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Collaboration yields beautiful results in College of Fine Arts “Cinderella” productions
03-26-2015
Artists understand one another. And perhaps this is why Spring semester’s succession of “Cinderella” productions have become collaborative successes across four of the College of Fine Arts six academic units. The two centerpiece events, Utah Ballet’s “Cinderella” on April 3 & 4 and the Lyric Opera Ensemble’s “Cendrillon” on April 24 & 25, both feature the Utah Philharmonia Orchestra and backdrops by the Department of...
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Naomi Natale: The Art of Revolution
03-13-2015
As part of the University of Utah’s David P. Gardner Lecture in the Humanities and Fine Arts, the College of Fine Arts is bringing to campus world-renowned artist, Naomi Natale.March 31, 2015 @ 6P (doors open @ 5:30P)Libby Gardner Concert Hall (David Gardner Hall)Free and open to the publicGardner Lecture Series in the Fine Arts & Humanities (Photo from theartofrevolution.squarespace.com) Natale is the founding artist behind One Million Bones —...
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Scholarships now available for Mountain West Arts Conference
03-13-2015
Student scholarships to attend the Mountain West Arts Conference are now available for current students interested in making connections with leading figures of the arts community in Utah. MWAC will be held on Thursday, May 7 at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center. Last year, School of Music student Cindy Chen attended and wrote about her experiences. The 9th annual Mountain West Arts Conference (MWAC) brings together arts leaders, practitioners,...
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Alumnus Matt Porwoll wins at Sundance for work on “Cartel Land”
03-10-2015
Many filmmakers dream of having their work screened at the Sundance Film Festival. The world watches each February as Park City, Utah’s Festival showcases new films and the artists behind the camera. Getting a film into Sundance is itself an achievement. For Department of Film & Media Arts alumnus Matt Porwoll, that achievement also includes the 2015 Sundance U.S. Documentary Special Jury Prize for Cinematography...
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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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