2018-2019 Free Student Matinees

Elementary School Students: The Live Creature and Ethereal Things

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This performance can be enjoyed by all ages; middle and high school students and senior citizen organizations are also welcome to attend.

The Live Creature and Ethereal Things is the Company’s free matinee performances made available to Utah students for the school year 2018-19. The Live Creature and Ethereal Things will be choreographed by Artistic Director Daniel Charon with an original score composed by John Paul Hayward. It will be created in collaboration with Dallas Graham of the Red Fred Project, with story development by Robert Scott Smith and Alexandra Harbold of Flying Bobcat Theatrical Laboratory – all Utah artists.

RW18CompanyShoot1 2 1It will be a new, all-ages production which asks: Where does hope come from when faced with random adversity? This dance adventure is inspired by the mission of The Red Fred Project, which finds children living in extraordinarily difficult circumstances, and empowers them through the creation of an original book. These creative kids have faced significant challenges in their short lifetimes with humor and compassion and have wisdom-filled stories to share. The production will include characters from Salt Lake’s Red Fred founder Dallas Graham’s diverse Jolly Troop.

Every year upto 7,000 students attend this performance free of charge (it is supported by Utah State Board of Education) to see the Ririe-Woodbury's Free Student Matinees. Join us this year to enjoy The Live Creature and Ethereal Things, which promises to bring inclusive and impactful contemporary dance experience for all ages.

This performance is open to all grades, K-12. Reservations are required and space fills up quickly, so sign up today!

This year's performance will include narration in English and Spanish.

Reserve Space Now


  • Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 10:00am - FULL/CLOSED
  • Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 10:00am - 115 seats left
  • Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 12:00 pm - 356 seats left
  • Friday, February 1, 2019 - 10:00am - FULL/CLOSED


  • Performance run time: approximately 55 minutes
  • Admission: Free to all Utah Schools
  • Teacher Support: easy to use Teacher's Guide Teacher_Guide_for_LCET_2019.pdf
  • Location: Capitol Theatre, 50 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Reserve Space Now - OR CALL 801-297-4241

Middle and High School Students

Fall season performance of SPLICE and Spring season performance of Bloom

Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company makes their shows available to nearly 1,200 middle and high school students year-round with free student previews to see the Company's diverse repertory. This performance is ideal for grades 7-12.

We expect to fill the theater quickly. Please reserve your seats early to make sure your students can enjoy this wonderful educational program free of charge.



    • SPLICE Student Preview: September 26 (Wed), 2018 at 11:00am (80-90 minutes) 76 seats left
    • SPLICE Student Preview: September 27 (Thurs), 2018 at 11:00am (80-90 minutes) Open for reservation
    • SPLICE Student Preview: September 28 (Fri), 2018 at 11:00am (55-60 minutes) *Shorter/truncated program Open for reservation
    • Bloom Student Preview: April 17 (Wed), 2019 at 11:00am (80-90 minutes) FULL/CLOSED
    • Bloom Student Preview: April 18 (Thurs), 2019 at 11:00am (80-90 minutes) FULL/CLOSED
    • Bloom Student Preview:  April 19 (Fri), 2019 at 11:00am (55-60 minutes) *Shorter/truncated program FULL/CLOSED
  • Reserve Space Now>> - OR CALL 801-297-4241


  • Performance run times: 60 - 90 minutes
  • Admission: Free to all Utah Schools
  • SPLICE and Bloom student preview location: Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, Jeanné Wagner Theatre- 138 West Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT
  • The Live Creature and Ethereal Things student matinee location: JQ Lawson Capitol Theatre- 50 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, UT

"Thank you for the support of the Utah State Legislature that supports our free education experiences through the Utah State Office of Education POPS program." – Joan Woodbury and Shirley Ririe, Co-Founders of Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company

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