Every fall, Sundance Institute's PR people fan out to meet with Wasatch Front media to renew the film fest's vows of love for the state and ask how they can get locals more involved in the screenings.
This year they'll likely […]
Mayor Jackie Biskupski is set to commemorate the first harvest of the local Liberty Wells Community Garden on Tuesday, August 30. The site hosts 44 plots for gardeners, including four refugee families from Sudan and Bhutan. The program, “New Roots,” […]
The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art is hosting a new exhibition, Object[ed]: Shaping Sculpture in Contemporary Art, with an opening reception being held August 26 at 7:00 p.m. The exhibition will run in UMOCA's main gallery from August 26 to December […]
It’s time to bend your way into shape
By Aly Peterson | Photography by Tess Comrie
I love yoga because it can be an amazing workout and, as odd as this may seem, I always feel a sense of peace when I’m […]
Shannon Hale has been kicking literary ass for 13 years.
Having written Newbery Honor Book Princess Academy (and its two sequels) and books for adult audiences, The Actor and the Housewife, Austenland (which inspired 2013 Sundance Film Fest film) and Midnight […]
Come celebrate dance with great music, food, and entertainment at the Viridian!
Desert Journey School of Dance and Salt City Studio will host the third annual Utah Summer
Dance Festival at the Viridian Event Center (8030 S. 1825 W. West Jordan) on Saturday,
August 20th, from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM. This event is FREEand open to the public. Doors will
open at noon. Show, food trucks, and vendors open at 11:30 AM.
Summer Dance Festival will feature
some of Utah’s top professional belly dancers including Shahravar, Shah Sitara, Dragomi,
Amina, as well as featured artists Aziz, who brought belly dance to Utah over thirty years ago, and dance and movement therapist Melissa Walker. Both Aziz and Walker will teach workshops the weekend of the Festival (see website for more info).
As the name of this year’s festival implies, we are working to make our show as international as possible, for this year and moving forward. All varieties of dance are welcome to perform in the show (see below for application information). Thus far, we have nearly two dozen nations represented, and featured artists will include Samba Fogo, Divya School of Dance, KUD Rastko, Grupo Folklorico Raices. Keep an eye on our website for a full listing of artists.
Live music will include Kairo By Night and Tabla Arabia. In addition to the many performances, this event will also feature mini classes and demos for kids and adults, an assortment of vendors including food trucks, dance and yoga wear, jewelry, and work by local artists.