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mudson

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

Amy Freitas | photo by Ching I Change/Bigelow Visusals

Amy Freitas | photo by Ching I Change/Bigelow Visusals

Watch a trailer from FALL MUDSON 2014 season here.

Mudson is always free and open to the public.

Since 2010, Mudson has been held at the Salt Lake Masonic Temple and has facilitated the creation of 112 new works-in-progress between 2010-2015.

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

Update: As of May 2015, Mudson is seeking a new venue!

Unable to continue at the Masonic Temple, Mudson is looking for a new home and hopes to continue to host a works-in-progress platform for local choreographers.

While future Mudson location and dates are TBA, applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis. Find the application here.

Josie Patterson | photo by Ching I Chang/Bigelow Visuals

Josie Patterson | photo by Ching I Chang/Bigelow Visuals

PRESS!

Works…such as these, challenge the canon of what dance can be, and underpin risk-taking in choreography.
SLUG Magazine Mudson preview 2012

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 loveDANCEmore.org, a SLUG contributor

2012 Daughters of Mudson was also City Weekly Pick, a Salt Lake Tribune pick and reviewed by SLUG. It was given a 2012 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.

Amy Falls | photo by Ching I Chang/Bigelow Visuals

Amy Falls | photo by Ching I Chang/Bigelow Visuals