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NOW-ID Send up Holiday Classic With it's 'Not Cracker'

Art, Salt Lake City, Theatre & DanceJesse WalkerComment

One part holiday party, one part performance. Interdisciplinary Dance Company NOW-ID - in partnership with UMOCA, Artemis and the B-Boy Federation present their own twist on E.T.A. Hoffmann's 1816 holiday horror fantasy.

It's Not Cracker is a new, abbreviated, contemporary rendition of The Nutcracker, evoking the original in familiarity and seasonality, but reaches further toward the unique, humorous, diverse and seriousness of the original tale. An extended Tchaikovsky suite will be remixed and complimented by DJ Artemis, paired with dancers Brad Beakes, Tara McArthur and the B-Boy Federation corps.

Celebrate the season with us on December 16 & 17 at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art main gallery (amid the works of OBJECT(ED), in its final days) for complimentary gløgg, and choreography by Charlotte Boye-Christensen and collaborators. Dynamic contrasts in setting, music, and dance will leave you with a new perspective on the holidays.

December 16 and 17, 2016.
6:30 PM - Mingling and Gløgg.  
7:30 PM - Performance

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Life in a Rural Town

Design & Architecture, Journal, Photography, TravelJesse WalkerComment

I'm just returning from a four day trip to Green River, Utah for a Summer Summit with CUAC director Adam Bateman where I played at an alien themed party with Rob Loucks (DJ Orographic) of Bridge Club in Portland, met a lot of talented architects, artists and community activists. We learned about Epicenter's mission of sustainable cultural and community engagement in rural towns, enjoying presentations and doing some service projects, all while getting unplugged from the real world for a minute. It was a pretty amazing experience! Thanks to everyone at Epicenter for bringing us down. Hope to see you all very soon.

'FLIGHT' at The Leonardo

Design & Architecture, Salt Lake City, PhotographyJesse Walker1 Comment
Early concept and branding for FLIGHT by Contact Design.

Early concept and branding for FLIGHT by Contact Design.

FLIGHT, the Leonardo's first permanent exhibit in Salt Lake City has finally debuted. I was proud to work on the initial branding of FLIGHT, but the real heroes are the people behind the scenes at the Leo, Creative Services Bureau and Merit Medical who had the crazy dream of putting two retired airplanes inside the main hall of a brutalist style building. It's a must see! You can read more about the entire process here.

More information at Theleonardo.org