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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

Paradise in Subway

A paradise in subway? Recently, residents in Hangzhou, China were surprised that a paradise was installed into compartments of subway with vivid 3D effects. Many people commented on internet: forget the dating websites and go to find your romance in the 3D subway! [Xinhua Agency]

You can see that one compartment has peach blossom decoration. In Chinese culture, paradise is associated with peach blossom. This comes from a very influential and intriguing prose “The Peach Blossom Spring” written by a great poet Tao Yuanming 1,600 years ago. In the prose, Tao describes a fisherman's journey in a utopia hidden from the outside world.

For your interest, here are the introduction to “The Peach Blossom Spring, the prose in English translation, and the short biography of Tao Yuanming.

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