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The U’s Performing Dance Company Brings Stunning Performances to Virtual Audiences

(Courtesy of Performing Dance Company)
November 5, 2020

  This Halloween weekend, Performing Dance Company at the University of Utah's School of Dance successfully traded traditional in-person audiences for online streams. Four separate performances...

Fall 2020 Arts at the U

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

University of Utah 2019-2020 Arts Recap

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...

Dance Majors’ New Virtual Reality

At the U, dance majors have had to adapt to online learning. (Courtesy Dissolve)
April 9, 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....

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

Dance student Elise Jumes (Courtesy Tori Duhaime)
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...

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)
Baynes Dances through the Pain and Shares Movement as a Source of Healing
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...

AXIS Finds Freedom in Limitations

AXIS 2019 (courtesy of AXIS Dance Company)
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...

Artist of the Week: Michael Wall

(Courtesy Michael Wall)
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...

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)
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...

SALT Dance Finds Beauty in Tragedy

Photo by Jessie Southworth (Courtesy SALT Contemporary Dance)
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...

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