Bring your students to a live performance at Brigham Young University!
Expose your students to the power of the performing arts. Few experiences compare with sitting in a darkened theatre to watch a play, classical fairy tale ballet, or some other dynamic presentation. These performances last approximately one hour and showcase a variety of dance forms, theatre productions, and guest artists. Tickets to all school matinees cost $4 each. Please note the age requirements for each of the school matinees. These performances are only available to groups; single tickets are not available for school matinees. Reservations can be made by calling (801) 422-5632 (except for Young DanceMakers please call 801-422-6757).
*School Matinee performances last approximately an hour
Winter Performances on sale beginning January 13th
“We shall Overcome” A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Featuring Damien Sneed
Inspired by the words and actions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., We Shall Overcome showcases music that moved and motivated generations of civil rights activists and defenders, interwoven with recordings of Dr. King’s electrifying speeches. A living lineage of music and culture, this performance celebrates both traditional and modern gospel, classical, jazz, Broadway, and spiritual genres. Prodigy, producer, and Sphinx Medal recipient Damien Sneed possesses a unique understanding of each genre which allows him to fluidly cover so much musical ground in a single performance.
Circus and science collide in a gorgeous homage to the power of air. 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. Created by husband and wife team Seth Bloom and Christina Gelsone, Air Play merges their circus and street theater performance art with the sculptural artistry of Daniel Wurtzel. With visual images seemingly drawn from the sky, this poetic ode to childhood will enchant and electrify the young and young at heart. School Performance tickets for March 18th, 10 a.m. performance can be purchased by contacting Jonell Stoddard at Jonell_stoddard@byu.edu.
**Air Play contains strobe lights and latex balloons**
Contemporary American dance company David Parsons Dance is internationally-renowned for its energized, athletic ensemble work. Heralded as “one of the great movers of modern dance” (The New York Times), David Parsons has received accolades and collaborated with iconic artists across all disciplines throughout his career. The company is proud of its autism-friendly initiatives, and will feature a relaxed, sensory-friendly performance for audiences of all abilities. Parsons dancers combine athletic prowess and choreographic gifts to engage audiences with the joy of it all.