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‘Dialogues Des Carmelites’ Tells the Story of Strong Women in the Face of Fear

‘Dialogues Des Carmelites’ Tells the Story of Strong Women in the Face of Fear

By Hannah Keating

April 21, 2019

  The University of Utah Lyric Opera Ensemble and Utah Philharmonia presented Francis Poulenc's opera in three acts "Dialogues des Carmelites" at Kingsbury Hall from April 19 to 20. "Dialogues des Carmelites" follows heroine Blanche de la Force, a young woman who joins a convent during the Reig...

‘Silent Dancer’ Portrays Complete Collaboration

‘Silent Dancer’ Portrays Complete Collaboration

By Abigail Raasch

April 14, 2019

  Through an interwoven evening of dancing, movement and pure theatre, Salt Lake Acting Company waltzed through the world premiere of “Silent Dancer,” a new work by Kathleen Cahill. It is the story of 18-year-old Rosie Quinn, played by University of Utah Musical Theatre Program graduate Mikki ...

World-Renowned Trombonist Wycliffe Gordon to Take Center Stage at the U

World-Renowned Trombonist Wycliffe Gordon to Take Center Stage at the U

By Sofia Sant'Anna-Skites

April 11, 2019

  On April 11, the Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Repertory Ensemble will perform at Fine Arts West with special guest Wycliffe Gordon, who will be playing the trombone and singing. Gordon is an esteemed musician, conductor, composer and arranger. He has received numerous awards, including the 2017 Inte...

You’re Not Too Unsophisticated for Ballet West’s Production of “Onegin”

You’re Not Too Unsophisticated for Ballet West’s Production of “Onegin”

By Alison Myers

April 8, 2019

  For those of you who have challenged your friend to a duel, married a prince or at the very least experienced unrequited love, “Onegin” is the show for you. Ballet West presents this celebrated ballet at the Eccles Theater in downtown Salt Lake. The theater, designed to encapsulate the...

‘The Rivals’ to Bring Mischief and Fun to the U

‘The Rivals’ to Bring Mischief and Fun to the U

By Palak Jayswal

April 3, 2019

  The University of Utah’s Department of Theatre is set to debut their production of “The Rivals” this Friday, April 5. The play, written by Richard Brinsley Sheridan in 1775, is a commentary on the romantic challenges between the aristocratic class and the bourgeois. While the summary of...

The Modern Dance Student Concert is Visually Captivating and Powerful

The Modern Dance Student Concert is Visually Captivating and Powerful

By Hannah Keating

April 2, 2019

  There is something incredibly important about student-led work. It’s a culmination of all the training in an arts degree — proving an ability to not only do the work that someone hands to you, but to develop and shape your own creations. With the help of fine arts funding grants and th...

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...

Pioneer Theatre’s ‘Sweat’ Creates Tension that Will Indeed Leave You Sweating

Pioneer Theatre’s ‘Sweat’ Creates Tension that Will Indeed Leave You Sweating

By Alison Myers

March 31, 2019

  Netflix bingers and bookworms normally say that art acts as a needed escape from reality. As art begins to more accurately imitate life, though, the digestion process can eat at us. Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Sweat” is one such piece. If the play — hardly ignoring any...

University Choirs Perform with Seven High School Choirs

University Choirs Perform with Seven High School Choirs

By Alison Myers

March 27, 2019

  The University of Utah’s Choral Area of the School of Music presented a concert on Friday, March 22 at the Salt Lake Tabernacle. The school collaborated with various high schools across the state for a night of beautiful acoustics. Each school prepared a song individually and then came together...

Tiny Desk Contest Gives Student Artists a Platform

Tiny Desk Contest Gives Student Artists a Platform

By Palak Jayswal

March 26, 2019

  Since 2008, National Public Radio (NPR) has hosted the beloved concert series “Tiny Desk Contest,” which showcases undiscovered artists from all genres. The contest branches from the Tiny Desk Concert, where famous musicians perform a short, intimate set in the NPR offices. The conceit...

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