CALLING ALL DANCERS!
On the occasion of UCLA’s centennial celebration, the Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance (WACD) is opening its studio doors and emphasizing the public in public university.
Professional/university-level dancers from within the UCLA student body and beyond are invited to join us for a series of free two-hour dance workshops with leading choreographers and dance-makers, enabling students to create stronger connections within the dance world and explore ideas and techniques together.
Curated by WACD professor and MacArthur Fellow Kyle Abraham, workshops will take place on the first Saturday of every month from March to June. Capacity for each workshop is limited to 35 participants; preregistration is strongly encouraged.
FREE DANCE WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
Saturday, Mar. 7: Kyle Abraham
Saturday, Apr. 4: Micaela Taylor
Saturday, May 2: Genevieve Carson
Saturday, Jun. 6: Jacob Jonas
All workshops are from 12 pm – 2 pm
Due to Covid-19 workshops will take place via Zoom. Attendees who register via Eventbrite will be sent a link the Friday prior to the workshop.
Jacob Jonas is a choreographer, creative director and the Artistic Director of Jacob Jonas The Company. As a choreographer, his works have been presented at the Kennedy Center, Hollywood Bowl, Lincoln Center, Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts as Company-in-Residence. Jacob has collaborated with artists including Kanye West, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Emmanuel Lubezki, Vanessa Beecroft, and Liam Young. He has partnered with brands including Nike, James Perse, Sony, and The Getty Museum. As a filmmaker, his works have premiered on NOWNESS and in festivals including Dance Camera West, Dance on Camera and San Francisco Dance Film Festival. Jacob has been named “one of eight innovative movers and shakers of LA’s vibrant arts scene” by Angeleno Magazine, “Best New Force in L.A Dance” by LA Weekly, "30 Under 30” by Jewish Journal and was featured on the cover of LALA Magazine’s Spring 2019 issue. Jacob founded his company in 2014 with partner Jill Wilson and lighting designer Will Adashek to bring dance to a wider audience through collaboration, performance, media, and education.
Photo by Djeneba-Aduayom.