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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

Birds of Paradise - Plumage and Feathers in Fashion

Feathers and exotic plumage have been used for centuries to decorate the garments of royalty: Egypt's Pharoah's, China's Emperors and Empresses, the Tribal Chiefs of Africa and South America, and the nobility and Kings and Queens of Europe. There is something grand and magical about feathers, not only in their outward beauty, but in their metaphorical meaning as the very object of flight. They grace the bodies of angels and it is said that if you find a feather, an Angel is trying to communicate with you.

Feathers found their way into the fashions of the 1920's where they evoked a newly found sense of glamour. Plumes were piled high on exaggerated collars and cuffs, swept across skirts, or streamed the hemlines of evening gowns. They decorated turbans, the ever popular cloche, and very often unique varieties accented a beaded headband like an exclamation point.

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