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SALT Dance Company (Courtesy SALT Contemporary Dance Company)

SALT Contemporary Dance Company Explodes into Its 10th Season

By Zach Anderson, Arts Writer November 10, 2022

  On Nov. 3, 2022, the SALT Contemporary Dance Company opened its doors for a 10-year anniversary gala. As someone who’s been in and out of the dance sphere for most of my life, I was eager to...

Eva Merrill in the musical Nine at the University of Utah on April 24, 2022. (Photo by Langley Hayman | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

How and Why You Should Use Your Arts Pass

By Luke Jackson July 13, 2022

  I hope I’m not the person to break this news to you for the first time, but either way, buckle up. Here it comes — being a university student is bonkers expensive. Here we are, thrown into...

Final Bow (Courtesy University of Utah School of Dance)

Curtains Close for Utah Ballet Graduates with ‘Final Bow’

By Nicoline West, Arts Writer May 8, 2022

  The University of Utah ballet senior class took their "Final Bow" on Wednesday, May 4, in their parting performance. The School of Dance presented the show at the Marriott Center’s Hayes Christensen...

Poster for Spring 9 featuring dancer Aubry Mason. (Design by Sydney Franz | Courtesy SALT Dance)

SALT Dance’s ‘Spring 9’ Evokes the Season with Three New and Distinctive Works

By Hannah Keating, Arts Editor March 29, 2022

  SALT Contemporary Dance closed their 2021-22 season in the Mid-Valley Performing Arts Center with the concert “Spring 9,” featuring new works from Artistic Director Joni McDonald and choreographers...

(Courtesy Todd Collins Photography)

Finding the Through-Line of Abstraction in the Department of Dance’s ‘Spring Dance’

By Evan K. Beesley, Arts Writer March 4, 2022

  The Department of Dance at the University of Utah premiered its semi-annual showcase "Spring Dance," directed by Brent Schnieder, on Feb. 17 . Schnieder presented, in his words, a “mixed repertory”...

Dorian Electra (Courtesy of their Instagram @DorianElectra)

Dorian Electra Forms the Best Bits of Internet Culture Into a Stunning Concert

By Lucas Welk, Arts Writer February 24, 2022

  Dorian Electra makes music for people that grew up spending way too much time on the internet. They are a mouthful to describe, but Electra is a terminally-online, androgynous pop star that lives...

Beckanne Sisk and Chase OConnell as Romeo and Juliet in Ballet Wests Production of Romeo and Juliet

Ballet West’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ a Painting Brought to Life

By Megan Fisher, Arts Writer February 15, 2022

  William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” is a play that is rather easy to be cynical about. Even before modern times, its story of teenage love at first sight, misunderstandings and suicide...

Members of the Arts Desk

Starting a New Year: The Arts Desk on Their Past Favorites and Pieces To Look Forward To

  Here on the Arts Desk of the Chronicle, we talk about art. A lot. While 2020 shut down many creative productions as COVID-19 and its subsequent stops, restrictions and shutdowns rose, 2021 brought...

Choreographer Stefanie Batten Bland (Courtesy Company SBB)

Meet the Choreographer: Stefanie Batten Bland’s ‘Look Who’s Coming To Dinner’

By Tervela Georgieva, Arts Writer January 8, 2022

  It might be hard to believe that a Zoom link ridden with potential technical difficulties can feel so special, but that’s exactly how it felt to join the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company in cyberspace....

Ballet West’s Nutcracker, in Salt Lake City on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021 (Photo by David Chenoweth | The Daily Utah Chronicle

Getting Into the Spirit of the Season With Ballet West’s ‘The Nutcracker’

By Megan Fisher, Arts Writer December 10, 2021

You may have seen a "The Nutcracker" before. It may be a yearly holiday tradition. At the very least, you can recognize "The Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy" when you hear it. Ballet West's latest production...