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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...

Professor Profiles: Getting to Know Your Fine Arts Educators

By Parker Dunn, Managing Editor May 4, 2020

  The College of Fine Arts at the University of Utah is full of amazing professors. With a new school year approaching — and a fresh batch of new students coming in needing to fulfill fine arts...

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

Dance Majors’ New Virtual Reality

By Gabrielle Klinge, Arts Writer 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....

Dance student Elise Jumes (Courtesy Tori Duhaime)

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

By Parker Dunn, Managing 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...

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)

Artist of the Week: Jessica Baynes

By Hannah Keating, Arts Editor 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 2019 (courtesy of AXIS Dance Company)

AXIS Finds Freedom in Limitations

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...

(Courtesy Michael Wall)

Artist of the Week: 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...

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

September Arts Desk Favorites

  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...

Photo by Jessie Southworth (Courtesy SALT Contemporary Dance)

SALT Dance Finds Beauty in Tragedy

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...

Artist of the Week: Jessica Liu

Artist of the Week: Jessica Liu

By Hannah Keating , Arts Editor 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...