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Creating a Mirror: The Relationship Between Art and Politics

Creating a Mirror: The Relationship Between Art and Politics

By Abigail Raasch

August 20, 2018

The word “artist” includes dancers, actors, musicians, sculptors, painters and more. Should these people, when given the public platform to do so, be permitted to share their personal beliefs — political, social and religious? This is a difficult question, especially when looking at what Americans...

Singin’ at the Police Station

Singin’ at the Police Station

By Abigail Raasch

August 14, 2018

We often take our public servants for granted. We sometimes like to condemn their actions and scold their choices. However, it is important to remember that these individuals truly are here to protect us, and, believe it or not, they know how to have a good time. Over the last few months, police sta...

Binge Bytes: “Ear Biscuits”

Binge Bytes: “Ear Biscuits”

By Abigail Raasch

July 20, 2018

The creators of the well-known YouTube series, “Good Mythical Morning," Rhett and Link, return to give us what they call “the roundtable of dim lighting.” This is more commonly known as their podcast, “Ear Biscuits.” The two men sit at a dimly-lit roundtable and begin what might be describ...

Studying Within a Dance Laboratory

Studying Within a Dance Laboratory

By Abigail Raasch

July 16, 2018

“Two weeks of moving, collaborating, dance-making and the spirited exchange of ideas...” this is Salt Dance Festival (SDF). SDF gives pre-professional dancers the wonderful opportunity to study and collaborate with professional dancers from all over the world. Steve Koester, the festival’s director...

The Grown-up Ballet Intensive

The Grown-up Ballet Intensive

By Abigail Raasch

July 10, 2018

In the middle of hot Salt Lake City summers, students from all over the world come to train with the University of Utah School of Dance Ballet Program and various guest artists during a four-week period. In an interview, Maggie Tesch, the director of the summer intensive and associate professor at the...

Summer Sweet Tooth

Summer Sweet Tooth

By Abigail Raasch

June 24, 2018

Summer vacation is here, and you get to spend it in Salt Lake City. So, where do you go for a sweet treat to fulfill your need for freedom in the midst of the heat? Here are just a few of my favorite places to help you narrow down all the delicious options and eat the perfect summer treat. Normal...

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