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A works-in-progress series modeled after Movement Research at the Judson Church. Visit events for upcoming performance details. 

Want to apply to show a dance at a future Mudson? Find our application here. All applications should be emailed to

Dancers: Lyndi Belnap, Jake Winkelkotter | Choreography: Monica Campbell | Photo courtesy Bigelow Visuals


Upcoming Mudson dates & location for Spring ’16 are currently TBA.

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Admission to Mudson is always FREE; Showtimes are at 7:30pm.

Artists who recently showed works-in-progress at Mudson include Katherine Adler, Temria Airmet, Ashley Anderson, Justin Bass, Lehua Brown, Ching I Chang, Daniel Clifton, Michael Crotty, Miriam Curtis, Karin Fenn, Amy Falls, Amy Freitas, Sarah Longoria, Kat Martinez, Emma Wilson, and Erica Womack.

Watch a trailer from the FALL 2014 season here.

Brad Beakes | photo courtesy Bigelow Visuals


Mudson is a semi-annual works in progress series which supports new choreography in SLC. Since its inception in 2010, Mudson has fostered the creation of over 100 new dances.

 Past works-in-progress have gone on to many venues, including: The Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, Sugar Space Studio for the Arts, Craft Lake City, the Utah Arts Festival, the Jewish Arts Festival, the University of Utah, Weber State University, The Rose Establishment, Provo Sites and more.


Mudson in the Press

Works…such as these, challenge the canon of what dance can be, and underpin risk-taking in choreography.
SLUG Magazine Mudson preview


Daughters of Mudson was a success. Plain and simple. I didn’t have to endure the stuffy atmosphere of academia. I saw a showcase with real artists, but didn’t have to fly where I can’t use a public restroom without buying something. I felt scared, and I laughed and I was engaged. I felt that people had made an effort to reinstate the element of danger.
Alex Ortega for, a SLUG contributor


Daughters of Mudson was also City Weekly Pick, a Salt Lake Tribune pick and reviewed by SLUG. It was given a Best of Utah hailing it “a perfect backdrop for art” and mentioned multiple times in the City Weekly Artys.

Prior seasons were given nods by the Utah Daily Chronicle, the Salt Lake Tribune & Catalyst.


Mudson is made possible in part by the Salt Lake City Arts Council, the Utah Division of Arts & Museums and Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts, & Parks.

An additional thank you this season both to the Utah Heritage Foundation for the use of Memorial House and to Sugar Space Arts Warehouse.