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COVID-19 - Arts

A still from the short film BJs Mobile Gift Shop, which will premiere at Sundance in Jan. 2021. (Courtesy Brandon Hoeg)

Sundance Film Festival Releases & Adjusts Its Pandemic Plan

By Cade Anderson, Arts Writer January 26, 2021

  As COVID-19 vaccines start to roll out, a new year begins and the Earth spins closer and closer to spring, we have cause for optimism. But the nights are still long — unemployment and homelessness...

Students in the College of Fine Arts for the School of Dance perform in their final dress rehearsal for the Modern Student Concert II in the Marriott Center for Dance on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 (Kiffer Creveling | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

The U and SLC Prepare for Another Season of Unorthodox Arts

By Parker Dunn, Online Managing Editor January 26, 2021

  The Spring 2021 semester here at the University of Utah is now underway. Coming out of a disastrous 2020, the U, as well as Salt Lake City and their respective art programs, are shaping up for...

The Night Witches (Courtesy Aaron Swenson)

U Theatre Thrives with Virtual Production of “The Night Witches”

By Kate Button, Arts Writer, Copy Editor November 21, 2020

  In spite of the changes to daily life that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought, the University of Utah’s theatre department has found a way to keep the arts and theatre alive through an entirely...

(Courtesy of the Salt Lake Acting Company)

Quarantine Comedy in SLAC Digital Shorts

By Kate Button, Arts Writer, Copy Editor November 19, 2020

  After temporarily closing in March in response to the ever-growing COVID-19 pandemic, the Salt Lake Acting Company has announced a new season of digital productions to offset the lack of theatre...

A snapshot from the Nintendo Switch game Breath of the Wild. (Courtesy Nintendo)

The Pandemic is Proof That Video Games Are Good For You

By Cade Anderson, Arts Writer November 14, 2020

  Prior to March 2020, I was the half-committed type of video game player — mostly dabbling with "Zelda" during semester breaks, or "Super Smash" when I got together with friends on the weekends....

Statue with a Mask (Courtesy Anna Gru I Unsplash)

The Inexorable Link Between the Arts and Surviving a Pandemic

By Kate Button, Arts Writer, Copy Editor November 11, 2020

  As we enter into the winter months and the United States continues to set new records for the number of new COVID-19 cases in a day, it is easy to feel disheartened or depressed at the state...

(Courtesy of Performing Dance Company)

The U’s Performing Dance Company Brings Stunning Performances to Virtual Audiences

By Cade Anderson, Arts Writer November 5, 2020

  This Halloween weekend, Performing Dance Company at the University of Utah's School of Dance successfully traded traditional in-person audiences for online streams. Four separate performances...

(Photo by Robert Holman | Courtesy Pygmalion Productions)

Pygmalion Productions Presents Catherine Filloux’s ‘White Savior’

By Parker Dunn, Online Managing Editor October 29, 2020

  As the arts and its relationship with COVID-19 continue to progress, more companies in the music, film and theatre industries are acclimating to the new normal. Salt Lake City-based theater company...

Utah Arts Festival, Music Venue. Photo Credit: UAF.

The Efficacy of Digital Performances

By Hannah Keating, Arts Editor October 9, 2020

  It’s clear that our so-called normal programming won’t be returning anytime soon in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. However, many artists who aren’t able to perform under the usual...

Kingsbury Hall in Salt Lake City on September 28th, 2020. (Photo by Jack Gambassi | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

How the U’s ‘Circuit Breaker’ Period Is Affecting Arts Students

By Parker Dunn, Online Managing Editor October 5, 2020

  The University of Utah has gone into “circuit breaker” mode as of Sunday, Sept. 27. In preparation for the only vice presidential debate this election season — which the U will host at...

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