Dancers explore Utah’s wild landscapes in ‘Traverse’

Six dancers. One choreographer. Five days in Utah’s wild landscapes.

An Explorer Corps anniversary adventure

Lifelong Utah residents and committed road trippers, Francene and Kenneth Spencer ticked off 2,500 miles in 15 days.

A massive line of cars wait in traffic to enter Zion National Park in the southern part of Utah in the United States. Midway in the line of traffic is a sign with the park’s name on it. In the background is a cliff of red rocks that the region is known for. Green trees tower over the cars.

The rise of ‘Zoom Towns’ in the rural west

COVID-19 has accelerated a trend of rapid growth in western gateway communities. This “amenity migration” is causing urgent planning challenges.


University of Utah student’s photography featured in two award-winning film productions.