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.

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