• #ArtsPassSpring15

    Use your Ucard as your Arts Pass at U of U performances between March 1 and April 30 and you could win BIG!

  • Songs My Mother Taught Me

    Dean Raymond Tymas-Jones explores the rich history of Negro spirituals in upcoming concert, March 22 @ 7P in Libby Gardner Hall

  • The School for Lies

    See the Department of Theatre's prouction set in 1666 about a beautiful young widow in Paris who so known for her satiric tongue that she's being sued for it, Feb. 17-Mar. 8 (Spencer Sandstrom) 

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  • Spring 15 PDC

    See the Department of Modern Dance's Spring 15 Performing Dance Company, March 6-14 (Photo: Chelsea Rowe)

  • Salt 11: Duane Linklater

    Contemporary artist Duane Linklater's new exhibition at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts honors unknown indigenous artists.

The Finer Points Blog

Movement and meaning: Performing Dance Company spring concert opens March 6
02-26-2015
It all starts in a studio. The right composition of student dancers come together with the right choreographers, and then, with the right amount of time, dedication, talent and technique, the Performing Dance Company (PDC) concert is crafted into a collection of new dance works. Showcasing the artistry of the Department of Modern Dance, the spring 2015 PDC concert premieres March 6 at the Marriott...
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Dean Raymond Tymas-Jones explores the rich history of Negro spirituals in upcoming concert
02-25-2015
Date: March 22, 2015Time: 7PLocation: Libby Gardner Hall (David Gardner Hall)Free (no tickets or reservations required)When Dean Raymond Tymas-Jones accepted the Utah Cultural Alliance’s 2014 Achievement Award this last December for his contribution to the arts in our state, he spoke to a packed and attentive audience in the UMFA Grand Hall about how art, specifically music, connected him to his family, his community, and...
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Youth Theatre - Musical Theatre Competition Winners
02-24-2015
19 Youth Theatre Conservatory students from eight area high schools competed at the Musical Theatre Competition of America in Southern California this past weekend for the first time and returned with a 2nd place trophy in the Musical Theatre Revue Division with original music composed by their director, Penelope Caywood, as well as a 4th place trophy in High School Seniors Solo Division. For every event...
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Lyric Opera Ensemble presents La Cenerentola--the first in a series of Cinderella events
02-13-2015
In anticipation of this semester’s succession of Cinderella productions, The Finer Points will host a series of blogs to introduce the talented students and faculty responsible for these stunning events. This post is the first in the Cinderella Series. Special thanks to Allison Shir for creating this series. This weekend marks the first of three Cinderella productions being performed in the College of Fine Arts....
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Ballet students receive high honors at national competition
02-06-2015
Confirming yet again that the University of Utah College of Fine Arts cultivates talent of the highest caliber, Department of Ballet students Kara Roseborough and Kyle Cunningham brought home high honors from the Youth America Grand Prix Semi-Final competition in Las Vegas last month. Kara Roseborough, photo by Luke Isley Roseborough won first place in the contemporary dance category with a solo she choreographed and performed for...
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Theatre Design Program named top five in the nation
02-03-2015
On Stage Critics recently ranked the best Theatre Design and Technology BFA programs in the U.S. and the University of Utah Department of Theatre’s Performing Arts Design Program (PADP) came out on top with the #4 ranking! Photo by Spencer Sandstrom, from the Department of Theatre's production of The Threepenny Opera PADP earned its ranking in part to the close mentoring among faculty and students, and was noted...
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