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    Our curriculum emphasizes working in and with communities across the globe.

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    MA/PhD in Culture and Performance

    WACD emphasizes interdisciplinary and intercultural research on performance and creativity.

  • Art & Global Health Center at UCLA

    Art & Global Health Center at UCLA

    Founded in 2006, the Art & Global Health Center at UCLA seeks to nurture a global network of artists, advocates and experts working in the realm of public health.

  • Peter

    Many of our students study critical curatorial practices, asking how art is shown, shared, and produced in local and global contexts.

  • World Arts Field Studies

    World Arts Field Studies

    Our student engage in intensive explorations of diverse communities, locally, nationally, and internationally.

  • Weaving

    Our BA degree in World Arts and Culture provides courses in visual studies, community arts and activism, as well as ethnographic practices.

  • Shorter

    Among the performances we study, ritual provides a particular insight into people's world views. 

  • WACD

    WACD

    WORLD ARTS AND CULTURES/DANCE—the name itself expresses a commitment to cross-cultural understanding through the arts.

  • Kevin

    MFA in Dance

    The MFA in Dance offers opportunities to engage multiple movement practices as students work on pioneering research in the form of new choreography. Here, MFA student Kevin Williamson showcases his project on masculinity, intimacy, and internalized homophobia.

  • Art & Global Health Center at UCLA

    Art & Global Health Center at UCLA

    Founded in 2006, the Art & Global Health Center at UCLA seeks to nurture a global network of artists, advocates and experts working in the realm of public health.

On Java, a Creative Explosion in an Ancient City. Alum Martinus Miroto featured in the 02/11/19 NY Times. Click here to read article. 

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INTERSECTIONS-WACD Senior Projects Showcase 2017 highlights the creativity of 23 graduating seniors in the World Arts and Cultures/Dance department. This multidisciplinary program includes presentations ranging from dance, spoken word, and musical performances to film, visual art exhibitions, arts ethnography, and community engagement. These culminating projects provide WAC and Dance students with the opportunity to engage in exploratory processes of art making and intellectual inquiry, and to traverse the boundaries between individual creative expression, cross-cultural understanding, and social activism.

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The WACD Upstarts Series presents choreographer Sarah Jacobs’ “Fugit Tempus”.  In an entirely cardboard world, seven women and one skeleton construct and deconstruct the body and built environment, dancing across disciplines of urban planning, Los Angeles history, anatomy and visual art. Venue: Glorya Kaufman Hall, Amber Studio Theater (Room 208)
Cost: $15 general admission/$8 student Date: May 5 & 6 @ 8pm

 

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The Los Angeles Times features three WACD students: Shamelle Bell, Bernard Brown, & Jade Robertson in an article about Street Dance Activism. Click here to read the story. 

 

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