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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

Dragon Boat Festival

This year's June 2 marks the Dragon Boat Festival in China, which occurs on the 5th day of the 5th month of the traditional lunar calendar. People across the country eat zongzi (sticky rice treats wrapped in bamboo leaves), drink realgar wine and race dragon boats to celebrate the festival and commemorate the anniversary of the death of a great patriotic Chinese poet Qu Yuan (343–278 BC), who committed suicide by drowning himself in a river after learning that the capital of his state fell in the hands of enemy two thousands years ago.

Qu Yuan is regarded as one of the most prominent figures of Romanticism in Chinese classical literature. Perhaps his name and work are unknown to people in the Western world who are familiar with Dante's Divine Comedy and Milton's Paradise Lost. Yet, Qu Yuan's Li Sao (The Lament) is on a par with these two epic poems.

Photos on this year's Dragon Boat Festival in China

Dragon Boat Festival on Wikipedia

Qu Yuan on Wikipedia

Li Sao - a great poem by Qu Yuan

China's Dragon Boat Festival (2013):

The first link has 47 photos.

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