Rose Exposed: The Dreamers Project

On August 29, the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center will be alive with music, dance and theatre. At 9 am, the venue’s six resident companies will start the clock and begin creating all new original works based on the concept of “The Dreamers.” Each company has ten hours to complete their works. At 8 p.m., the companies will perform their creations in a one-night-only event ROSE EXPOSED: THE DREAMERS PROJECT, with 100% of the ticket sales (tickets are $15 each) benefiting Art Access.

This yearly event presented by the Performing Arts Coalition gives audiences access to the creative process by opening the doors of the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center and inviting audience members to observe the creation of these new works up close and personal anytime between 9am and 6pm in the Jeanne Wagner Theatre. Drop in for 15 minutes, an hour or the entire afternoon!

The companies – Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation, Plan-B Theatre, PYGmalion Theatre Company, Repertory Dance Theatre, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company and SB Dance – are committed to our home at the Rose Wagner, to our respective art forms, to our neighborhood. This is the second year in a row that the Performing Arts Coalition has donated the proceeds of this event to a community partner.

This year, the proceeds from the event will be donated directly to Art Access and The Dreamers Project. Art Access strives to demonstrate that the arts are a universal vehicle for drawing out our similarities, celebrating our differences, and ultimately connecting us to each other. Through our philosophy of inclusion, Art Access serves people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.

During 2016, Art Access is introducing The Dreamers Project, a multi-faceted exploration of immigrant stories through writing, movement and the visual arts. By using art to tell stories, we hope to start conversations that allow us to see beyond superficial differences and to recognize our common humanity. Art Access is partnering with The Sorenson Unity Center for this project.

Sheryl Gillilan, Executive Director of Art Access elaborates, “Immigrant stories have always made up the fabric of this country, and we are very excited that The Rose Exposed is exploring modern versions through dance, theatre and music.” She continues, “This performance will help us in our goal of building a stronger community by celebrating the stories of all of us.”


WHO: The six resident companies at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center join forces for the fourth annual Rose Exposed – a celebration and collaboration of music, dance, and theater with proceeds benefitting Art Access.

WHEN: Saturday, August 29, 2015

WHAT: Creation of brand new works of dance and theater with live music. One night only premiere at 8 pm of ROSE EXPOSED: THE DREAMERS PROJECT.

TICKETS: Free open rehearsals throughout the day. $15 tickets for evening performance with 100% of the proceeds benefitting Art Access.

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