UMFA’s Power Couples exhibition magnificently stretches imagination in exploring pendant format in art

Power couples always have captured the human imagination. From Adam and Eve to Cleopatra and Antony to the Macbeths and House of Cards’ Frank and Claire Underwood, the idea of power couples has symbolized more than just the model of relationships. The Urban Dictionary explains that “In a power couple, if one person is flawed, … Read more

SLAC’s Saturday’s Voyeur stays robust, spicy, naughty enough in 41st year

If there ever was a congregational vote to sustain the creative leadership that has made Saturday’s Voyeur, the annual summer theatrical tradition of the Salt Lake Acting Company (SLAC), a resilient success year to year, it would be merited for the team of Allen Nevins and Nancy Borgenicht. The 41st edition, which runs through Sept. … Read more

Sanctuary, an immersive art installation, deepens the visitor’s experience with Damn These Heels LGBTQ+ Film Festival

Cinema always has been viewed as one of the most potential media to transport audiences to new landscapes, characters, identities and truths. With the addition of virtual reality, the individual audience member is immersed in a different person’s world that compels an intensified sense of empathetic connection. The Camden International Film Festival, for example, has … Read more

Interview with director: Gracefully, Iranian documentary, set for world premiere at Utah Film Center’s 16th annual Damn These Heels LGBTQ+ Film Festival

The 16th Utah Film Center’s Damn These Heels LGBTQ Film Festival will feature a world premiere of Gracefully, a documentary by Iranian filmmaker Arash Eshaghi, which has been banned in Iran. The Utah Review was privileged to screen this documentary, as mentioned last week in the preview of the film festival, which is set in rural Iran and … Read more

With new programming elements, Utah Film’s Center 16th annual Damn These Heels LGBTQ+ Festival will be largest in history

A Zen poem from Chinese literature by Sengcan: The Great Way is not difficult for those who have no preferences. When love and hate are both absent everything becomes clear and undisguised. Make the smallest distinction, however, and heaven and earth are set     infinitely apart. If you wish to see the truth, then hold … Read more

Detailed look at the slate for Utah Film Center’s 16th annual Damn These Heels LGBTQ+ Film Festival

The 16th Utah Film Center’s Damn These Heels LGBTQ Film Festival offers 23 films and two programs of short films. Utah filmgoers have a rare opportunity to see some of the best examples of LGBTQ cinema today, as 20 films are receiving their Utah premieres and two others having their first Utah screenings since their premieres at last … Read more

Dance West Summer Fest closes on captivating displays of dance’s topography, future

There were plenty of captivating moments in two programs to cap the inaugural Dance West Summer Fest – hosted by Repertory Dance Theatre, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company and The University of Utah’s Salt Dance Fest. There was a satisfying range of works in Topography, presented by dance artists and choreographers who led the three-week schedule of workshops. From classics to complete works … Read more

Utah Arts Festival 2019: El Desierto, The End, Neighborhood take top Fear No Film festival honors

Thirteen awards were announced today in the 17th annual Fear No Film portion of the Utah Arts Festival, including a Grand Jury Prize, two Utah Short Film of The Year honors, Fear No Filmmaker Award, three honorable mentions and six audience awards. The Grand Jury Prize for Best of Show went to El Desierto (Carly … Read more

Utah Arts Festival 2019: Winners announced for Artists Marketplace, Wasatch IronPen, Wordfest individual, team poetry slam competitions

The 43rd Utah Arts Festival has announced various awards for visual arts and the Wordfest literary arts programs. Nine awards were presented for the Artists Marketplace. All of the visual artist award winners are eligible for invitation to the Utah Arts Festival in 2020. Best of Show and People’s Choice Award winners also will have their booth … Read more

Bachauer International Piano Festival brings three internationally acclaimed soloists, Utah soprano, Fry Street Quartet, nine young pianists

The outstanding lineup for the upcoming Gina Bachauer International Piano Festival in Salt Lake City comprises three internationally known pianists, a Utah soprano and the Fry Street Quartet, the string ensemble in residence at Utah State University, along with nine young pianists, some of whom might compete in next year’s junior and young artists competitions … Read more