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Glyph Collaborators

Join us for a collaboration between students and faculty of Department of Modern Dance and the School of Architecture + Planning as well as the Natural History Museum of Utah. 

A site-specific, multi-media performance that embodies time and the human drive to mark existence.

Performed Wednesday, February 13 and 20, 2013
Each evening is performed as a continuous event from 7 to 8:45 p.m. The audience is invited to walk among the performers throughout the Canyon and the Past Worlds Gallery.


Director, Ellen Bromberg
Recipient of a University of Utah 2012 Distinguished Innovation and Impact Award, Ellen Bromberg is the founding director of the International Screendance Festival, and director of the Graduate Certificate in Screendance, in collaboration with the Department of Film & Media Arts. She received funding for Glyph through the College of Fine Arts Creative Research Fund, Department of Modern dance and the University Research Committee.

New Media Designer, Jim Agutter
Director of the Design Program in the College of Architecture + Planning, Assistant Professor of Architecture, and Director of the Patient Experience Innovation Lab and CEO of Applied Medical Visualizations. His research work has focused on the application of 2D and 3D design concepts to large scale, real-­‐time data environments. 

Student Assistant, Elliott Francis

Composer, Ryan Ross Smith
Composer and sound artist currently pursuing a PhD in Electronic Arts at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, and has collaborated with Professor Bromberg on two previous performance projects.

Research Assistant, Amanda Newman 
Modern Dance student Amanda Newman received funding to assist with Glyph through the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program, a program that provides undergraduate students and faculty members the opportunity to work together on research or creative projects. Newman, who is also performing in the piece, said of the work, “It's been a remarkable opportunity to be part of a creative process and performance that escapes the walls of the dance studio and stretches beyond the curtains of the traditional stage. To bring my own story and choreography into a performance space filled with such beautiful history and compelling technology has been challenging but so, so satisfying.”


Performers/Collaborators:
Katherine Adler, Florian Alberge, Grace Cheney, Amy Freitas, Michael Garber, Krista Hedrick, Molly Heller, Kylie Lloyd, Eiby Lobos, Samantha Matsukawa, Amanda Newman, Wenting Sun, Emma Wilson, Melissa Wiseman

Special Thanks to Paulmichael Maxfield, Stephanie Smith, Patti Carpenter, Jill Schwartz, Steve Rasmussen, Sara Pickett, Alyssa Tolman, Ben Estabrook, and Alliant Events, Satu Hummasti, Ben Mielke 

Glyph is presented in partnership by:
Natural History Museum of Utah

University of Utah College of Fine Arts
University of Utah Department of Modern Dance

Funded in Part by College of Fine Arts Research Fund
, University Research Committee, 
University of Utah Department of Modern Dance. Additional support provided by the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts and Parks Fund.