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Artist of the Week: Michael Wall

Artist of the Week: Michael Wall

By Arielle Gulley

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

September Arts Desk Favorites

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

SALT Dance Finds Beauty in Tragedy

By Kate Button

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

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...

Alexandra Barbier Sets Out to Queer the Art of Performance

Alexandra Barbier Sets Out to Queer the Art of Performance

By Abigail Raasch

October 3, 2019

  The University of Utah's modern dance program has limited slots for graduate students who are looking to work hard to hopefully become professionals, gain more experience and be challenged in their art. Alexandra Barbier is currently in her third and final year in the modern graduate program and in the...

Save Time and Money While Visiting More Arts Events through the Utah Cultural Alliance

Save Time and Money While Visiting More Arts Events through the Utah Cultural Alliance

By Abigail Bowé

September 10, 2019

  Most of the college students I know love the arts across a broad range of outlets and interests, ranging from professional interests to hobbies. Among them are vinyl collectors, photographers, Broadway fans, choir devotees, dancers, poets, writers, hardcore concert-goers, film geeks and costume...

Excellence in the Community Brings Social Dancing Back to Utah

Excellence in the Community Brings Social Dancing Back to Utah

By Abigail Raasch

August 1, 2019

  Throughout history, social dancing has been an integral part of many communities. During times of struggle and hardship, people would join together with good music and dance it out. We now live in a generation where dancing isn’t as much of a cultural norm. Our world has had the wonderful...

Queer Spectra Arts Festival Opens Door to Vital Conversation

Queer Spectra Arts Festival Opens Door to Vital Conversation

By Alison Myers

June 11, 2019

  A panel of artists lines up, standing and sitting, against a white backdrop. The unusual suspects. “You can’t be what you can’t see,” Rhonda Kinard, a member of the Americana folk band Dillbilly, said in answer to one question from her audience. “My intersectional identities matter...

Summer Arts Events Calendar

Summer Arts Events Calendar

By Sofia Sant'Anna-Skites

May 11, 2019

  Now that summer is here, we have much more free time to enjoy events all around Utah. Music, art, theater and more — summer is the perfect time to celebrate art. This calendar highlights some of the many arts events happening around the valley. Grease May 10-25 | Pioneer Theatre Comp...

Classical Indian Dance in Salt Lake City

Classical Indian Dance in Salt Lake City

By Madge Slack

April 25, 2019

  The tradition of Indian dance goes back as far as the people's rich cultural history. It is deeply interwoven with Hinduism and is beautiful for its precision and comprehensive storytelling. Every minute detail from the angle of the eyes in relation to the tension in the fingers has a meaning. T...

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