Student Matinees

 

Thank you for visiting our UtahPresents Student Matinee page!

We welcome all K12 students from public, charter, private, parochial, home, and online schools!

All shows $2.50 except as noted.  Fee reduction requests are available at registration.

 Registration begins

  • Celebrating U on the Circle begins Friday, July 19 at noon
  • All other shows begin Friday, September 6 at noon

For more information on each student matinee:

To register for shows

  • Click on the tab for the show you want to attend
  • After NOON on registration day, there will be a REGISTER NOW button (if you do not see this and it’s after noon on the day registration opens, you may need to refresh.)
  • Fill out completely – there is a section to request fee reductions if needed
  • Click SUBMIT
  • You will get a window that says
    • Thank you for applying for UtahPresents events!
      Your form has been successfully submitted. 
    • If you don’t get this message and still see your form, you will need to fill in missing fields and resubmit

After you have successfully submitted you will

  • Receive a confirmation email within 2 business days from Robin.  If you do not receive this email, please contact her at robin.wilks-dunn@utah.edu
  • You will be sent an invoice with instructions to pay and a due date.  At this time, we are unable to take credit or debit cards.

Study guides are made available for each student matinee

For more information, or to be added to our student matinee email list, please contact Robin at robin.wilks-dunn@utah.edu

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

Free (with some busing subsidy available)

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

Target Grades 3rd to 6th

Click Here to Register

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

Target Grades – 5th  through 12th

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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Tuesday, January 21, 11am-noon
Black Violin

Target grades – 3rd  through 12th

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

Target grades – 5th through 12th

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

Target grades – K through 12th

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

Target grades – K through12th

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

Target grades – 1st through 6th

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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