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Lyric Opera Ensemble concludes season of Cinderella with Cendrillon
04-22-2015
he end of a beautiful season of Cinderella is upon the College of Fine Arts. To bid this princess adieu, the Lyric Opera Ensemble will present Massenet’s “Cendrillon” April 24-24 in Kingsbury Hall. Sidnei Alferes, a DMA Opera student and teaching assistant in the School of Music, will play the prince in the upcoming production. “I wear a lot of hats as a TA – responsibilities...
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"Begging" for Change
04-15-2015
Panhandling won’t look the same next week as students from the University of Utah’s Art, Action and the Environment course celebrate Earth Day and take to the streets with recycled cardboard signs and original photos of Utah landscapes “begging” for more action on climate change. (Courtesy photo) Led by Assistant Professor Wendy Wischer, these students all hail from different disciplines on campus (from business to the arts,...
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A Call To Action: Famed Arts Activist to Visit the U
04-15-2015
For Department of Modern Dance Visiting Assistant Professor A’Keitha Carey, dance is more than a vehicle for entertainment; it’s a way to tell stories and stay connected to your roots. It’s also an agent for making societal change, which is an idea she explores in her doctoral research. As part of her exploration, she is launching her series Fusion: Art & Social Justice on April 21...
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Designing "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" with Megan Jensen
04-13-2015
They say it takes a village to raise a child. To put on a theatre production, it takes at least that. Megan Jensen, a senior in the Performing Arts Design Program with a Costume Design Emphasis and an Art History minor, knows all about that. Jensen served as Costume Designer for the Department of Theatre’s current production, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to...
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Famed Pixar Producer and Director come to campus April 23
04-10-2015
Join us for a special 1-hour behind-the-scenes animation presentation moderated by Department of Film & Media Arts Chair, Kevin Hanson, with director, Pete Docter, and producer, Jonas Rivera. Thursday, April 232 PM-3 PMUtah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA)Dumke Auditorium410 Campus Center Drive, SLC, 84112Doors open at 1:30 PMSeating is limited, please arrive early "Inside Out" (Courtesy of Pixar) Pete Docter (director) is the Oscar®-winning director of “Monsters, Inc.” and “Up,” and...
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Ririe-Woodbury Taps U Modern Dance Students for SPRING SEASON
04-10-2015
Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company Artistic Director Daniel Charon’s 53 Rooms premiered last night at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center as part of the company’s SPRING SEASON show. The piece features a number of students from the University of Utah Department of Modern Dance, as well as the Salt Lake Electric Ensemble (SLEE). Photo courtesy Stuart Ruckman & Ririe-Woodbury Charon describes 53 Rooms as “inspired by the 50th...
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Celebrating "Spectacular Girls" by Sarah Projansky
04-08-2015
Gender Studies Faculty Book Series invites you to celebrate: Friday, April 10, 2015 12:00 – 1:00 PM 2100 LNCO Lounge SPECTACULAR GIRLS: Media Fascination and Celebrity Culture SARAH PROJANSKYAssociate Dean, College of Fine Arts Professor of Film and Media Arts/Gender Studies “All girls are spectacular. I take this as a given. I consider it to be a feminist claim. Nevertheless, contemporary U.S. media tell us otherwise....
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College of Fine Arts Announces New Undergraduate Arts Administration Course
04-06-2015
Arts graduates entering the modern workforce today face new challenges and new opportunities. Many go on to work in their medium professionally, and many (even some of those professionals) work as the connectors between artists and audiences. These are the world’s Arts Administrators, those who ensure that arts are funded, accessible, and experienced by audiences.   University of Utah College of Fine Arts alumni surveyed by...
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