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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

Laurence Xu Paris Haute Couture Spring 2015

Laurence Xu is one of China's most successful fashion designers, designing exquisite pieces for celebrities and princesses. His haute couture collections have wowed the crowds at catwalks across the world, including at Paris Fashion Week. Xu made his impressive debut in Paris at the haute couture collections in July 2013 with his exquisitely embroidered cocktail dresses and jumpsuits, the colourful summation of thousands of hours of delicate handwork at his atelier in Beijing.

On Jan. 27, 2015, he returned to the Paris catwalk with his second presentation of hand-painted and vividly embroidered cocktail dresses and gowns inspired by the extraordinary Buddhist frescoes that decorate the caves in the Dunhuang region of northern China. Xu might find international admirers but when it comes to clientele his classicism and unfaltering Chinese aesthetic can be limiting.

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In the following video (published on Oct. 29, 2014), Laurence Xu talks about his obsession with work:

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