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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

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Life in Western Mongolia is an adventure. Training eagles to hunt, herding yaks, and racing camels are just a few of the daily activities of the nomadic Kazakh people. I spent a few... read more »
The National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony took place in Washington DC on Thursday evening, with the Obama family doing the honours. From the Norwegian spruce in London to the Lego... read more »
In the heart of modern-day Mexico City lies the great Aztec temple known as the Templo Mayor, which once served as the sacred center of the Pre-Columbian empire’s capital city of... read more »
Eighth Generation invested years of hard work, but we need your help to make this project succeed. The wool blanket holds a prominent place in Native communities, often given as gifts or... read more »
A war to keep the peace. In the small village of Vrontados on the Greek island of Chios, there is unrest. For over a century, parishioners of two Greek Orthodox churches have engaged in... read more »
TOKYO -- Cafes that ban talking are catching on with young Japanese. These silent cafes, which ban chatting at certain hours or all day, are popular with people in their 20s and 30s... read more »
The giant stone Buddhas at Bamiyan were the tallest in the world at 55 and 38 meters (180 and 125 feet) in height. From their cliffside alcove, they watched a millennium and a half pass... read more »
Peking (Beijing) Opera masks originates from totem in ancient times, develops into facial paintings of the Song and Yuan Dynasties, and eventually takes the shape of facial costume of... read more »
The first day at your new job may be among the most memorable — and perhaps stressful — of your career. "Most of us remember our first days at every job because of the... read more »
According to Korean Yonhap News Agency, in the morning of May 28, the British Royal Guards appears at the Royal Palace of Korea, thrilling many tourists there. Sponsored by the British... read more »
In ancient times, on the first day of Chinese New Year, with the company of hundreds of civil and military officials, emperors of China held sacrificial rites to earth, praying for the... read more »

For your interest, here is the introduction of Qianlong Emperor on Wikipedia.

Thousands of enthusiasts visited the western Turkish ancient coastal cities Selcuk and Izmir over the weekend to watch camel wrestling matches. Wrestling camels can be seen wearing... read more »
The tradition of the Christmas tree is long and rich, and has resulted in some modern trees that run the gamut from breathtakingly beautiful, encapsulating everything that Christmas... read more »
Christmas is just around the corner. People across the country are decorating beautiful lights for this great holiday. Here are some amazing Christmas lights videos appearing on... read more »
Do you know that Germans don’t use the cold, dark winter weather as an excuse to settle into their Snuggies and binge-watch “Orange is the New Black” ? Nope, they go... read more »
This year's Nuremberg Children's Christmas Market (Nuremberg Christkind Market) Kicked Off on Nov. 28, Friday, with special programs geared for children. With about two million visitors a... read more »
A flock of 2,000 sheep were herded through Madrid on Sunday, as part of a symbolic protest by Spanish shepherds to ensure that grazing and migration rights would be protected in the face... read more »
Balinese men throw fire on each other during a sacred ritual called “Mesabatan Api” or a fire fight at a temple in Tuban, Bali, Indonesia, 9 October 2014. During the ritual Balinese... read more »
On Oct. 18, soldiers of the Guard of Honour of the Cravat Regiment take part in the Cravat Day celebration in Zagreb, capital of Croatia. In 2008 Croatian Parliament showed special... read more »

For your interest, here is a post on Croatian Alka Knights.

It was once an elaborate courtship-ritual where high-born young ladies would cast their eyes around for a titled husband and mingle with royalty. But the Grand Viennese Debutante Ball... read more »
On Oct. 5, 2014, the construction of human towers known as "castells" was celebrated at the 25th annual Castells Competition in Tarragona in the Catalonia region of Spain. The... read more »
In 1715 the town of Sinj, located in the southern inland part of Dalmatia, Croatia was under attack by 10,000 strong Ottoman Army. Wanting to occupy Sinj, the Ottomans had reached the... read more »
Permafrost Kingdom is a tourist attraction set in a cave in Us-Kut, the homestead of the Atlasov family of Yakut people. Yakuts are Turkic people who mainly inhabit the Sakha Yakutia... read more »
The Queen Charlotte's Debutante Ball was introduced by King George III in 1780 as a way to celebrate his wife’s birthday. Ball used to see the daughters of some of society's most... read more »
Wedding traditions and customs vary greatly between cultures, ethnic groups, religions, countries, and social classes, from gifts to garments to ceremonies. Here are some beautiful wedding... read more »
The Pacu Jawi is a curious Indonesian festival which sees fearless competitors dragged through muddy paddy fields while clinging onto the tails of two charging cows. The animals are... read more »
A group of villagers has created a new local record by flying a 40-meter wide sky lantern in Qionghai, Hainan Province on August 18. The humongous lantern was composed of 62 smaller... read more »
Thousands of people are seen clambering over each other to form gigantic human towers in these remarkable photographs from Spain. Teams of up to 500 men, women and children compete to... read more »
Ivan Kupala is a pagan ritual celebrated in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus which originally marked the summer solstice. But as Christianity came to the region it assimilated the... read more »
The 19th Wife Carrying World Championships was held on last Saturday in Sonkajarvi, Finland. Ville Parviainen and Janette Oksman of Finlad won the title after covering the course of... read more »
Thousands of Spaniards and tourists from all over the world gathered in the streets of Pamplona, Spain on Sunday to celebrate the start of the famed San Fermin "running of the bulls"... read more »
Forget shelling out to watch Wimbledon or the World Cup in Brazil – some truly cracking entertainment has been taking place at a humble village fayre. Contestants lined up to take... read more »
Farmers in some places of China have the long tradition of raising fish in rice paddies. On May 29, 2014, Farmers put fish in the terraced fields in Qingtian, east China's Zhejiang... read more »
Officials say phenomenon of couples leaving padlocks on bridges to symbolise love is damaging Paris architecture. The Pont des Arts footbridge over the Seine in central Paris was closed... read more »
Xi'an was once one of the greatest capitals in the ancient world, on a par with Athens and Rome. The famous Silk Road started from it and extended to Rome. Two thousand years ago the first... read more »

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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... read more »

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The well-known "Yin" and "Yang" came from Taoism, a philosophical, ethical, and religious tradition of Chinese origin that emphasizes living in harmony with the Tao. Its followers believe... read more »

Actors and actresses dress like immortals in the festival. (The link has 10 photos.)

On May 2rd, 2014, wearing Hanfu, the traditional Chinese costume, 52 couples got married with their beloved ones in Chongqing during a Chinese wedding that followed ancient nuptial... read more »

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