Topic: Arts

The Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company Revisits Their Roots with STRATA

Stuart Ruckman Joan Woodbury and Shirley Ririe, creators of the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, have always had a special relationship choreographer Alwin Nikolais. He was a big infl …

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A Play of Options

A play of options Exploring how love—its manifestations, iterations, challenges and blessings—is unbounded by blood, age, color, gender or faith. I try to be appropriate. I try not …

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Sackerson’s The Little Prince Review

  Amy Ware (Snake) & McKenzie Steele Foster (Little Prince) Sackerson’s production of The Little Prince (adapted from the children’s book by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, script by …

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Illuminate Salt Lake 2017

https://catalystmagazine.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_4333-1020.mp4   The idea for a light art and technology festival in downtown Salt Lake had been brewing for about 2 …

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Bears Ears Dance a Triumph

Congratulations to Repertory Dance Theatre (RDT). In October, RDT presented a new work to celebrate Utah’s newest national monument (if we can keep it). “Dancing the Bears Ears,” a …

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Alternative Realities

Exploring Utah’s redrock desert through poetry of place. Poetry matters because it offers an alternative reality – it refuses the logical, reductionist, materialist aspects of indu …

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Playwright’s Perspective: The Ice Front

Norwegian Nazi Resistance has lessons for modern times. In April, 1940, my father was seven years old, a child living in Moss, Norway, when German troops invaded his country. I gre …

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At Home with Pilar Pobil

A visit to Pilar’s is a rich, multi-layered feast for the senses. Color, light, music in the air and her everpresent canine companion, Casper, all greet you along with Pilar’s open …

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A Hero’s Journey for Kids

In River. Swamp. Cave. Mountain, Izzy and JJ try to make sense of loss, grief, death and life When I was seven, my parents took a train to North Carolina to attend the funeral of m …

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Relief for the Chronically Inspired

Making the best of a Valium dependency. To be honest, I was a bit of a weird kid. Today I think they would diagnose me with some kind of learning disability and give me extra time …

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October 2017 On the Cover: Brad Overton

This Virgin of Guadalupe Katrina Calavera is one of my favorites. And some Guadalupano friends have sent me their approval which I appreciate as a true blessing. The syncretism of …

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Cultures Collide: Cities of Conviction at UMOCA

The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA) has partnered with the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture and CULTURERUNNERS to present an exhibition of 19 different artists from …

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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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The Artist at Home:Michelle Contrat

Artists draw inspiration from their curated living spaces. (Part two in a four-part series). Painter Michelle Condrat’s studio sits on the second floor of a modest office building …

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The Rose, Exposed

An experiment in living (and sometimes working) together for six Salt Lake City performing arts organizations. In January 1994, Repertory Dance Theatre leased the old Restaurant Eq …

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