Student Matinees

 

We welcome students from public, private, parochial and home schools to our matinees. To register, click on the matinee title, then click on the registration button.

Download a printer-friendly PDF with information on all 2016-17 matinees.

Study guides are provided for all matinee performances.

For more information, or to be added to the email list about student matinees, please contact Robin at robin.wilks-dunn (at) utah.edu.

Versa Style

Thursday, September 8 @ 10AM
at Kingsbury Hall, University of Utah

versachoiceYoung, committed, and conscientious, the dancers of Versa Style are setting out to change what you think about hiphop. The two founders, both teachers at UCLA (and national and international hip-hop battle award winners), create works that fuse dance styles, including hip-hop and Afro-Latin styles like salsa and merengue, to break down barriers in style and culture. Come with a fly attitude and your crew to witness high-energy dance skills.

This matinee is full. Fill out the registration form to be placed on the wait list.

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60-75 minutes
Target Grades 3 – 12
Cost $2.50 per person

Learn more about Versa Style at their website

Elephant & Piggie’s “We are in a Play!”

Thursday, November 3 and Friday, November 4 @ 10AM
at Kingsbury Hall, University of Utah

PrintBased on on Mo Willems’s best-selling children’s books, We Are in a Play! is a brand-new vaudevillian romp, starring Elephant Gerald and Piggie. These two best friends sing and dance their way through pachydermal peril and swiney suspense–facing fundamental questions like, what do you wear to a fancy pool costume party? And how can two friends play with one toy? With back-up singers The Squirrelles, our duo even gets the audience involved in the action. You’ll be doing the “Flippy Floppy Floory” dance all day long!

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60 minutes
Target Grades PreK – 2
Cost $2.50 per person

the nile project

Friday, February 10 @ 10AM
at Kingsbury Hall, University of Utah

You’ll be both inspired and entertained by the festive, high-energy music performed by talented young artists from across the globe, using a myriad of traditional East African instruments. Founded on the belief that music has the power to change perceptions and inspire action, The Nile Project is educating and empowering an international network of global citizens to cultivate the sustainability of their ecosystem. The Nile Project brings together artists from the 11 Nile countries, creating music that combines the region’s diverse instruments, languages, and traditions to find commonality amidst the conflict.

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60 minutes
Target Grades 4 – 12
Cost $2.50 per person

Learn more about The Nile Project at their website

THE stinky cheese man and other fairly stupid tales

Thursday, March 16 and Friday, March 17 @ 10AM
at Kingsbury Hall, University of Utah

stinkycheesechoicePerformed by the talented young actors of U of U Youth Theatre and based on the wildly popular Caldecott-winning book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith, The Stinky Cheese Man turns the tradition of the fairy tale on its head. With fun music and witty narration about the Really Ugly Duckling (who grows up to be a Really Ugly Duck), Cinderumplestiltskin, and other fairy tale favorites – not to mention the Stinky Cheese Man himself – this play will entertain and delight you!

View the study guide (PDF file)

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60 minutes
Target Grades PreK – 6
Cost $2.50 per person

black grace

Thursday, March 23 @ 10AM
at Kingsbury Hall, University of Utah

blackgracechoiceLed by Neil Ieremia, Black Grace is New Zealand’s leading contemporary dance company, fusing Pacific and contemporary dance in an extraordinary and dynamic form. Neil draws from his Samoan and New Zealand roots to create innovative dance works that reach across social, cultural, and generational barriers. The performances are highly physical, rich in the story telling traditions of the South Pacific, and expressed with raw finesse, unique beauty and power.

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60 minutes
Target Grades 4 – 12
Cost $2.50 per person

Learn more about Black Grace at their website

Celebrating u on the circle

May 17 @ 10AM
at Kingsbury Hall, University of Utah

celebratingUmatineeCelebrating U on the Circle has become an annual tradition. Celebrating the end of the school year, but with an eye on the future, the day starts with a pep talk about staying in school and making good choices from our partners at Student Equity and Diversity. This is followed by a performance by local performance group Latin Dance Heritage and then students go to the lawn on Presidents Circle to eat lunches (weather permitting) brought from school. End the field trip with an age appropriate campus tour done as a scavenger hunt on campus led by the Office of Community Engagement at the U.

60 minute performance followed by lunch on President’s Circle with lunches you bring from school and an opportunity to participate in a scavenger hunt-style campus tour

Target Grades 3 – 6
Cost Free, with some bus funding available

Registration opens March 10 at 10AM

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