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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

Spectacular Great Russian Nutcracker of Moscow Ballet

Moscow Ballet consistently produces record-breaking seasons thrilling audiences from NYC to Los Angeles and from Puerto Rico to Calgary. Offering the classic ballets such as “Great Russian Nutcracker,” “Cinderella”, “Sleeping Beauty” and “Swan Lake”, sold-out theatres attest to the public’s love and appreciation of the highest quality productions. The press confirms artistic excellence: LA Times, “Disarmingly poetic…bravura expertise,” Minneapolis Pioneer Press, “Sweeps you up in the bliss of beauty” and Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, “Stunning visuals, effortlessness dancing…full of joyful energy.”

Moscow Ballet’s spectacular Great Russian Nutcracker is the must-see event this holiday season! Celebrate the beloved Christmas tradition with the whole family as 40 world-class Russian artists bring this charming classic to life. The New York Times raves “Knock Out!” Experience Tchaikovsky’s master score this Christmas with the magic of larger than-life-puppets, a growing Christmas Tree and super-sized Matrushka dolls!

For more information, please visit its website, Youtube channel and Facebook page

Here are some amazing clips of the Great Russian Nutcracker:

16. Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker - Arabian Variation (It's a jaw dropping performance!):

13. Moscow Ballet"s Great Russian Nutcracker - Chinese Variation:

12. Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker - Russian Variation:

1. Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker - Overture:

3. Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker - Arriving at the Stahlbaum's Party:

7. Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker - Party and Gift Giving:

17. Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker - Waltz of the Flowers:

18. Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker - Act II Pas De Deux:

Ava meets Moscow Ballet dancers courtesy of Eye Opener TV:


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