Season XXXVI Volume 18 Issue 1 January-December 2021



Home Movies and Other Family Secrets Concert (1991)

Sarah Hudelson, Michael Larkin, and
Lori Hunter
Photo: Video Still

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National Advisory Board

Charles Amirkhanian
Executive Director
Other Minds Festival
San Francisco, CA

Jeff Carpenter
Multimedia Specialist, NCSA
Urbana Champaign, IL

Kent Christensen
New York, NY

Karly Rothenberg
Faculty Member and
Industry Event Coordinator
AMDA College & Conservatory
Sun Valley, CA

Utah Advisory Board

Pauline Blanchard
The Pauline Blanchard Trust

Wayne Bradford
Systems Administrator
University of Utah

Harold Carr
Software Architect
Oracle Corporation

Board of Directors

Kathy Valburg
Another Language President
Ice Skating Director

Sylvia Ring
Retired OR Nurse

Jan Abramson
University of Utah
Office of Sponsored Projects
Sponsored Projects Officer


Jimmy Miklavcic
Founding Co-Director

Elizabeth Miklavcic
Founding Co-Director



Another Language Performing Arts Company's Art-of-the-Month was created to publicly feature a variety of visual art expressions created by the directors of Another Language. Exhibiting abstract acrylic to digital paintings, and running the gambit in-between, this gallery exhibition offers the viewer an online gallery experience with a new addition each month. The Art-of-the-Month web program began September 2010, and features a variety of paintings, showing a body of work spanning decades. Extensive visual art galleries are available to supporting members in the Membership area of the website.

I Had This Thought (2018)
By Jimmy Miklavcic

All At Once (2020)
By Jimmy Miklavcic

Everything Is Happening (2020) By Jimmy Miklavcic

Grief (2021) By Jimmy Miklavcic

The first work, I Had This Thought. (2018) was created on Wacom's Digital Studio Pro with Corel Painter 2018 software. The other three works were created on the Apple iPAD Air with ArtStudio Pro software. All Jimmy's paintings are expressions of his state of being at the time the painting is in process. They are inspired by significant events that have happened, sites that have been visited, or social and emotional experiences.


Slickrock - September 26, 1992
Photo: Screen Capture
Pictured: Tina Karlsson,
Ryan Sales, and Jeannine Chan
Another Language Performing Arts Company was invited early in 1992 by Tina Karlsson to participate in a site-specific project in Boulder, Utah. The landscape is now known as Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument which Bill Clinton designated on September 18, 1996 under the Antiquities Act. Her idea was to create a structured improvisational modern dance work immersed in the high desert environment.
Approximately a five hour drive south from Salt Lake City, the Company traveled in a 1987 Chevy Astro van with no back seats to her ranch house in Boulder, Utah on September 25, 1992. We literally just had to walk across the newly paved street from her home to our performance location on the slick rock hills.
We had two rehearsals on the 26th. The goal of the first rehearsal was to experiment with ideas, map out a concept, develop a basic structure, and share some movement ideas for some moments of commonality within the dance. The second rehearsal in the middle of the day, was a dress rehearsal where we took the previously developed ideas from beginning to end and then refined some of the ideas based on how the rehearsal felt. In the early evening around 5:00pm the performance was held where members of the community were invited, free of charge, to experience Slickrock.
The dancers emanate from various places on the side of the hill. They come together and go on a journey in the desert, and then dissolve back into the petrified sand dune from which they emerged. The slick rock that the dancers performed on was a lot steeper than it looks on the video. Even though it was September, it was still very hot, and by the time the performance came around, after two physically challenging rehearsals, the Company was pretty tired. Performance adrenaline kicked in and all the participants had a transformational experience of connection with the stunning environment and each other. The company is forever grateful to have been involved in this project. It was an incredible adventure.
Participants included Ryan Sales on his first project with Another Language, company veterans Jeannine Chan and Michael Larkin, special guest Tina Karlsson, and Founding Co-Director Elizabeth Miklavcic as performers. Founding Co-Director Jimmy Miklavcic was in charge of video documentation.
Editing this video was a challenge, there were many technical issues to address. Approximately fifteen years ago Jimmy Miklavcic began working on this piece, and just as editing would progress, life and/or other projects would take priority. The video was picked up and put aside many times. Adobe After Effects was used to stabilize the hand held camera shake. (Image stabilization is much better in modern cameras.) It was shot on a Canon L1 Hi 8 Camcorder and the final product of this documentation has a lot of resolution issues. Twenty-nine years later the Company is pleased to be able to provide this recently completed documentation of Slickrock.
By Elizabeth Miklavcic - Founding Co-Director

Slickrock - September 26, 1992
Photo: Screen Capture
Pictured: Michael Larkin, Tina Karlsson,
Elizabeth Miklavcic, Jeannine Chan, Ryan Sales

Eglantine - 30th Anniversary
Eglantine (woman in black) is based on the mystery of roses. The character, Eglantine and the rose are one and the same. When the rose is manipulated, so is Eglantine. The work symbolizes a loss of purity, but always with the hope and knowledge that for each death there is a renewal.
Eglantine was created and performed by Elizabeth Miklavcic, with videography and editing by Jimmy Miklavcic, wig by Tamara Cobus, and skirt design by Sarah Hudelson. The video also featured company dancers Angie Head, Chara Huckins, Sarah Hudelson and Michael Larkin.
This multimedia performance debuted October 30, 1991 at the Another Language Performance Studio. The creation of this work was funded by the Salt Lake Arts Council. Eglantine was performed for Another Language's annual concert, Another Language In Concert March 6-15, 1992, and it was screened at the 1992 Dance and Technology Conference in Madison, Wisconsin. Eglantine was also performed at the Salt Lake Art Center, as part of Elizabeth's nomination for the Utah Arts Council's 1991-1992 Visual Artist Fellowship Competition, View of Nine.
Eglantine Created & Performed by Elizabeth Miklavcic Photo by John Brandon

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