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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...

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...

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 ...

‘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...

‘La Fille Mal Gardée:’ Ballet’s Original Rom-Com

‘La Fille Mal Gardée:’ Ballet’s Original Rom-Com

By Abigail Raasch

February 10, 2019

  With the mixture of classical romantic-era ballet and a charming romantic comedy, "La Fille Mal Gardée" truly was a delightful evening at the ballet. The University of Utah ballet program brought in Bruce Marks and Samantha Dunster to present this brilliantly comedic ballet as the first f...

Get Ready for the Holidays with Ballet West’s “The Nutcracker”

Get Ready for the Holidays with Ballet West’s “The Nutcracker”

By Palak Jayswal

December 10, 2018

  Is it really Christmas without “The Nutcracker?” After all, it’s one of the biggest staples of the holiday season. From the music to the story, “The Nutcracker” is a classic that always puts people into the holiday mood. Here in Utah, we are lucky to be home to one of the biggest p...

“Pinkalicious” is Visually Captivating and Adorable

“Pinkalicious” is Visually Captivating and Adorable

By Hannah Keating

December 5, 2018

Familiar holiday jingles now ring through every store, the glow of the neighborhood’s lights reflect across the snow and the air carries the undeniably festive smell of pine trees. Garb and decor fall into one distinct color palette, seen in the red holly and green ivy or silver and gold bells. Christmas...

‘Save Your Own Skin’: An Exploration of Cultural Vulnerability and Military Technology

‘Save Your Own Skin’: An Exploration of Cultural Vulnerability and Military Technology

By Haley Oliphant

April 3, 2017

In 2011, Dutch bio-artist Jalila Essaïdi created an artificial skin that rivaled the U.S. military's invention of bulletproof vests made of synthetic spider silk. Part still exhibit, part live performance, Save Your Own Skin is a thought exhibition, movement and dialogue piece in response to this notion...

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