For more information go the Braithwaite webpage: www.suu.edu/pva/artgallery
On October 14, 2009 President Michael Benson announced that Southern Utah University will have a new cornerstone on campus: the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA). This 28,000 square feet, state-of-the-art museum, to be located on the corner of 300 West and University Boulevard will boast 10 times the exhibition space of the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery. The 10,000 square feet of exhibition space composed of several individual galleries, including the relocation of the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery. The Museum will aslo host traveling exhibits from around the world, house the special collection of work by southern Utah artist Jim Jones and rotate exhibits from the University’s permanent art collection.
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2009-10 Ballroom Dance Season
The SUU Ballroom Dance Company has had an incredible fall semester from start to finish. The Company opened the year with record attendance at their auditions with more than 250 students auditioning to become part of the performing company. The company added a fourth ensemble this year increasing the size to 96 participants as a result of this interest.
Fall semesters 2009 major performance of the Ballroom Dance Company was the World of Dance that took place at the Heritage Center Theatre. Combined with nine other SUU performing ensembles,
this outstanding showcase was a hit to all that attended.
The highlight of fall 2009 the Ballroom Dance Company came when the touring ensemble traveled to Columbus Ohio to compete against 51 other Universities for the US Collegiate Ballroom Dance Championships. This was the first time SUU had ever participated in this competition. The SUU Ballroom Dance Company won both US Collegiate Formation titles in both Latin American and Standard Ballroom Dancing. This is an incredible achievement for the Southern Utah University Ballroom Dance Company.
The SUU Ballroom Dance Company looks forward to an incredible semester spring 2010 with highlight productions such as
the 4th Annual Dancing with the Stars, the end of year showcase “Simply Ballroom”, SUU’s second annual Junior Ballroom program as well as performances throughout the west coast.
(Photos: Top: James Newcomb (left) as Viscount de Valvert and Brian Vaughn as Cyrano de Bergerac
in the Utah Shakespearean Festival’s 2008 production of Cyrano de Bergerac.
Photo by Karl Hugh. Copyright Utah Shakespearean Festival 2008.
Middle: Students prepare BFA Portfolio Show '09 by Dominic Yeager
Bottom: 2008-09 Ballroom Dance Company by Karl Hugh)