Kingsbury Hall Presents Gallim’s BLUSH and a New Model for Touring to Utah

Kingsbury Hall Presents Gallim’s BLUSH and a New Model for...
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Whatever judgement one makes of Gallim’s 2009 work “BLUSH,” this is clearly an historic moment in the development of new models for presenting live performance in the state of Utah–– if Kingsbury keeps partnering with the College of Fine Arts departments in this way, their offerings might get a whole lot more interesting. … read more

SXSW Film Festival: Sequoia

SXSW Film Festival: Sequoia
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Andy Landen’s Sequoia, while suffering from some problems with clichéd characters—its cast looks like a mix of privileged if troubled film students and out-of-work soap stars—actually takes some serious risks in terms of subject matter. … read more

SXSW Film Festival: Thank You a Lot

SXSW Film Festival: Thank You a Lot
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Texan director Matt Muir’s Thank You a Lot is the sort of film you find yourself watching late at night in a hotel room in the middle of Idaho or Nevada. For some reason, you never manage to change the channel. … read more

12 Minutes Max’s First Iteration @ The City Library 03.23

12 Minutes Max’s First Iteration @ The City Library 03.23
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12 Minutes Max has long been a staple in the dance and performance world. It’s the signature program of Seattle’s famous On the Boards and now, Paul Reynolds has brought it to Salt Lake City’s downtown public library. This past Sunday at two in the afternoon, a respectable crowd––faces familiar to me from our city’s film, dance and visual art communities––filed into the auditorium at the library. … read more

Who is the Penguin Lady? Interview with Natosha Washington

Who is the Penguin Lady? Interview with Natosha Washington
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Ten years later the Penguin Lady is working in an entirely different vein. I am sitting on the edge of a black box theater inside Judge Memorial Catholic High School. Natosha Washington is next to me casually watching her troupe rehearsing a series of dances they’ll perform at the Rose Wagner this September. … read more

Feast @ Now Dance Co. 05.24

Feast @ Now Dance Co. 05.24
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O, Utah! Should I stay or should I go? That’s the question at the heart of Feast, last weekend’s evening-length performance from choreographer Charlotte Boye-Christensen’s NOW-ID. … read more

Land @ Jeanne Wagner Theatre 04.10-12

Land @ Jeanne Wagner Theatre 04.10-12
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Attending Repertory Dance Theater’s “Land” felt like visiting an old house, the home of someone who’d lived in Utah a long time. She loved the idea of the West as much as she loved the landscape itself, and had surrounded herself with objects, books and memories that recorded a history of her sentiments. … read more

A Toast to Going Publik Coffee

A Toast to Going Publik Coffee
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Foodies I’ve talked to are clearly thrilled to have another addition to our city’s growing array of cafes and roasters. Momentum in this scene is clearly building. Two more shops under construction await coffee geeks, critics and, well, the public. … read more

The Penguin Lady Presents

The Penguin Lady Presents
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The premiere of Natosha Washington’s new dance collective begins with a plea from the self-styled Penguin Lady herself. In the dark, a pre-recorded address to the audience opens the evening. … read more

Two Boots: Dylan Dances

Two Boots: Dylan Dances
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This past weekend, Two Boots, comprising two young choreographers, Katherine Adler and Samantha Matsukawa, presented an evening of dance outside, in the middle of Edison St. between 200 S. and 300 S. … read more