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Preparatory Division String Camp, June 20-24, Ages 6-9 and 9-12. Registration deadline is May 20th. Preparatory Division, Tanner Dance and Youth Theatre Arts Passport, June 27 - July 1, Create an original performance work to be presented at the Tanner Dance Building. Preparatory Division International Piano Festival, July 26 - July 29, Musicianship, ukulele, and choir classes. University of Utah, School of Music.

Home in Their Eyes: Images and Stories of Home by Residents in Rural China, Friday, March 25 – Thursday, June 2, 2016, J. Willard Marriott Library 3rd Floor

Salt Dance Fest 2016 brings together internationally renowned dance artists and dance makers Jeanine Durning, Alex Ketley and Jennifer Nugent, along with esteemed SLC dance artists Daniel Charon, Molly Heller and Stephen Koester for two weeks of moving, collaborating, dance making and the lively exchange of ideas, June 6-17, 2016.

Summer Chamber Music Workshop, Matt Zalkind, June 26 - 30, 2016, Hasse Borup, Director, Open for serious string and piano players, age 12 - 26,  School of Music, University of Utah

University of Utah Department of Ballet Summer Intensive, June 20 - July 15, 2016. Join us for an exciting four-week ballet intensive with internationally recognized faculty and guest artists.

Performance Calendar of 2015 - 2016 Season, Department of Ballet, University of Utah

Performance Calendar of 2015 - 2016 Season, Department of Modern Dance, University of Utah

Natural History Museum of Utah 2015 Lecture Series

College of Fine Arts, University of Utah

500 Meter Sky Ladder, a Pyrotechnic Artwork by Cai Guoqiang

On June 15, 2015 at 4:49 am, the world renowned firework artist Cai Guo-Qiang realized the explosion event Sky Ladder off the shore of Huiyu Island, a small and picturesque fishing village in the artist’s hometown of Quanzhou, Fujian Province, China. A gigantic white balloon filled with 6200 cubic meters of helium and with a 5-ton pulling force slowly dragged a 500-meter long, 5.5-meter wide ladder lined with quick-burning fuses and nozzles of gold fireworks high into the sky. 

Cai ignited the ladder from the bank, causing dazzling flames to race along the beach before climbing onto the platform where the ladder was first laid out. Hissing violently, the flames rushed upwards as the golden ladder of fireworks rose steeply from the ground, curving elegantly against the backdrop of the dawn sky. After 60 seconds, the fireworks started to die out from the bottom up, bit by bit, as if the ladder was moving upwards, leading the viewers to look up and converse with infinity. The explosion lasted a total of 150 seconds.

For more information, please visit

Link 1 (Newsletter of Cai Guo-Qiang Studio)

Link 2 (Website of Cai Guo-Qiang)

Link 3 (Wikipedia)

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