Tag Archives: Cultural

Dickens’ Christmas Festival

Utah Annual Dickens’ Christmas Fair

Transport yourself to another place and time, as the sights and sounds of nineteenth-century London come alive at the Dickens’ Christmas Festival! Shop for that special, one-of-a-kind gift, as you stroll the streets of Olde England and enjoy entertainers in period costumes filling the holiday air with carols. Mini-productions of Charles Dickens’ “Scrooge” and “Oliver Twist”, and many more performing groups, combine to bring your family the spirit of Christmas past and present.

  • Local Boutiques
  • Shopping
  • Handcrafted Goods
  • Live Entertainment
  • Christmas Shops
  • Seasonal Treats

November 30–Dec 3, 2022, 10 am–9 pm

Dickens Christmas Festival
Dixie Convention Center, St. George

Martial Arts Festival

Capoeira, Martial Arts, Afro-Brazilian, Salt Lake City, Winter Batizado, Utah

Capoeira is a unique and vibrant Afro-Brazilian martial art that cultivates movement, culture, music, and philosophy. Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art that includes elements of physical and mental strength, beauty, and power. M. Jamaika often refers to capoeira as a “complete martial art” in that it encompasses a vast spectrum of movement and culture; it incorporates kicks, ground movements, self-defense, acrobatics, music, and tradition.

It is played in a circle, or roda, with two members engaging in various attacks and defenses while maintaining a melodic fluidity. These movements are driven by the rhythms emanating from the roda’s instruments and vocal songs. Capoeira was created by African slaves in Brazil over 500 years ago, and through Mestre Bimba and others, has since become a recognized art form. Capoeira can be done by anyone of any age or size, and its benefits are evident in all who take it on. It is a beautiful expression, which is best understood through active experience.

Mondays, Wednesdays, 5–7:30 pm

Trolly Square Performances
602 E 500 S, Salt Lake City, UT

Salt Lake Capoeira Studio
West, 663 100 S, Salt Lake City, UT

Tribal Rhythms: Drumming Lessons

Explore the basics of drumming. Traditional African rhythms and djembe techniques will be taught. We will have a facilitated drum circle, so you can get playing and have fun!

High-quality African drums (djembes) and instruments will be supplied for class use. Or you may bring your own to play.

Mondays 4–5 pm

Eccles Community Art Center
2580 Jefferson Avenue Ogden

Belly Dancing

Utah Belly Dancing

Fat Chance Belly Dance with Candace Baker
Tuesdays 2022, 5:30–6:30 pm
Eccles Community Art Center, Ogden

Performances

Utah Summer Dance Festival 
August 6, 2022, 11 am–9 pm 
Liberty Park, Salt Lake

Dancers

  • Desert Journey Dance Company
  • Desert Orchid
  • Eastern Arts
  • Shahravar

Belly Dancing Schools

  • SLCbellydance
  • Desert Journey School of Dance
  • Desert Orchid
  • Eastern Arts

Utah Cultural Celebration Center

Utah Cultural Celebration Center - West Valley City, Utah, Art Gallery, Live Music Venue, Performing Art Center, Concerts

The Utah Cultural Celebration Center is dedicated to enriching and strengthening communities by promoting the expression of the arts, education, opportunities for economic development, and the celebration of human diversity.

The center is committed to:

  • The preservation and perpetuation of cultural traditions
  • Creating a setting for cultural exchange and experience
  • Promoting the visual and performing arts as well as the humanities
  • Encouraging education through creative thinking and experiential learning
  • Enhancing opportunities for economic development
  • Providing a social infrastructure for networking within the community
  • Establishing a ‘home’ for diverse artistic achievement.

The Center is designed to strengthen a sense of unity among the people of the Wasatch Front by highlighting cultural wealth and creativity and offering a forum to celebrate our residents’ talents in music, dance, performance, and visual arts. Providing a place where family and friends can come together, and where cultural arts are nurtured, promoted, and celebrated.

Utah Cultural Celebration Center
1355 West 3100 South West Valley City, Utah 84119

Utah Center for Arts

The Utah Center for Arts  hosts art exhibits from renowned and  emerging artists with over 9000 sq ft. of exhibition space. The UAA (Utah Arts Alliance) also hosts poetry readings, independent film screenings, live music, dance performances, plays and more.

  • Center Gallery Monthly Exhibitions.
  • Artist Studios for Photographers, Painters, Sculptors, Musicians and Actors.
  • Salt Lake Capoeira, Brazilian Martial Arts and Cultural Organization.
  • SLC Photo Club, the UAA’s free group for photographers.
  • Rubaiyat Dance Company
  • Mothermoon Expressive Therapy
  • Musicgarage.org The UAA’s music performance program for youth and adults.
  • Salsa Dancing Classes.
  • Slam Poetry Events.
  • Incendiary Circus, Fire Dancing Group, with free lessons bi-weekly.
  • Modern Dance and Movement classes for adults and kids.
  • The Center Stage, hosts productions from community and touring theater groups

Utah Arts Alliance
SLC Arts Hub
663 West 100 South
Salt Lake City, Utah

Highland Dancing

Highland | Scottish | Celtic | Irish

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Dance Schools

Scariff School of Irish Dance  9854 S 700 E, Sandy

Dance Companies

Musicians

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The term Highland dance or Highland dancing is used today to refer to a style of athletic solo dancing which developed in the Gaelic Highlands of Scotland. Highland dance evolved into its current form during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in the context of competitions at public events (namely Highland games), where it is often performed to the accompaniment of Highland bagpipe music. Highland dancers wear specialized shoes called ghillies.

Highland dance has been subject to many influences from outside the Highlands. For example, it has been heavily influenced by the urban aesthetics of the patrons and judges of dance competitions since the nineteenth century. All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License – Wikipedia