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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

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An American outfitter in China and the Tao of fighting a losing battle. Meet Travis Winn, an American who traveled to China for the first time 15 years ago to join his dad on a first... read more »
Forget monsters in the wardrobe, thrill-seeking tourists will soon be able to sleep with sharks surrounding their bedroom when visiting the French capital. Aquarium de Paris is opening... read more »
Swedish company Takvandring is offering rooftop tours in Stockholm and Sundsvall. Participants challenge themselves among the many varied roofs and steeples of the two cities. They walk 43... read more »
Enter a dream world where the trails never end. Where the promise of joy and freedom exist around each bend. Take a magical trip through beautiful landscapes and join us on this... read more »
Jennifer Pharr Davis is a hiker, author, and owner of Blue Ridge Hiking Company. She holds the women's world record for fastest hike on the Appalachian Trail and held the overall record... read more »
More people have walked on the moon than have been to some of the places that Jill Heinerth's exploration has taken her right here on the earth. From the most dangerous technical dives... read more »
Louis-Philippe Loncke is a Belgian explorer, adventurer, project consultant, speaking coach and entrepreneur. He has done many expeditions from solo extreme treks across deserts, long... read more »
On 18 April 2014, a 14,000-tonne block of ice slid down the southern face of Mount Everest, killing 16 people. It was the mountain’s deadliest day, until just over a year later, when... read more »
On November 15, 2015 Théo Sanson walked nearly 500 meters on a slackline rigged from The Rectory to Castleton Tower in Castle Valley, Utah - likely a new world record. Rigging the line... read more »
Armed with unguarded ambition and the vision to push boundaries beyond the unthinkable, Jetman Dubai and Emirates A380 take to the skies of Dubai for an exceptional formation flight. A... read more »
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sixty-one wingsuit skydivers have flown into the record books, creating a diamond-shaped formation while soaring over California before breaking apart and... read more »
Born in Italy, Cristina Zenato grew up in the rain forests of the African Congo and developed a passion for the outdoors. Coming from a family “of the sea” Cristina developed a love... read more »
A visitor is too frightened to move on the transparent suspension bridge on September 24, 2015. The high-altitude glass bridge is about 300 meters long and 180 meters up from the... read more »
Located in southwestern Russia's Saratov (Saratov), 19 held a party, one of the only 10-year-old girl, took more than 4,000 balloon directly into the sky from the ground, about 15 meters... read more »
DC presents Robbie “Maddo” Maddison’s “Pipe Dream,” giving the world a chance to witness history being made as Maddo rides his dirt bike on the powerful and iconic waves of... read more »
These stunning pictures capture the exhilarating moment three skydivers appear to soar over the planet after jumping from a plane at 13,000ft. The breathtaking images show the... read more »
Solar Impulse, the aeroplane that is powered only by the sun, has landed in Hawaii after making a historic 7,200km flight across the Pacific from Japan. The distance covered and the time... read more »
Climb straight up a cliff in Peru's Sacred Valley to the Skylodge Adventure Suites, one of the world's coolest hotel experiences. The space-age capsule suites are suspended 1,000 ft... read more »
The Dolinsjö Cave in Sweden is a an underwater cave system that was discovered in 1979. Expedition Bjurälven is an annual expedition, exploring the depths of the cave. So far, the... read more »
In a quest to return to his climbing roots and to advance the understanding of California’s giant Coast Redwoods, Chris Sharma recently embarked on an unprecedented free climb in a... read more »
Rowing a dory in the Grand Canyon is considered by some as the most coveted job in the world. It can take 20 years of paying your dues to earn a seat on one of these legendary wooden... read more »
Never has the song Run Rabbit Run seemed so apt as in this video of a plucky bunny fighting its way out of an avalanche. Filmed in Kamchatka in the far east of Russia, professional... read more »
If you're afraid of heights, then you'd be advised to look away now. Because this incredible video shows exactly how one of Switzerland's longest bridges was constructed - and it just... read more »
Two men have been able to fly in perfect formation above the city of Dubai wearing JETPACKS. Yves Rossy and Vince Reffet strapped on the jetpacks and hitched a ride on a helicopter up into... read more »
Vitaliy Raskalov and Vadim Makhorov, 21 and 25 years old, are photographers from Ukraine and Russia. They have been has been doing photography for 5 years now and working on the ONTHEROOFS... read more »
Solar Impulse took off for its sixth flight from Chongqing to Nanjing, China, on Monday April 20th and landed on Tuesday April 21st. Pilot Bertrand Piccard flew the zero-fuel airplane on... read more »
Michal Kollbek takes off-road cycling to new limits as he rides bike across famed White Line in Sedona, Arizona. The 30-year-old Polish daredevil was captured riding across an... read more »
Internationally renowned ice climber Will Gadd takes ice climbing to the next level by scaling the frozen sections of the world’s largest flowing waterfall, Niagara Falls. Gadd, a... read more »
An adventurous photographer, Kent Mearig, couldn't resist scaling a 50-foot deep ice crevasse - simply because it lay within the city limits of his hometown. With an ice axe in hand,... read more »
If you’re afraid of heights, turn back now. These are the most incredible (and mortifying) places to stand…and look down... read more »
One member of the scenic spot staff, dressed like Santa Claus, climbs the cable car to send gift to visitors for celebrating the up-coming Christmas in China's Hunan Province. [Xinhua... read more »
In the snow-capped peaks overlooking Bariloche, Argentina, Refugio Frey is the only protection from the ravaging winds, drawing wanderers of all sorts to its doors. When a dog named... read more »
Every year during the Fall season in Moab of Utah, there’s been a growing number of adventure sport athletes who converge in this incredible desert landscape to enjoy the elevated... read more »
There is an outstanding season for ice skating in the Jämtland region, located in the northwestern part of Sweden. This is Lake Blanktjärn, the 10 cm thick ice is clear enough to see... read more »
The ice bucket challenge is for wimps! Just when you thought it was over, Russian takes it to a new level… with LIQUID NITROGEN. The bitterly cold liquid has a temperature of minus... read more »
Skyscraper, the world's tallest roller coaster, will tumble, twist, loop and dive from more than 500 feet above International Drive when it opens in 2017, according to the track design... read more »
A British DIY Robinson Crusoe has found love with a former supermodel on an island he made himself from 150,000 recycled BOTTLES.
 Artist Richart Sowa, 61, from Middlesbrough has... read more »
Many Guinness World Records titles are based on going up - soaring higher and higher for a freefall parachute jump; speeding faster and faster for a land speed car drive; building taller... read more »
There's nothing like hiking in Utah. No matter if you are in the southern part of the state or if you are hiking along the Wasatch Front, some of the country's most beautiful hiking... read more »
Magician Dynamo has walked on water in London's River Thames, floated above the top of the city's Shard and jumped off the roof of a hotel in LA. But it was his gravity-defying trick... read more »
Danny MacAskill is a well known Scottish trials cyclist, from Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye. He works professionally as a street trials pro rider for Inspired Bicycles Ltd. As of April... read more »

Mountain bike trials, also known as observed trials, is a discipline of mountain biking in which the rider attempts to pass through an obstacle course without setting foot to ground.

A TRIO of friends from Norway has smashed a previous world record by travelling to the most countries in one day. The extreme travellers Gunnar Garfors, 39, Tay-young Pak, 42, and Øyvind... read more »
For most planning to study in London, the high cost of accommodation is an unavoidable burden. But the Tindle family have come up with a novel way to get out of paying thousands on... read more »
Sam Cossman and George Kourounis with volcanic pioneers Geoff Mackely and Brad Ambrose become among the first explorers to step foot inside the worlds most dangerous and inaccessible... read more »
Nemo 33 was the deepest indoor swimming pool in the world before Y-40 in Montegrotto Terme, Padua, Italy was completed. The pool is located in Brussels, Belgium. Its maximum depth... read more »
Thrill-seekers are queuing up to take a James Bond-style plunge from a 720ft high dam. They are happily forking out £170 to risk their neck emulating 007’s daredevil leap in the 1995... read more »

The Contra Dam, commonly known as the Verzasca Dam and the Locarno Dam, is an arch dam on the Verzasca River in the Val Verzasca of Ticino, Switzerland. [Wikipedia]

Next year, Batman: The Ride will open at the Six Flags theme park in Fiesta, Texas, and will whisk riders away to the world of Gotham. Batman: The Ride is among the world's first "4D... read more »
Two brothers have built a human catapult to fly into a lake. Johannes Schrieber, 26, and his brother Daniel, 28, from Frankfurt, Germany built the wooden contraption, which can fire... read more »
An unusual message in a bottle has “washed up” on Brighton and Hove’s shore. Contortionist Odka appeared on the pebbled beach of Hove Lawns en route to a stint at Zippos Circus... read more »
If you’ve never dared to pull off a skydiving stunt before, you’re missing out on what it feels like to fly. Once you muster up the courage to freefall from an airplane at about... read more »
A bride and groom have paid tribute to their love of adventure with some truly unique wedding photos. Torsten and Sarah Ernst, who met in Juneau, Alaska, in 2008, decided to have their... read more »
After fifteen years of prototyping and planning,Phil Weicker and Duncan Forster, two McMaster University engineering graduates have built a hot tub into a 1969 Cadillac and aim to bring... read more »
The world's tallest water slide Verrückt ("insane" in German) at Schlitterbahn Water Park in Kansas City, Kansas, is officially open for business. Before park visitors go down the slide,... read more »
We've had silent speed-dating and dating in the dark but the latest activity for singles in London is possible the quirkiest yet. It involves participants placing a paper bag over their... read more »
Professional skydiving team Fastrax, based in Ohio, USA, have long wowed audiences with their ambitious stunts. Now they take extreme hobby to the next level by setting off fireworks as... read more »
Harry Potter fans, it's official: Diagon Alley opens on July 8. The Muggle version of London completely masks Diagon Alley, Gringotts Bank, and the rest of the Universal’s new Wizarding... read more »

Scrolling down the webpage in the link leads to the tour of Diagon Alley.

Diga di Luzzone, a Swiss dam, is considered to be the Everest of wall climbing. The 540-foot (165-meter) artificial structure is the tallest vertical climbing wall in the world. Access... read more »
The wildest bungee (y) jump around the world More photos... read more »

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