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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Exhibit: “Arrivals/Departures” Features Dance and Film @ Utah Arts & Museums Rio Gallery: Jan 18 - March 8 (SLC)

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For immediate release               Alyssa Hickman Grove, 801.236.7548
8 January 2013                          Constituent Relations & Media, Utah Arts & Museums

Geoffrey Fattah, 801.245.7205
Communications Director, Utah Dept. of Heritage and Arts

“Arrivals/Departures” Opens January 18 at Rio Gallery
Exhibition Features Dance and Film

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Arts & Museums announces the exhibition “Arrivals/Departures” at the Rio Gallery (330 S. Rio Grande). The exhibition opens January 18 and runs through March 8, 2013. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Performances will take place during the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll on January 18 and February 21.

“Arrivals/Departures” is a group show curated by loveDANCEmore, featuring dance film and video during gallery hours and live performance during Gallery Strolls on January 18 and February 21. The film, video and performance explore the relationship between land and the dancing body. Some artists deal with landscape in general, while others tackle 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.”

Artists include:
Juan Aldape, a Salt Lake-based choreographer pursuing a master’s degree abroad and engaging in geographic research in collaboration with Edward Pultar, a professor at the University of Utah.

Ellen Bromberg, a renowned artist and professor of dance at the University of Utah, where she is also the coordinator of the Multimedia Performance Lab and Screendance Certificate.

Sam Hanson, a dance filmmaker whose work has recently been screened at the Main Library and the Fear No Film Festival in Salt Lake.

Prentice Whitlow, a former dancer with Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company.

Ashley Anderson, a Salt Lake-based artist whose work has been seen previously at the Kitchen in New York City, the American Dance Festival in North Carolina and many national venues.

Diana Crum, a Brooklyn-based dance artist. She was an artist-in-residence through loveDANCEmore in 2011 and made “Yellow” at the Main Library, where it was filmed by Danielle Short, a filmmaker and former graduate student at the University of Utah.

David Rousseve, an acclaimed California-based filmmaker who has shown his work at numerous national festivals (including the Salt Lake Film Festival). He has also staged his dances for Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company.

Erin Kaser Romero, a Salt Lake-based choreographer who regularly performs with Movement Forum.

Karinne Keithley Syers, a 2011 artist-in-residence with loveDANCEmore who has previously had her films screened at numerous national venues, including PS122 in New York City.

Adrienne Westwood, a New York-based choreographer who has shown her project “Little Films” at many national venues, including Trolley Square and UMOCA locally.

loveDANCEmore is the community events branch of Ashley Anderson Dances, a 501c3 organization. loveDANCEmore has produced dance film galleries and screenings since 2010 and is dedicated to showcasing the work of local dance artists alongside national/international collaborators with Utah ties. For more information, visit www.lovedancemore.org.

About Utah Arts & Museums
Utah Arts & Museums is a division of the Utah Department of Heritage and Arts with a goal to promote innovation in and the growth of Utah’s arts and culture community. The division provides funding, education, and technical services to individuals and organizations statewide so that all Utahns, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or economic status, can access, understand, and receive the benefits of arts and culture. Additional information on the programs and services can be found at artsandmuseums.utah.gov or by calling 801.236.7555.

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