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 […]

Exhibition Reviews | Visual Arts

A Newcomer’s Story: Jiyoun Lee-Lodge’s Enchanting Drawings Engulf the Alice Gallery

Major transitions often feel overwhelming, like a wave of dislocation that renders one temporarily paralyzed. Spatial transitions are among the most disarming, engendering unique challenges to the foundation of one’s personal, social and often cultural identity. This idea of “belonging” or existing as an “outsider” has been a […]

Dance

Wasatch Contemporary Dance Company’s “Nerve and Sinew” Showcases Contemporary Dance with Mixed Results

What is contemporary dance? As a dancer, I have encountered this question more times than I can count; Wasatch Contemporary Dance Company (WCDC) attempted to answer it with Nerve and Sinew. The performance spanned multiple techniques and featured pieces by both established professionals and emerging artists. I appreciated […]