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Exhibition Features Dance and Film – 15 January 2013

Media Availability
15 January 2013
Geoffrey Fattah, 801.245.7205 (gfattah@utah.gov)
Communications Director, Utah Dept. of Heritage and Arts

“Arrivals/Departures” MEDIA AVAILABILITY – RSVP
Exhibition Features Dance and Film

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Arts & Museums invites you to an advance sneak peek performance of its new “Arrivals/Departures” exhibit at the Rio Gallery (330 S. Rio Grande). The exhibit opens the evening of January 18 during the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll and runs through March 8, 2013. All press is invited to a sneak peek before the opening to preview the exhibit on Wednesday, January 16, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

“Arrivals/Departures” is a group show curated by loveDANCEmore, featuring dance, film, and video during gallery hours and live performances. The various mediums explore the relationship between land and the dancing body. Various artists deal with landscape in general, while others tackle Utah local spaces – Sugarhouse Park, the Salt Flats, the Main Library and more.

“While linked topically, each artist uses diverse approaches,” noted Margaret Hunt, Director of Utah Arts & Museums. “Audiences might see a projected modern dance performance alongside a television where cowboy figurines dance to a ukulele cover of a Kanye West song. Some work is displayed using televisions and projection; some is displayed using QR codes and telescoping lenses.”

For more information, visit www.lovedancemore.org.

Check out the trailer of the exhibition: http://vimeo.com/54728599

This is a RSVP Media Availability. Please RSVP to Geoffrey Fattah at gfattah@utah.gov by noon Wednesday, January 16.

About the Department of Heritage and Arts
DHA’s mission is to enrich the quality of life for the people of Utah and nourish Utah’s economy. DHA creates, preserves, and promotes arts, heritage preservation and culture by offering a wide variety of programs through its six divisions: Utah State Library, Utah State History, Arts & Museums, Commission on Volunteers, Indian Affairs and Multicultural Affairs. By investing in Utah’s heritage, creative industries and diversity, DHA elevates Utah’s quality of life and contributes to Utah’s growing economy.