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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

Hidden Attractions in West Java, Indonesia

Stretching from Pelabuhan Ratu to Pangandaran, West Java is one of the most populous regions of Indonesia. Known as the Sunda Kingdom in the past, the Sultanate of Cirebon from the 16th Century still stands to this day, ensuring that the art and culture of West Java is kept alive. Home to a handful of volcanoes along the pacific ring of fire, West Java is also commonly referred to as Panghegar (which means ‘abode of the Gods’). It showcases a collection of natural wonders that’s just a few hours’ drive from Bandung or Jakarta – you’d never expect it!

From mountain-top lakes to sandy beaches and everything in between, we present you with the most spectacular sights West Java has slung on its sleeve.

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1. Stumble into Jurassic World (a Komodo Island Alternative): Pulau Biawak, Indramayu

Pulau Biawak literally means Monitor Lizard Island – a name that says everything. It was initially a marine science research facility and previously closed off to the public.

2. A Test of Courage and Determination: Tebing Citatah, Padalarang

Currently under the supervision of the Kopassus Special Forces, the cliffs are mainly used as military training grounds. But on weekends, the three cliffs; Citatah 48, Citatah 90, and Citatah 125 are open to the public for rock climbing activities – free of charge!

3. Explore the ‘Lost Pyramids’ in Gunung Padang Megalithic Site, Cianjur

A discovery that changed history has been found nestled between a chain of volcanoes in Cianjur. When a temple was found on a 100-metre-tall hill, it was no big deal. But 20 years ago, it was discovered that the temple was not standing on a hill, but a man-made pyramid buried under the soil!

4. Witness the Weeping Rocks of Curug Batu Templek, Bandung

A rare geological phenomenon, the rocks of Curug Batu Templek is actually a small notch on the Earth’s plate, formed by tectonic movements. This causes underground water to pour magically from the cracks into the rocks.

5. Cruise through the Green Canyon of Indonesia: Cukang Taneuh, Pangandaran

Popularised by a french tourist who called it the ‘Green Canyon’, Cukang Taneuh (which means Earth Bridge) has been described as the Grand Canyons of Arizona covered by a layer of green.

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