Rose Exposed 2019: #TRENDING

The Performing Arts Coalition (PAC) invites you to put down your device and see what’s trending on stage!

Join them for the 2019 edition of Rose Exposed, an annual celebration of the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center presented by three dance companies, two theatre companies and a music company, all in residence at the Rose. These six companies represent the highest level of artistic experience and are each influencers in their own right, in both their respective fields and the community. Once a year, these six companies co-produce a lively, one-night-only showing of all-new short works: some created that day, some rehearsed a few days in advance, all being shared with their first (and maybe only) audience—you! Rose Exposed: #TRENDING promises an evening that provokes laughter, thought, and awe. 

Here is what to look forward to

GINA BACHAUER presents Hungarian-American pianist Peter Klimo, a semifinalist in the 2018 Bachauer International Artists Piano Competition, Third Prize Winner at the 2019 Bösendorfer International Piano Competition and passionate chamber musician. As the collaborator for each #TRENDING performance, he offers music of Hungarian composers Bela Bartók, Franz Liszt and Ernő Dohnányi as well German master Ludwig van Beethoven.

PLAN B THEATRE’s contribution is Bombastic Blue, a new 10-minute play by Olivia Custodio built around Liszt’s Transcendental Etude No. 12 “Chasse-neige”. What happens when you shrug off the news to follow click-bait about fashion and pop culture? The end still comes; you’re just less prepared. BOMBASTIC BLUE is a dark comic cocktail: one part bomb-shelter, one part extramarital affair, one part ill-timed selfie, garnished with a look inward that comes one apocalypse too late.

PYGMALION THEATRE COMPANY’s contribution will predictably dabble in everything trending about #WomensVoices from #MeToo to #SoccerGirl to #TWERKING. Music to be announced.

REPERTORY DANCE THEATRE’s dancers and artistic staff, led by Nicholas Cendese, will create work that very day, something truly of the moment, set to Beethoven’s Sonata in A major Op. 2 No. 2.

RIRIE-WOODBURY DANCE COMPANY will also create work that very day, three duets set to Bartók’s Three Burlesques, choreographed by Artistic Director Daniel Charon in collaboration with the Company’s six dancers.

SB DANCE bends its signature style of dance and theatre around Lizst’s Benediction de Dieu dans la solitude in a meditation about trends that never really disappear.

The artists are ready to take the audience to a fresh, unexpected and one-night-only experience. Don’t miss this show! See you there on Saturday, August 24 at 8 PM.