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Chang Liu’s Journey Through the Dance World

Chang Liu’s Journey Through the Dance World

By Sofia Sant'Anna-Skites

March 31, 2019

  Chang Liu is a third-year modern dance MFA candidate in the School of Dance at the University of Utah. His most recent accomplishment is the creation of a piece called “Ma (間)." Liu presented "Ma (間)" at the gala concert of the American College Dance Association Northwest Regional Conferenc...

Bringing West African Dance to a Western Culture

Bringing West African Dance to a Western Culture

By Abigail Raasch

March 21, 2019

  West African dance is becoming more common among dance studios, collegiate dance programs and social parties. Teaching methods vary, however. For example, you may be in Las Vegas and come across a group of people playing djembes and dancing in the center of an outdoor mall, or it may be sha...

Dancers Will Take Over the U at the Upcoming ACDA Conference

Dancers Will Take Over the U at the Upcoming ACDA Conference

By Abigail Raasch

March 6, 2019

  Spring break is upon us. What does this mean? As most students will depart from the University of Utah, leaving it barren and lifeless, 530 collegiate dancers and their adjoining faculty will be taking over campus. The American College Dance Association (ACDA), founded in 1973, will be hosting their Northwest ...

‘La Fille Mal Gardée:’ Ballet’s Original Rom-Com

‘La Fille Mal Gardée:’ Ballet’s Original Rom-Com

By Abigail Raasch

February 10, 2019

  With the mixture of classical romantic-era ballet and a charming romantic comedy, "La Fille Mal Gardée" truly was a delightful evening at the ballet. The University of Utah ballet program brought in Bruce Marks and Samantha Dunster to present this brilliantly comedic ballet as the first f...

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...

Applying Your Arts Degree

Applying Your Arts Degree

By Jaycen Eggleston and Marshall Falkner

February 19, 2018

That moment of joy when you graduate seems shortlived when you’re all of a sudden stuck with an expensive piece of paper and an arts degree that seemingly has no viable job opportunities. An arts degree, however, whether English, art, film or theater, can be used for a variety of careers that may not...

Beer, ballet, bites and the best part… everyone benefits!

Beer, ballet, bites and the best part… everyone benefits!

By Holly Vasic

September 11, 2017

Beer and Ballet returns to Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center this September to benefit Ballet West’s educational and artistic programs. The evening will begin with guests relaxing at this less formal affair in the center’s lobby. After light appetizers and craft brews, attendees will witness...

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