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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

The 2015 Fritz Pölking Photography Prize

Italian Photographer Bruno D’Amicis has won the 2015 Fritz Pölking Photography Prize by his project “Fennec, little ghost of the dunes.” Bruno D’Amicis’s photography focuses on the conservation of natural habitats and biodiversity. His work has obtained worldwide recognition through print media and awards. Bruno has published four books: The Last Stronghold, Ornata, The Last Summer and Time for Wolves. The Fritz Pölking Photography Prize was established in 2008 to honor German nature photographer Fritz Pölking who died in 2007. 

About the winning project:

We do not really know much of the biology of Vulpes zerda, the fennec fox, although it is promptly recognised by everyone on account of its cuteness and its incredibly large ears, which help this species to locate food in the sand dunes and radiate heat. It is the quintessential desert animal, whose range covers almost the whole north of Africa and the entire Sahara. It can survive without water by getting fluids from its prey. Its furry pugs can walk on the hottest sand and it is able to dig a burrow within seconds to escape predators and the desert heat.

For more information about this project and the photography of Bruno D’Amicis, please visit and his website.

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