Inspired by UMOCA’s exhibition, Panopticon, six dancers from the Salt Lake City-based touring company will perform a durational movement installation using the Main Gallery exhibition as a thematic backdrop. Panopticon explores surveillance—its many technologies, constructs, and underlying philosophies—and how a culture of the monitoring gaze subsequently normalizes social behavior.

Titled Invisible Gaze, the dancework will examine the act of watching and how it reacts to public and private contexts: Does the gaze of a group silently influence an individual’s focus? Do we choose to see differently if we are alone?

July 10 from 7 to 9 PM | Refreshments | Light Eats | Cash Bar

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The movement installation is choreographed by Daniel Charon, who has served as Ririe-Woodbury’s Artistic Director since 2013. Before relocating to Utah, Charon spent 18 years in New York, where he maintained a project-based company and danced with a variety of dance, theater, and opera companies including Doug Varone and Dancers (1999 – 2010), the Limón Dance Company (1996 – 1999), the Metropolitan Opera, and the Aquila Theater Company. Charon has presented multiple full evening concerts in New York City and has been commissioned to choreograph new work for many companies, universities, and festivals around the country.


Join us for Ririe-Woodbury’s Invisible Gaze on July 10 from 7 to 9 PM.