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A blizzard and musical inspirations from two great composers and the unique therapeutic sounds of the handpan inspire this year's newest Utah Arts Festival commissions for music and dance. The chamber music commission is sponsored by The Mandel Foundation. Robert...
In addition to the premieres of two new dance works by Ballet West's Christopher Ruud, four local pillars of Utah's expansive dance community will present a variety of works encompassing the breadth and depth of dance movement vocabularies at...
For the last several years, the Utah Short Film of the Year competition at the Utah Arts Festival has cemented its place as a signature event, with the City Library auditorium packed. The quality of filmmaking in the state...
For the 13th annual Fear No Film portion of the Utah Arts Festival, curator Topher Horman has crafted seven sequences of presentations in the most intriguing interpretations of the various sources and origins of impulses that drive the making...
Carl Jung had much to say about the autonomous nature of the creative impulse in humans. He acknowledged readily the social significance of the creative process. In 1922, he wrote about the psychological phenomenon of creativity: “Whoever speaks in...
The three best words to describe the 39th annual Utah Arts Festival: big, blazing and passionate. And when the gates open on June 25th to Utah’s largest arts and cultural gathering in its central downtown location, festival visitors will see...
Y not you, why can't I—you in this city at closing hour, this strange going improvised ravine, summer rain among the living.  Y not towards your story, green indecipherable shadows, faces I want would, longing, to cathedral—  Y not two voices that diminuendo,...
Last February at The Leonardo for its second “lovingly competitive storytelling night,” as Giuliana Serena describes it, The Bee: True Stories from The Hive asked participants to tell stories on the theme of attachment. As customary, Serena and her...
The Italian novelist Elena Ferrante thinks of literary tradition "as a single, large depository, where anyone who wants to write goes to choose what is useful" to her, and that every ambitious writer has the duty to immerse...
For DIY weekend warriors in the area, Make Salt Lake is fast becoming the go-to clearinghouse for adventurous makers who believe they can learn quickly how to make anything and everything. One maker, for example, who built a...