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Defying Expectations: How Six Student Artists Are Continuing to Create

Students from the Utah Ballet Department perform in a dress rehearsel in the Marriot Center for Dance on campus on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015.

By Hannah Keating, Arts Writer

August 13, 2020

  The art world has experienced massive shifts over the past few months. From the rolling news of cancellation and closures in March and April to attempts to redefine and reopen artistic spaces this summer, there is a general consensus that, even in a changed world, art is a necessity. The Univers...

The importance of art

“Art lives around us, it’s everywhere all at once — in the literature we read, cinema we watch, architecture we admire and more.” (Photo by Igor Miske | Courtesy Unplash)

By Oakley Burt, Arts Editor

April 24, 2020

  Imagine a world without the arts — a world without any music, film, dance, literature or any of the countless other mediums art exists through. That world is difficult to imagine, as a world without art or culture would be a devastatingly desolate, meaningless and dull one — devoid of the ...

Dance Majors’ New Virtual Reality

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

By Gabrielle Klinge, Arts Writer

April 10, 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. Yet, there is seemingly no one there to feel it. Instead, everyone is back in the “comfort” of...

‘The Slow Rush’ Reveals Kevin Parker’s Struggle to Live in the Moment

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

By Kate Button, Arts Writer, Copy Editor

February 25, 2020

  On Feb. 14, as a gift to music lovers worldwide, Tame Impala released their fourth studio album. Following a five-year hiatus from their previous album, “Currents” — which launched the band into 2010s rock fame with “The Less I Know the Better” — Tame Impala’s latest work sho...

Artist of the Week: Jessica Baynes

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)

By Hannah Keating, Arts Writer

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 to her at the time, her experience with the relationship between recovery and movement would lau...

AXIS Finds Freedom in Limitations

AXIS 2019 (courtesy of AXIS Dance Company)

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 dancing souls. This was the beginning of an evening’s performance by AXIS Dance Company at Kingsb...

Exploration of Space, Time and Death: A Review of New Foals Album

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By Kate Button, Arts Writer, Copy Editor

November 12, 2019

  In their sixth studio album, “Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost: Part 2,” Foals, a rock group based out of Oxford, explores themes of mortality, humanity and the realities of life. On March 8, 2019, Foals released “Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost: Part 1,” and the over six-month-lo...

Artist of the Week: Michael Wall

(Courtesy 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 than something used to fill the silence on the drive to work, or maybe a playlist we use when we’re ...

SALT Dance Finds Beauty in Tragedy

Photo by Jessie Southworth (Courtesy SALT Contemporary Dance)

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 function normally in everyday life? How do we go on living, even once life as we know it has com...

Artist of the Week: Jessica Liu

Artist of the Week: Jessica Liu

By Hannah Keating, Arts Writer

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 fair moment in the limelight.” She just knew when she started dance lessons at the age of five in h...

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