Performing Arts

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Salt Lake City Library to be Transformed by the Performance Art Festival

The 7th annual Salt Lake City Performance Art Festival is fast approaching, and the festival’s founder, Kristina Lenzi, has curated 24 presenters whose works are appropriate for all ages, visually and conceptually interesting, and unrehearsed. Lenzi demands that “unrehearsed” remain an emphasized component and descriptor of these works. Unrehearsed, […]

Dance | Music | Performing Arts

Deseret Experimental Opera Stages Jacob Rosenzweig’s Life-giving Rock Opera “Life Relegated”

Last weekend, Deseret Experimental Opera staged “Life Relegated,” a rock opera written by Jacob Rosenzweig and realized with a community of local musicians and dancers. The location was an out-of-the-way address inside The Gateway — the old Urban Outfitters, now a vast cement hall. It was filled for […]

15 Bytes | Performing Arts | Theater

Climbing with Tigers: Red Fred Project, Salt Lake Acting Company and Flying Bobcat Theatrical Laboratory bring a child’s vision to life

Picture a young child coloring: they smile in delight at picking out just the right crayon or enthusiastically grab a random one from the floor; they fill the page with broad strokes of vibrant color without any regard for the lines (assuming there are any); and an infectious […]

Performing Arts | Theater

The Fog of Masculinity: Salt Lake Acting Company’s World Debut of Streetlight Woodpecker

Early in Salt Lake Acting Company’s production of “Streetlight Woodpecker,” the protagonist Benji (played by Stefan Espinosa) mistakes the pecking of a neighborhood woodpecker for the sound of distant machine-gun fire. Benji, who has just returned from active duty with debilitating injuries, struggles to readjust to his hometown […]