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Blue Man Group runs workshop for Salt Lake Arts Academy students

Published: Wednesday, April 2 2014 3:01 p.m. MDT

A video is shown during a Blue Man Group workshop at the Salt Lake Arts Academy in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Blue Man Group is best known for their wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts.

Laura Seitz, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — Music and theater students from Salt Lake Arts Academy got a visit from the popular Blue Man Group on Wednesday.

Group members Jesse Nolan, Brian Tavener and Anthony Riscica worked with students on nonverbal acting and percussion-based music exercises on.

The workshop included learning about the personality of the “blue man” – how music informs his response and how his actions inform the music.

The group also shared video clips to give context for students not familiar with the show.

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