of this outstanding interpretation.” – Les Roka of The Utah Review
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