The six resident performing arts companies at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center (The Rose) will once again join forces for a second annual weekend celebration of the best dance, theatre, and music in SLC.
Last year, over 1,000 Utahns visited Rose Wagner for the first-ever celebration.
“Last year’s festival was such an astounding success that we’ve decided to make it an annual celebration every Labor Day Weekend,” says Stephen Brown, director of SB Dance and president of the Performing Arts Coalition, the organization that organizes The Rose Exposed, in a press release. “This event is bound to be amazing when you have Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation, Plan-B Theatre Company, Pygmalion Theatre Company, Repertory Dance Theatre, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, and SB Dance working together!”
The Rose Exposed consists of a $15 Variety Show on Friday, August 30 at 7 p.m. and a day-long series of workshops, classes, readings, performances, and open rehearsals on Saturday, August 31.
All events on Saturday August 31st are free.
$15 Variety Show and free tickets to the Saturday events are available online at www.roseXposed.org.
New this year is an long-titled outdoor festival called "The Rose Exposed Block Party presented by EVE - Salt Lake's Three-Day New Year's Celebration." Part of the Variety Show inside, this event brings the party outdoors from 6-10 p.m. on Friday, August 30, with $5 libations, food trucks, live bands (bands from 6-7pm and 8:30-10 p.m.), and more in the parking lot adjacent to Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. There will also be a drawing for a free 6 pack (a ticket to one upcoming performance from each of the 6 companies) and a gift certificate to area restaurants.
At the Aug. 30 Variety Show, audiences will sample all six companies in one evening, hosted by Bill Allred of X96’s Radio from Hell show.
Saturday’s free events include a Sporty Yoga session, parent-child and other dance workshops, theatre makeup workshops, forums, performances (including a return of last year’s popular event "Peter and the Wolf"), readings, and more.