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- The event must take place in Utah.
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March – April 2014
Virtuosic works by two brilliant composers from Poland are featured on this concert. The haunting beauty of Chopin’s works is unparalleled, while the surreal and impressionist world of Szymanowski Mythes, performed by Ralph Matson, will dazzle listeners. Celena Shafer sings a selection of works from Chopin’s era by Schumann and Bellini.
Join Andy Jones from Djembe Direct and the African Heartwood Project and his large collection of drums to play, beat, and learn about African drumming and dancing. Audience members are invited on stage to experience the sound and feel of dozens of different drums. Then, try their hand at the cultural dancing styles of West Africa. This show is the most “hands-on” show of the year as the audience is involved right from the curtain call.
Ready, Set, Go! The wildly popular Electric Car Derby is back at The Leonardo. Use your inner Da Vinci to build your own mini electric car using real motors, batteries, cardboard, sticks, straws, rubber bands, wheels, and more. Fun for kids, even more for adults. Trophies will be awarded to high performers, so get tinkering!
A lively showcase of Afro-Brazilian dance, live music and martial art, Inspiração Do Fogo, a title which translates as Inspiration Of Fire or Breath Of Fire, will feature a cast of over 30 talented dancers, musicians, singers, fire spinners and martial artists, including very special guests Salt Lake Capoeira. Samba Fogo’s 2014 Spring Concert will premiere several choreographic works by Artistic Director Lorin Hansen, accompanied live by Samba Fogo musicians and lead vocalist Carla Arancibia as they perform popular Brazilian songs, traditional Afro-Brazilian rhythms, and original compositions by Musical Director Mason Aeschbacher.
RDT’s Ring Around the Rose program presents MAMA’S WRANGLERS on April 12, 2014 at 11 am at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. This talented family of expert cloggers, fiddlers, singers and yodelers is sure to have you stompin’ and clapping to the beat. RDT’s Ring Around the Rose is a wiggle-friendly series of performances for children and families that explore the magical world of the arts. Tickets are $5 through ArtTix (ages 2 and under free). More information at www.rdtutah.org
Fly on over to Tracy Aviary for Spring Break Camps. Each camp welcomes children in 1st through 4th grade and runs one full day from 9am to 4pm. The camps explore different ecological themes through crafts, games and activities, providing your child with an exciting day investigating birds and the natural world. Since each day is different, feel free to choose the topics that appeal to your child’s interests, or come for the whole week! Our Spring Break camps are sure to engage, entertain and educate your child. To register, please visit www.tracyaviary.org/spring-break-camps/ .
The Inter-Tribal Student Association hosts its 42nd traditional powwow on Saturday, April 19 at the U’s Olpin Student Union. This year’s theme is “Sustaining Our Culture.”
The powwow is an excellent opportunity for communities to come together and join in dance and song.
“This is a long and proud tradition at the U,” says Octavio Villalpando, associate vice president for Equity & Diversity. “It is a wonderful way for the U to support American Indian students and community, honor their contributions and help others learn about their history and culture.”
9 a.m. — Registration
11 a.m. — Arena Blessing
Noon — Grand Entry
5 p.m. — Dinner Break
6 p.m. — Grand Entry
10 p.m. — Closing Song
Host Drum: Midnite Express
Master of Ceremonies (MC): Tyson Shay
Arena Director: Nino Reyes
Spiritual Advisor: Bob Taylor
Head Man: Patrick Willie
Head Woman: Miss American Indian Woman Scholar 2014 (to be announced)
Color Guard: Utah Intertribal Veterans Association
1. Always stand respectfully during special songs. These include the Grand Entry, flag songs, veteran’s songs or any other song the MC designates. During these songs, men should remove their hats.
2. Pay extra attention to the MC for various announcements about the event and type of dances.
3. Ask permission before taking photos of dancers in regalia. If the photo is for publication or commercial use, this should be explained before the photo is taken.
4. The correct term for a dancer’s outfit is regalia, not costume. Never touch a dancer’s regalia. Many of the ornaments have religious meaning and are cherished family heirlooms.
5. If you see a lost or dropped feather, do NOT pick it up. Notify the nearest staff member, veteran, Head Man Dancer or Arena Director immediately.
6. Pointing with the fingers is considered poor manners by some tribes. If you must point, use your head and nod in the direction you wish to indicate.
7. Feel free to join in the inter-tribal dances by invitation of the MC.
8. Do not ever cross the arena floor! Do not go into drum circles. Stay on the perimeter. If a drum group is singing or about to sing, do not approach the drum.
9. Last of all, powwows are meant to be social events. Make a new friend, eat some food, visit the vendors… have a great time!
If you have any questions about any of the above etiquette or would like to know more, please ask an ITSA member. Also, most dancers, singers, elders and staff are happy to help.
The Westminster Chamber Orchestra is pleased to announce its season-ending concert on Monday, April 21. Featured are the winners of the 2nd annual Concerto Competition:
Gordon Jacob: Bassoon Concerto (Kathleen Hunter, bassoon)
George Frideric Handel: “Tornami a vagheggiar” from Alcina (Kelli Burke-Gabossi, soprano)
David Popper: Hungarian Rhapsody (Chris Mansfield, cello)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5
Mark your calendars! The fun begins at 7:30 PM in the Vieve Gore Concert Hall on Westminster College campus. Purchase tickets online or at the door. $5 General admission. Westminster students/faculty/staff admitted free!