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
viz Zoom (attendees who register on Eventbrite will be sent a zoom link)
Genevieve Carson is a director, choreographer, dancer, and educator originally from Juneau, Alaska who now resides in Los Angeles. She is currently the Artistic Director of LA Contemporary Dance Company (LACDC). Genevieve’s work has spanned across North America, the Philippines, Argentina, Sweden and New Zealand. She has worked extensively as a choreographer and director in both the commercial and concert dance worlds. Her work is often focused on the human condition. She approaches her dancers as unique individuals in each process, aiming to expose the distinctive vulnerabilities, quirks, and beautiful idiosyncrasies that each performer possesses, while challenging them and pushing them out of their comfort zone. Her work has been commissioned and produced by the US Embassies of Buenos Aires and Auckland, ODC Theater, The Luckman Fine Arts Complex, UC Santa Barbara, the LA Convention Center, Musco Center for the Arts, Coachella Valley Repertory Theater, UC Irvine, the Mall of Asia Arena, Dance Camera West, Laguna Dance Festival, and the Standard Hotel.
Her award-winning dance film work has been screened at a multitude of festivals, including Cannes Film Festival and Mexico City Videodance Festival . Her commercial choreographic collaborations include Foster the People, Earth Harp Collective (for Super Bowl XLIX), Funny or Die, Adult Swim and Comedy Central. Additional commercial credits include the Emmys, Samsung, BENCH, Cotton On, TEDx, Saks 5th Avenue, Hikvision USA and music videos for Justin Bieber, Active Child, Blood Orange, K -Pop star Sulli, Low, Saint Motel, Vitamin String Quartet and French pop artist TESS. She has been a guest lecturer and instructor at Chapman University, Cal Arts, Cal State Long Beach, UC Santa Barbara, University of Auckland, University of the Philippines, and Peridance Studios in NYC. Additionally, she has been on faculty at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) since 2012, where she teaches technique and composition classes and directs concerts. Genevieve graduated Cum Laude with a BFA in Dance Performance from Chapman University.
Genevieve Carson – Photo by Taso Papadakis