Parallax (Fall 2017)

Parallax - An Evening of Contemporary Dance

September 28 - 30, 2017 | 7:30 pm 
Moving Parts Family Series Matinée (1-hour show) | 1:00pm

Jeanné Wagner Theatre at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
138 West Broadway | Salt Lake City, Utah | 84101
Tickets (evening show): $35 / $15 Student/Senior
Family Matinée: $10 or 5 for $45
For Season or Individual Tickets call 801-355-ARTS or visit

Included on the program are:
Unstruck (Salt Lake City Premiere) by Kate Weare
Pantheon (World Premiere) by Raja Feather Kelly
Exilic Dances (World Premiere) by Daniel Charon

Par·al·lax /ˈperəˌlaks/ The effect whereby the position or direction of an object appears to differ when viewed from different positions. This evening will include the re-construction and Salt Lake City premiere of a captivating work by choreographer Kate Weare titled Unstruck. Weare writes “this trio explores through movement and sound a process of live formation. Unstruck taps into nascency and formation at a primitive level: the carving of the body itself, an organization and dissolution of space, and a magnetic energy between dancers.” The dance features an original score by composer Curtis Robert Macdonald.

The evening’s lineup also includes a world premiere by choreographer Raja Feather Kelly titled Pantheon. This musical-choreographic collaboration transposes the paganism and sacrifice of the Stravinsky/Nijinsky Rite of Spring to the twenty-first-century world of global pop culture, and the inherent sacrifices it demands of its audience. The new score is composed by Sam Crawford. This piece was made possible by a grant from the Princess Grace Foundation-USA.

Company Artistic Director Daniel Charon will premiere his latest work, Exilic Dances. This dance (set to the invigorating rhythms of klezmer music) is a musical theater styled exploration of the irony and perils associated with immigration. It honors community, identity, and the idea of embracing the stranger.


Additional ways to enjoy Parallax:

September 28 - Opening Night Reception  6:30pm // Mezzanine Studio

Season Ticket holders are invited to an exclusive pre-performance opening night reception. Join the ultimate trendsetters of dance for pre-performance drinks / treats / good times, then watch the performance from the best seats in the house! Purchase Season Tickets HERE

September 29 - Curtain Chat

Join us for a post-performance Q & A and get an inside look into the creative process with Artistic Director Daniel Charon & the Ririe-Woodbury Dancers

September 30 - Closing Night Party catered and hosted by Carnegie's Public House

Celebrate the successful run of Parallax at a special post-performance Closing Night Party. Mix-and-mingle with the Ririe-Woodbury Dancers and enjoy delicious food, and fresh, hand crafted cocktails at Carnegie's Public House at the Peery Hotel, 110 West Broadway, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84101