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What role do the arts play in society?

“The arts can guide us by the hand into the most complex worlds of thought about how we exist in the world,” says art historian Polly Nooter Roberts, a UCLA professor of world arts and cultures/dance, in “An Imaginative Offer,” a new film celebrating the arts. See the film here.

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Watch a short film from UCLA Undergraduate Education Initiatives featuring Dr. David Delgado Shorter from WACD. Click here to see the film. 

UCLA Fiat Lux Seminar: World Arts and Cultures (WL ARTS) 19 - Meditation for College Students
This one hour seminar introduces UCLA students to techniques for meditation. New and experienced students have opportunity to deepen their meditation practice and use those techniques to navigate both personal and academic environments.

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The UCLA Department of World Arts and Culture/Dance presents "Slamming Hunger” a storytelling performance. Students from Dan Froot’s “Slamming Hunger” course tell personal stories about hunger and food-insecuritiy on campus and beyond. We use oral history methodology to unearth our own relationships to food insecurity. We then learn the art of storytelling, using our personal narratives to explore the complexities of hunger, the invisible ways in which it is woven into our lives, and to help decrease the stigma of not being able to afford enough food. We have all been surprised at what we’ve found. You will be, too. See the trailer here.

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Hidden in Plain Bite: The Surprising Impact of Our Food Choices Talk by Nora Kramer, Factory Farm Awareness Coalition Hosted by UCLA Food & Social Justice Working Group Tuesday, October 25 2:00pm Kaufman 208 FREE

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Yes To Bodies 
Glorya Kaufman Dance Theater #200 ~ 10/28/16 @7PM ~ Features work choreographed and performed by WAC/D students as they thoughtfully investigate the relationships between body and mind, dancer and viewer, and art and life as inspired by Yvonne Rainer’s No Manifesto. FREE

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WACD grad student Bernard Brown featured in the Daily Bruin: Dancer challenges sexuality stereotypes through unique choreography. Click here to read the full story. Photo by Maryrose Kulick.

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MacArthur Fellow Kyle Abraham Joins UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance Faculty. Read the press release here. 

 

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WACD 2016 Hothouse welcomes Ali Kheradyar. Ali Kheradyar is an artist based in Los Angeles. Kheradyar attended New York University and received a Bachelor of Arts in Individualized Study, concentrating in dance, music, and performance. Kheradyar received a Master's in Performance Studies from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and an MFA in Art from the California Institute of the Arts.

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WACD 2016 Hothouse welcomes Myrrhia Rodriguez. Myrrhia is a Los Angeles-based queer, feminist, choreographer and dancer in process, developing, practicing, asking questions, and uncovering meaning with movement. She holds a BA in World Arts and Cultures/Dance from UCLA.

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Recent graduate Maria Diaz featured in the Daily Bruin. Maria's talks about the Fuego y Sabor Latino Dance organization & studio she co-directs. See the Daily Bruin article here.

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In this recent TEDx presentation entitled Beyond Winning WACD Professor Janet O'Shea shows us how physical play lets us to compete without needing to win and teaches us how to disagree with respect. See it here

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WACD's Jackie Lopez & Versa-Style featured in the Montana Standard. Read it here. Photo by George Simian. 

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WACD student Sandra Parra featured in the Daily Bruin. See the full story here. Photo by Laura Uzes.

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Check out a new short film by Mitchell Rose called "Exquiste Corps". Choreographic snippets by WACD faculty: David Rousseve, Vic Marks, Ann Carlson & Lionel Popkin. With music by WACD adjunct Robert Een.  42 American contemporary choreographers link together on a chain love letter to dance. See it here.

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Featuring new work by faculty artists Rennie Harris, Melinda Ring, Natsuo Tomita, and Ros Warby, the First Hand Faculty Concert is UCLA’s Department of WAC/D presentation of in-progress choreography. June 3rd 8pm, June 4th 8pm. Kaufman Hall Theater

Tickets are now available for purchase on Ticketmaster or through CTO.

http://www.ticketmaster.com/Kaufman-Hall-tickets-Los-Angeles/venue/90295?camefrom=CFC_UCLA_WORLDARTS

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Special Guest Lecture and Demonstration with Kyle Abraham
Tuesday May 10th
3pm
Kaufman 200

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UCLA World Arts and Cultures/Dance Presents Festival of Senior Projects- FOURTH WALL, Presenting Performance, Art and Scholarship Friday and Saturday at 3-8:30pm on May 13th & 14th in Glorya Kaufman Hall.  The 4 Ticketed performance programs will feature program A Fri. at 4 pm and Sat. at 7 pm, Program B Fri at 7 pm and Sat at 4 pm, with Open House exhibitions and workshops to attend before, and in between programs at 3-3:45pm and 6-6:45pm. Ticketing: $6 general. Purchase at Central Ticketing Office. 

 

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The 2016 Tongva After Dark Series opens with a spectacular, new, site-specific dance work by noted Los Angeles choreographer & WACD Chair Lionel Popkin. 

Tongva After Dark: Lionel Popkin's Inflatable Park ~ Wednesday, April 20, 2016 ~ 7:30pm - 8:30pm ~ Tongva Park ~ Santa Monica, CA

For more event info click here

 

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Exodus by WACD professor Rennie Harris coming soon to the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Costa Mesa. To read the Los Angeles Times review of the show click here. Photo by Barbara Davidson/ LA Times

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Professor Dan Froot awarded a National Performance Network Creation Fund commission, plus a Forth Fund award. Click here to read more about the project and the award.

 

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Fatal

April 8 at 8pm and 10pm 
April 9 at 8pm and 10pm

Conceived and choreographed by Dorothy Dubrule

Performances by Anton Lieberman, Daeun Jung, 
Devika Wickremesinghe, Donel Williams, Erin Schneider, and Jason Black
Sculptures by Jared Dyer
Live score composed and performed by Gabriel Slavitt

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Queer Arts Collective is UCLA's first gathering of LGBTQ identified artists looking to share their work in an inclusive and open space. This year we are teaming up with WACUS (World Arts and Culture's Undergraduate Society) and the LGBT Center at UCLA to make an event to contribute to the happenings of LGBTQ Awareness week at UCLA. For the duration of LGBTQ Awareness week (April 11th-15th) QAC will convert the Glorya Kaufman Hall's Rainbow Lounge into a curated exhibition of LGBTQ artist at UCLA.

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ONDA
Apr. 1 & 2, 8 p.m. | Glorya Kaufman Hall
World Arts & Cultures / Dance

ONDA is a showcase of interdisciplinary performance works from two experimental choreographers and M.F.A. candidates: Julio Medina explores gender identity within Latino culture, and Luis Tentindo presents a solo performance with a unique take on puppet/object theater, and a collaboration with choreographer, Bernard Brown. MFA3 Upstarts Series.

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UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance invites applications for Hothouse 2016 …providing work space for Los Angeles choreographers in the creation of new work Purpose:
 UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance is pleased to announce the tenth annual Hothouse Program scheduled for August 22-Sept 9, 2016. The “Hothouse” concept was developed by UCLA faculty member Victoria Marks to support the creation of new work by Los Angeles choreographers and to encourage interactive exchange during the creative process.

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WACD alumna Jackie Oka aims to choreograph change through honoring hip-hop culture. Photo by Diana Chen/Daily Bruin. See the full story here.

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WACD graduate Yehuda Sharim teaches an undergraduate course at Rice University called Art and Activism: Critical Study of Hope in Times of Crisis. photo by Tommy LaVergne | Rice University. Yehuda is featured in the current issue of Rice Magazine. Click here to read the article. 

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Polly Nooter Roberts featured in UCLA School of the Arts & Architecture's Day in the Life. Click here to read

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February 10, 2016
The UCLA Art & Global Health Center Proudly Presents:
Mouth-watering Valentine’s Celebration with the UCLA Sex Squad!

photo by Claire Hoch-Frohman

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WACSmash 2016
Every year since 2000, WACSmash has been a product of the undergraduates in the Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance, serving as the only interdisciplinary live arts showcase featuring only work created by undergrads.

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The World Arts and Cultures/Dance Graduate Student Organization presents People Watching, a works-in-progress dance concert featuring choreography by Bernard Brown, Casey Brown, and Darrian O’Reilly.

Friday, Feb. 26
8 p.m.
“People Watching”
Glorya Kaufman Hall, Glorya Kaufman Dance Theater (Room 200)
Price: Free

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Peter Nabokov: The Origin Myth of Acoma Pueblo and How The World Moves: The Odyssey of an American Indian Family -  Book Talk - Thursday January 21, 2016 from 4:00- 6:00 p.m. in the UCLA Department of History Conference Room at 6275 Bunche Hall.

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WACD alum Meena Murugesan wins Bessie Award

Bessie Awards -The New York Dance and Performance Awards OUTSTANDING VISUAL DESIGN: Mimi Lien, Peiy...
Lula Washington on KCET

Lula Washington on KCET

For Lula and Erwin Washington, the Lula Washington Dance Theatre is more than just a building or st...
Shweta Saraswat joins ACTA

Shweta Saraswat joins ACTA

After National Search, ACTA Welcomes Three Exceptional Staff Members. Not often does a small organi...
 Jade Robertson  TEDxTalks

Jade Robertson TEDxTalks

Dance is my ministry | Jade Robertson | TEDxUCLA What would the world look like if we all became ch...
Shamell Bell TEDxTalks

Shamell Bell TEDxTalks

Becoming a lighthouse: co-choreographing our movements | Shamell Bell | TEDxUCLA How does dance rev...
Nia Love

Nia Love

Nia Love featured in Dance Magazine's "Meet the Black Women Who Paved the Way for Postmodern Dance ...
Maya Zellman

Maya Zellman

Meet Maya Zellman (WACD BA 2005) of Maya’s Brigadeiro Brazilian Sweets in Sherman Oaks featured i...
Elyan Hill - Ghana

Elyan Hill - Ghana

This past summer from August 9-13th a couple of WAC/D students and a student who graduated from the...
Jeremy Peretz - AAA Prize

Jeremy Peretz - AAA Prize

  One of our great Culture and Performance PhD students, Jeremy Peretz, has just won second pri...
Dr. Neelima Jeychandran - Indian Ocean

Dr. Neelima Jeychandran - Indian Ocean

 Recent Culture and Performance PhD, Dr. Neelima Jeychandran, will participate in the UCLA Fowl...