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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...

The Illusion of Combat: Making the Magic Happen

The Illusion of Combat: Making the Magic Happen

By Abigail Raasch and Sofia Sant'Anna-Skites

March 8, 2019

  When thinking about theater, we often picture comedic sketches, catchy tunes and elaborate dance numbers. Rarely do we find ourselves thinking too much about the way characters are walking or how a fight goes down. Stage combat is a common and extremely important aspect of many productions, how...

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 ...

Arts Calendar: March 2019

Arts Calendar: March 2019

By Hannah Keating and Christopher Payne

March 4, 2019

  "Chicago Nights" Odyssey Dance Theater Feb. 27, March 1, 7, 9 The Odyssey Dance Theater will bring Chicago to life in the midst of the roaring twenties with “Chicago Nights.” Prepare yourself for the mobsters, violence and jazz of the 1920s presented through dance. This work is dir...

Spirituality in the U Dance Department

Spirituality in the U Dance Department

By Alison Myers

March 4, 2019

  “I am not a naturally gifted dancer,” Alyssa Bertelsen, a graduate from the University of Utah ballet program, said. “I don’t have the physique, and my teachers growing up were very sweet. They were like, ‘Alyssa, we love that you love ballet, but like, you’re never going to be...

‘Men on Boats:’ A Flowing Triumph of Adventure and Danger

‘Men on Boats:’ A Flowing Triumph of Adventure and Danger

By Madge Slack

March 3, 2019

  “Men on Boats” is a rather ambiguous title for a play and, to be honest, it suits a rather ambiguous play. This charming tale starts out adrift and slowly brings the audience in as viewers figure out what on earth is happening. In a credit to director Sarah Shippobotham’s casting choice...

‘Xx’ Modern Senior Concerts: The Neapolitan Ice Cream of Dance

‘Xx’ Modern Senior Concerts: The Neapolitan Ice Cream of Dance

By Sofia Sant'Anna-Skites

March 3, 2019

  What is modern dance? “Xx,” a two-part performance series, answered this question: it is whatever a choreographer desires and produces. Over the course of the academic year, the University of Utah modern dance undergraduate seniors have been taking concepts and dreams from their everyday ...

‘An American in Paris’ Soars at Hale Centre Theatre

‘An American in Paris’ Soars at Hale Centre Theatre

By Josh Petersen

February 28, 2019

  In most musicals, the emotionally charged moments coincide with equally bravura vocal performances. In “An American in Paris,” now playing at Hale Centre Theatre, the dramatic climax contains no words at all. Two dancers, blending seamlessly with a larger ensemble, perform a ballet to George...

A Starving Student Artist’s Ticket to Theater

A Starving Student Artist’s Ticket to Theater

By Abigail Raasch

February 28, 2019

  As students with low incomes and high expenses, it can be difficult to afford luxuries like movie or concert tickets. Even with discounts or rush tickets at theaters, going to multiple shows can add up quickly. Salt Lake City does manage to support college students who love the arts, though. Many...

“Wait!” Don’t Tell Me: Pygmalion Puts on a Charming Production

“Wait!” Don’t Tell Me: Pygmalion Puts on a Charming Production

By Alison Myers

February 24, 2019

  We’ve probably all had crazy summers — summers of unexpected meetings and self-discovery. I would guess that few to none have ever lived in the back of a UPS truck, shoveled bat guano out of an opera house or played the role of “Lisa” in Hamlet. If you have — contact me. Seriously,...

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