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REGALIA 2017

REGALIA 2017

REGALIA 2017 was a process, a performance, and a party for the ages. On February 11, 2017, four choreographers {Nick Blaylock, Aubry Dally, Eric Handman, and Nichele Van Portfleet} were each given 8 dancers and 4 hours to create a brand new piece of choreography. The audience was invited to watch the choreographers work in the studio, and then see the final performance in the Jeanne Wagner Theatre. In the meantime, audience members enjoyed delicious dinner from Utah Food Services,…

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The Place for Art in America: Everywhere (Part 2)

The Place for Art in America: Everywhere (Part 2)

In the first part of this two-part series, I talked about how arts and humanities groups need to position themselves to be seen, heard, and appreciated by businesses and corporations as part of the larger economic web. In this part I propose that, in and of itself, that is not enough: we need cash support, as well as partnerships that are mutually beneficial and focused on community-building. Where I live, tech companies have been moving in like bedraggled pioneers once…

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The Place for Art in America: Everywhere (Part 1)

The Place for Art in America: Everywhere (Part 1)

I’m a culture worker twice. I’m both an artist myself, and I’m a fundraiser for the arts. As a novelist and editor of creative writing, I pursue my own imaginative and expressive impulses through my craft, and with my vision of what I think literature has done and can continue to do to broaden and enrich the human enterprise. But as a fundraiser for Repertory Dance Theatre (RDT), those pursuits are not so much “deep-sixed” as they are suddenly in vivid…

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