Issue Section: Shall We Dance

Shall We Dance?

2014: a year in dance. We danced what we valued, what we loved, and what we found beautiful. —by Amy Brunvand Last February Tanner Dance and the Children’s Dance Theatre moved out …

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Shall We Dance?

Some dance books to put under the tree. —by Amy Brunvand Now that Thanksgiving and Buy Nothing Day have been duly celebrated, you can go holiday shopping in the spirit of gratitude …

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Shall We Dance? Why You Should Vote ‘YES’ for the ZAP Tax

Don’t forget to vote on Tuesday, November 4! It’s particularly important because mid-term elections—the kind without any presidential candidates and all the attendant hoopla—tend t …

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Shall We Dance?

A new season of Dance: 2014-15 season preview —by Amy Brunvand The chill of fall is in the air and it’s time to order your season tickets. I know that sounds like a big commitment, …

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Shall We Dance?

In June I spent a week floating down the San Juan River in Southern Utah with a bunch of dancing goddesses. Well, strictly speaking they were seven little girls ranging in age from …

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Shall We Dance? March 2014

Dance news for Spring.—by Amy Brunvand During the warm spell in Febru­ary I noticed snowdrops, crocuses and even one small, brave pansy blooming in south-facing gardens. My heart s …

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Shall We Dance? Ririe-Woodbury Turns 50

…and gets back to its roots.—by Amy Brunvand   By the time you read this it will be too late to catch Tandy Beal’s show Flabbergast performed by Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company …

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Shall We Dance? The Knowing Body

And other discoveries about dancing.—by Amy Brunvand Earlier this year I picked up a book called The Resurgence of the Real by Charlene Spretnak. It’s one of those academic books t …

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Shall We Dance? Radical Enactivism

And other discoveries about dancing.—by Amy Brunvand Science has a way of discovering the obvious, but that’s exactly the reason that I occasionally like to look up the latest scie …

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A Look at the Law: What Artists (and others) Should Know

If you are in the habit or profession of creating original work to share with the public, you may have wondered what is—and isn’t—protectable under U.S. copyright law. Stated simpl …

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Shall We Dance? “Of Meat and Marrow”

An alternative Halloween from SB Dance.—by Amy Brunvand For a long time Odyssey Dance Theatre had cornered the market on Halloween dance performances in Salt Lake City with their e …

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Shalle We Dance? Breaking Pointe

Ballet West and SLC shine on reality TV. —by Amy Brunvand Life forgives; Ballet does not.— “Breaking Pointe,” second season trailer Summertime, and I’ve been making my way through …

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Shall We Dance? Global Earth Exchange

Creating acts of beauty in wounded places.—by Amy Brunvand Solastalgia: Coined by Glenn Albrecht from solacium (comfort) + algia (pain); 1) Place-based distress caused by the lived …

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Shall We Dance? HereAfterHere

Tandy Beal presents a self-guided tour of eternity.—by Amy Brunvand   In the Hindu sacred text, the Mahabharata, a half-god half-demon Yashka asks Yudhistira, the “King of Dha …

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Shall We Dance? One Billion Rising

Organizers rally worldwide to stop violence against women—and to dance. See what’s happening locally.by Amy Brunvand   One billion women violated is an atrocity. One billion w …

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