Rose Exposed: #Trending
Saturday, August 24th, 2019 at 8pm
Jeanné Wagner Theatre
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
Salt Lake City, Utah
On Sale: 7/1/2019 at 10am.
The Performing Arts Coalition (PAC) invites you to put down your device and see what’s trending on stage by joining us for the 2019 edition of ROSE EXPOSED, an annual celebration of the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center presented by three dance companies, two theatre companies and a music company, all in residence at the Rose.
These six companies represent the highest level of artistic experience and are each influencers in their own right, in both their respective fields and the community.
Once a year, they co-produce a lively, one-night-only showing of all-new short works: some created that day, some rehearsed a few days in advance, all being shared with their first (and maybe only) audience—you! Once we arrived at a theme and title for this year’s installment—#TRENDING—total freedom of interpretation was offered to the playwrights and choreographers.
Gina Bachauer presents Hungarian-American pianist Peter Klimo, last seen onstage at the Rose Wagner in the 2018 Bachauer International Artists Piano Competition. A passionate chamber musician, he is the collaborator for each #TRENDING performance, offering music of Hungarian composers Bela Bartók, Franz Liszt and Ernő Dohnányi with additional compositions by German master Ludwig van Beethoven.
Plan-B Theatre’s contribution is BOMBASTIC BLUE, a new 10-minute play by Olivia Custodio built around Liszt’s Transcendental Etude No. 12 ‘Chasse-neige”. What happens when you shrug off the news to follow click-bait about fashion and pop culture? The end still comes; you’re just less prepared. BOMBASTIC BLUE is a dark comic cocktail: one part bomb-shelter, one part extramarital affair, one part ill-timed selfie, garnished with a look inward that comes one apocalypse too late.
PYGmalion Theatre Company’s contribution will predictably dabble in everything trending about #WomensVoices from #MeToo to #Soccergirl to #TWERKING. Music TBA.
Repertory Dance Theatre’s dancers and artistic staff, led by Nicholas Cendese, are creating something truly of the moment, set to Beethoven’s Sonata in A major Op. 2 No. 2.
Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company will create work that very day, three duets set to Bartók’s Three Burlesques, choreographed by Artistic Director Daniel Charon in collaboration with the Company’s six dancers.
SB Dance bends its signature style of dance and theatre around Lizst’s Benediction de Dieu dans la solitudein a meditation on trends that never really disappear.
ROSE EXPOSED: #TRENDING promises an evening that provokes laughter, thought, and awe. The artists are ready to take the audience to a fresh, unexpected, and one-night-only experience.
Run time: 1 hour
Recommended for ages 8 and up. No babes-in-arms. All patrons must have a ticket regardless of age.