Seniors

SAVE THE DATE FOR DAYTIME EDUCATIONAL MATINEES
FREE TO SENIOR CENTERS

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• Please see the performance descriptions by click on the show titles.

• While these shows are geared for students, we love to have senior centers bring groups up to 20 people as space is available. Some shows are geared for very young students so please read descriptions carefully. You are welcome to join us for any of them.

• Senior Centers can drop off in a location where seniors can avoid stairs and go in a separate entrance than the big school groups.

• Wheelchair seating is available if needed.

• Click the Register Now button above to register for all shows except CELEBRATING U, which will be available at a later time.

• Information subject to change.

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For more information, please contact Robin at robin.wilks-dunn (at) utah.edu.

Wednesday, September 18, 10am-12pm
Celebrating U on the Circle
Performers – Latin Dance Heritage

Same great show, but at the beginning of the school year!

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Thursday, November 7, 10-11am
Axis Dance Company

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AXIS is committed to commissioning, creating, and performing artistically stunning contemporary dance, developed through collaboration with high-profile choreographers and cutting-edge, innovative dance makers, as well as dancers with and without physical disabilities. More than any other company in the United States, AXIS has been at the forefront of the field, building a bridge between contemporary dance, integrated dance, and disability culture.

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Friday, November 15, 11am – 12:15pm
Vietnam Through My Lens

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Sometimes poignant, sometimes lighthearted, always thought provoking, this one-man play follows Stu Richel’s journey as a combat journalist and photographer to, through, and beyond his military service in Vietnam. Stu proudly served in the U.S. Army from January 1968 to January 1970. Through much of 1969, he was a combat photographer/journalist with the 1st Infantry Division in Vietnam; it is that service which provided the impetus for this solo stage performance. Share the odd path by which Stu ended up in Vietnam, some of his misadventures as a journalist and photographer, and (perhaps most importantly) learn how the experience has colored his life.

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Tuesday, January 21, 11am-noon
Black Violin

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Back by popular demand, high-energy, classically trained musicians Kev Marcus and Wil B are renowned for their ability to meld highbrow and pop culture into a single genre-busting act.  Black Violin uses their unique blend of classical and hip-hop music to overcome stereotypes while encouraging people of all ages, races, and economic backgrounds to join together to break down cultural barriers.

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Tuesday, February 4, 10:30-11:30am
Guangdong Modern Dance Company – excerpts from Beyond Calligraphy

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Mainland China’s first professional modern dance company, Guangdong Modern Dance Company is internationally renowned for the exquisite and captivating performances. Beyond Calligraphy, one of the ensemble’s most popular works, is a poem of movements, developed from the stylistic essence of Chinese scripts. The production, which has won international awards for choreography and design, comprises five dances named after the five different styles in the Chinese calligraphy.

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Thursday, February 13, 10-11am
FLIP Fabrique – Blizzard

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FLIP Fabrique brings a fresh take on contemporary circus, creating whimsical, playful shows punctuated by breathtaking acrobatics. With Blizzard, FLIP Fabrique takes you on a crazy, poetic and gentle journey in the dead of winter, inviting you to lose yourself in a moment of complete wonder. With performers at the peak of their art and outstanding visual poetry, Blizzard promises to take the stage by storm and blow away everything in its path.

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Monday, March 16, 10-11am
Air Play

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Circus and science combine in a gorgeous display of the power of air Air Play is a circus-style adventure of two siblings journeying through a surreal land of air, transforming the ordinary into objects of uncommon beauty. Flying umbrellas, larger-than-life balloons, giant kites floating over the audience, and the biggest snow globe you’ve ever seen will make you gasp in wonder and laugh until it hurts. With visual images seemingly sewn from the sky, this poetic ode to childhood will enchant and electrify both the young and young at heart.

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Thursday, April 9 and Friday, April 10, 10-11am
Youth Theatre at the U  – Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie

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Based on the novel of the same name, this Kennedy Center-commissioned play by Utah playwright Julie Jensen is reimagined into a musical by YTU artistic director, Penny Caywood. Young pioneers tell their stories of growing up along the Oregon Trail as they encounter things both tragic and funny, frightening and empowering. Performed by young actors.

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