The Daily Utah Chronicle

Fall 2020 Arts at the U

Gwen Christopherson's UID, which functions as an ArtsPass, at the U. Chronicle archives.

By Paige Lee, Arts Writer

August 17, 2020

  With everything feeling so uncertain lately, it can be difficult to look ahead to fun campus events in the fall. However, the University of Utah is set to be buzzing with many art events this coming fall — all you have to do is pay close attention to campus calendar and department announcements. One...

University of Utah 2019-2020 Arts Recap

By Gabrielle Klinge, Arts Writer

August 10, 2020

  The fine arts at the University of Utah were put on display in a variety of mediums during the 2019-20 school year. Theater productions, ballet concerts and orchestra performances, amongst other artistic showcases exhibited the talents of many aspiring and established artists at the U, along with pr...

Dance Majors’ New Virtual Reality

At the U, dance majors have had to adapt to online learning. (Courtesy Dissolve)

By Gabrielle Klinge, Arts Writer

April 10, 2020

  As the magnolia trees blossom and the birds chirp their friendly greetings, the world seems to be coming back to life. A cool breeze containing the hopeful tint of summer passes through campus. Yet, there is seemingly no one there to feel it. Instead, everyone is back in the “comfort” of...

Exploration and Movement: How Jumes Keeps Asking ‘Why?’

Dance student Elise Jumes (Courtesy Tori Duhaime)

By Parker Dunn, Assistant Arts Editor

February 19, 2020

  For Elise Jumes, a screendance student and graduate teaching assistant here at the University of Utah, dance is more than mere movement. “I feel like a lot of the problems in today’s world are because people are disconnected from themselves and I feel like what dance can provide is pract...

Artist of the Week: Jessica Baynes

After Jessica Baynes suffered from a traumatic brain injury, she used her recovery to enhance, not hinder, her work. (Photo by Scotty Hardwire | Courtesy Jessica Baynes)

By Hannah Keating, Arts Writer

February 13, 2020

  When Jessica Baynes was a freshman in the University of Utah Modern Dance Program, she suffered a traumatic brain injury when she fell out of a leap and landed on the back of her skull. Unbeknownst to her at the time, her experience with the relationship between recovery and movement would lau...

AXIS Finds Freedom in Limitations

AXIS 2019 (courtesy of AXIS Dance Company)

By Abigail Raasch, Arts Writer

November 13, 2019

  Stage lights dimly glow on three dancers. The music begins and the art commences — bodies twirl, lift, slide and defy the laws of physics — all with four moving legs, five arms and three dancing souls. This was the beginning of an evening’s performance by AXIS Dance Company at Kingsb...

Artist of the Week: Michael Wall

(Courtesy Michael Wall)

By Arielle Gulley, Arts Writer

November 5, 2019

  Upon speaking to Michael Wall, you are instantly made aware of two things: he loves his family and he knows more about music than most will learn in a lifetime. For some, music is nothing more than something used to fill the silence on the drive to work, or maybe a playlist we use when we’re ...

September Arts Desk Favorites

University of Utah students can now find improved access to dance, music, theatre and other arts events across the state. (Courtesy Utah Arts Alliance)

By Palak Jayswal, Christopher Payne, Alison Myers, Abigail Bowe, Abigail Raasch, Kate Button, Ray Gill, Weston Wood, Arielle Gulley, Hannah Keating, Oakley Burt

October 29, 2019

  Palak Jayswal September quickly turned into a month of nostalgia for me. It’s always interesting to be able to turn back to old art — whether it’s music, tv or a good book — and relive the feelings you experienced when you first consumed it. For me, September consisted of reminis...

SALT Dance Finds Beauty in Tragedy

Photo by Jessie Southworth (Courtesy SALT Contemporary Dance)

By Kate Button, Arts Writer, Copy Editor

October 24, 2019

When life presents us with tragedies, how do we find the beauty in the pain? When we are forced to confront physical or cognitive deterioration, how do we cope and find support? What happens when you can’t function normally in everyday life? How do we go on living, even once life as we know it has com...

Artist of the Week: Jessica Liu

Artist of the Week: Jessica Liu

By Hannah Keating, Arts Writer

October 15, 2019

  Jessica Liu didn’t always know she was going to be a dancer. Naturally, it fell in the procession of fantastic dream jobs she had as a child — ballerina simply had, as she described, “its fair moment in the limelight.” She just knew when she started dance lessons at the age of five in h...