Issue Section: Shall We Dance

Dancing Bears Ears

Israeli choreographer Zvi Gotheiner performs the deep listening of strangers in a strange land. On May 7, I put on my “Protect Bears Ears” T-shirt and took the yellow and black “Pr …

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Shall We Dance?

A dress for dancing?—by Amy Brunvand Last month my mother made me a dress to wear for the Living Tra­di­tions Festival. Maybe you saw me dancing with Salt Lake Scandinavian Music …

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The Urban Almanac

A monthly compendium of random wisdom for the home, garden and natural world. —by Diane Olson MAY 1 BELTANE/MAY DAY. Halfway between the Spring Equinox and the Summer Solstice, thi …

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Shall We Dance? Dancing at School

Putting the arts in Utah’s (underfunded) public education. —by Amy Brunvand One of the rites of parenthood is sitting through your children’s dance recitals, although The Music Man …

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Shall We Dance? Season 50

From Revel to Regalia: How a repertory company remains relevant. —by Amy Brunvand I usually don’t review performances once it’s too late to go but I’m making an exception for “Reve …

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Shall We Dance?

Harvest home: Restoring awe to a season of plenty. —by Amy Brunvand Father Jack: No, no; what’s the word I’m looking for? Spectacle? That’s not it. The word to describe a sacred an …

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Shall We Dance?

Support our troupes. —by Amy Brunvand Even if you aren’t wealthy enough to be in Ballet West’s “Mr. C’s Club” (donors of $5,000-$19,000) you can still be a patron of the arts by bu …

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Shall We Dance?

Too much dancing: Scientifically proven methods to feel good and get what you want. —by Amy Brunvand Why do people dance? Scientists in Hungary wanted to know so they developed a ” …

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Nightshade Season

Ah, the lovely tomato—so beautiful in its simplicity, elegance, versatility and nutrition. This is the garden prize we wait all summer for—whether we meticulously planted, fertiliz …

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Shall We Dance?

Global Water Dances: Dancing for clean water everywhere. —by Amy Brunvand In her book Body and Earth: An Experiential Guide, Andrea Olsen says when you meet a river you should ask …

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