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Robert Een at the Brooklyn Central Library

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WACD's Robert Een will be performing Sunday, November 2 at 4pm at Brooklyn Central Library.
First solo concert in New York in five years!

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d. Sabela Grimes named 2014 United States Artists Fellow

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d. Sabela Grimes named 2014 United States Artists Fellow

Read the notice here: http://www.unitedstatesartists-2014fellows.org/#/d-sabela-grimes/

2014 United States Artists Fellows Announced Artists receive $50,000 unrestricted grants across 8 disciplines October 13, 2014 - United States Artists (USA) is pleased to announce the 34 new USA Fellows for 2014. Each artist or collaborative will receive an award of $50,000 to support his or her practice and professional development, opening up exciting creative possibilities through the transformative power of unrestricted financial support.

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Jeremy Pertz in Guyanese News

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WAC/D MA/PhD student Jeremy Peretz in Guyanese News. 

Culture and Performance MA/PhD student Jeremy Peretz was featured in a photo in Guyana’s Stabroek News in an article addressing the President’s recent visit to Los Angeles.

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Julio Ulises Medina

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WACD MFA student Julio Ulises Medina featured in the New York Times. See the full story here: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/16/upshot/a-national-admissions-office-for-low-income-strivers.html?_r=1&abt=0002&abg=1#

UCLA Dance Ethnology alums at the 28th Symposium of ICTM's Study Group Dance on Ethnochoreology, held in Croatia

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UCLA Dance Ethnology alums at the 28th Symposium of ICTM's Study Group Dance on Ethnochoreology, held in Croatia

from left to right:

Edith (Edy) Greenblatt, Elsie Ivancich Dunin, Jan Elliott, Allegra Fuller Snyder, Nadine Dougan Krstic, Miriam Phillips, Anne von Bibra Wharton -- (missing from photo: Helene Eriksen).

Permission granted by Pegge Vissicaro, photographer of picture taken 10 July 2014.

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Review: African Cosmos: Stellar Arts

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LACMA's African Cosmos: Stellar Arts exhibit organized by WACD's Dr. Mary (Polly) Nooter Roberts is reviewed by ArtDaily. Read it here: http://artdaily.com/news/72345/First-major-exhibition-to-explore-the-historical-legacy-of-African-cultural-astronomy-opens-at-LACMA#.U_umlUhbuHl

Review: Kevin Williamson's Lost Boys

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MFA candidate Kevin Williamson's Lost Boy recieves outstanding review. Check it out here: http://www.heatherdance.com/2014/08/the-lost-boys.html

Leenora Lee Celebrates 7th Anniversary Season

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OPENING THIS WEEK! WACD BA alum Lenora Lee ('98)-- 7th anniversary season in San Francisco. For more information and tickets click here: http://www.lenoraleedance.com/2014/07/lenora-lee-dance-7th-anniversary-season-926-105/

Peter Sellars in the New York Times

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WACD Professor Peter Sellars directed only one of two productions of "A Midsummers Night's Dream" at the Stratford Skakespeare Festival, but his touch can be seen on both.  Read full story here: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/13/theater/beyond-shakespeares-wildest-dreams.html?emc=eta1&_r=0

WACD Choreographers featured in LA Weekly

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WACD adjunct professors Wilfried Souly and D. Sabela grimes performances at the New Original Works Festival are featured in the LA Weekly. Read it here: http://www.laweekly.com/2014-08-07/theater/redcats-new-original-works-festival-from-a-table-puppet-show-to-a-hip-hop-ballet/

Photo credit: "Saana/the Foreigner", by Wilfried Souly. Presented as part of REDCAT’s New Original Works Festival, 2014. Photo by Steve Gunther © CalArts.

Stardust @ CSULB 09/27/14

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Sat, Sept. 27, 2014 at 8pm
Carpenter Performing Arts Center
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“...a transcendent coming-of-age tale... #plz go.”
-Victoria Looseleaf, The LA Times

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Zipporah Lax Yamamoto

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Congrats to WACD PhD alum Zipporah Lax Yamamoto who accepted a position as the California Program Director of Turnaround Arts, an initiative of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities. Find out more information about Turnaround Arts here: http://turnaroundarts.pcah.gov/ and the President's Committee on the Arts & Humanities here: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/05/20/committee-arts-and-humanities-announces-expansion-turnaround-arts-progra

Mistake Room

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Congratulations to WACD alum Cesar Garcia for his latest achievement! - see extensive article on the opening of The Mistake Room in the L.A. Times-- http://touch.latimes.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-80834797/ 

(photo by Ryan Orange) 

David Rousseve named Associate Dean

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Professor David Roussève, Professor of Choreography and former Chair in the Department of World Arts and Cultures / Dance, has accepted the position of Associate Dean, Academic Affairs for the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture, effective July 2014. He succeeds Professor Barbara Drucker, who has served in this role since 2008 and has assumed a new position as Associate Dean, Community Engagement and Arts Education.

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Alex Mathews named new DRC ED

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Congrats to WACD alum Alex Mathews who was named the new Executive Director of the Dance Resource Center in Los Angeles. 

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TFF Screenings

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Our very own Cari Ann Shim Sham*, UCLA WAC 180 Dance For Camera and MFA Alum,  has taken over the lead producer and programmer position for the Topanga Film Festival this year, as they celebrate their 10th Anniversary.Part of the programming includes a dance component, Friday July 18 6-10pm, with the feature documentary, OFF THE FLOOR, featuring WAC Undergrad Alum Jessica Anderson-Gwin and her company Jagged who formed the first ever contemporary Pole Dance company, pioneering a new dance genre.
 

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Samad Guerra

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WACD's graduating senior Samad Guerra is featured in the Daily Bruin speaking about his upcoming summer participating in the Fulbright Program. See the complete story here: http://dailybruin.com/2014/06/09/bruin-pursues-music-dance-curriculum-with-fulbright-program/ 

Laurel Tentindo Image Action

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IMAGE ACTION 

Choreography by MFA2 student Laurel Jenkins Tentindo 

Performers take a kinesthetic journey through a sonic field created by Miguel Frasconi’s instrumentarium of glass objects.  Physical edges extend via an interplay between Maria Garcia’s paper costumes and shadows cast by mobile lights.  The resulting large-scale imagery evokes idiosyncratic characters who conjure up a modern-day mythology. 

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Samantha Goodman's Excerpts & Empty Gestures LIVE

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MFA3 student Samantha Goodman presents: 

EXCERPTS & EMPTY GESTURES

Excerpts & Empty Gestures is a two part evening of video installation and live performance, conceived by Los Angeles based choreographer Samantha Goodman. The evening gathers collaborators: Jil Stein, Ted Byrnes, and Philip Carter to generate new explorations in the intersections between dance, sound, and moving image. Excerpts & Empty Gestures engages with ideas of fragmentation of the body and space.

 

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First Hand 2014

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Title: First Hand: In-progress choreography from WAC/Dance Faculty


When: June 6th & 7th, 2014 at 8pm


UCLA’s Department of World Arts & Culture/Dance proudly presents an evening of new choreography, in-progress dances and repertory works by four national and international leading contemporary and hip hop dance makers: Lorenzo“Rennie”Harris, Michel Kouakou, Ros Warby, Lionel Popkin, and Cheng-Chieh Yu.

 

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Kim Fahey Anarchitect Exhibit

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Please visit the new Kim Fahey Anarchitect Exhibit NOW through May 27 in Kaufman Hall's Rainbow Lounge. Presented by the Visonary Art Museum of Los Angeles, a project of Community Partners, in conjunction with WAC #22 with Professor Peter Tokofsky.

Peter Sellars Polar laureate

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Peter Sellars has been named the 2014 Polar Music Prize laureate. see the full story here: http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-27321751

Ruth Doesn't Live Here Anymore @ REDCAT

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Ruth Doesn't Live Here Anymore is hitting the road again. When it premiered last spring, The Washington Post loved it, saying that  “Popkin has a flair for originality that periodically has you realizing that you are smiling to yourself in the dark.”

June 12-14, 2014 (Thursday-Saturday) @8:30pm

REDCAT, Downtown Los Angeles, CA

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Unspoken Conversation

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UNSPOKEN CONVERSATION  - May 10th – presented by 
WACD Adjunct faculty Viji Prakash’s dance company and WACD emerita Lynn Dally’s company.

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Town Hall: Using the Tools of Critical Race Theory

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Using the Tools of Critical Race Theory and Racial Microaggressions to Examine Everyday Racism

SAVE THE DATE!! - MAY 6, 12-1 PM, 200 GKH -
Special department-wide talk!

Through the efforts of WACD Vice Chair of Undergraduate Affairs, Vic Marks, Professor Danny Solorzano will be presenting his research on micro-aggression to us in the form of a “Town Hall" on Tuesday, May 6 from 12-1 pm, in room 200 Kaufman Hall. Dr. Solorzano is an extremely significant voice in a set of discussions that are lighting up all over campus, regarding systemic discrimination and bias, and how might faculty, staff, and students join in any efforts to address these issues.

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Prop Q

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UCLA's Center for Performance Studies invites you to join us for the Prop Q Series this spring, comprised of films, roundtables, live performances, and guest lectures by prominent scholars who have impacted the field of queer theory and artists who highlight queer issues in their creative practice. Featured presenters include performance artists Julie Tolentino, D’Lo and Rafael Esparza, theatre director Katherine Hui-ling Chou, NYU professor Gayatri Gopinath, and film director Cheryl Dunye.

 

Visit http://www.tft.ucla.edu/center-for-performance-studies-prop-q/ for performance dates and details.

WACD Students perform at ACDFA

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UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance, 3/22/14 **MFA candidates receive recognition for their work! UCLA well-represented at the Western Regional American College Dance Festival** CONGRATULATIONS to our MFA students:

Chankethya (Kethya) Chey presented her solo My Mother and I; Laurel Tentindo and Kevin Williamson presented their duet Neanderthal versus Cyborg. They represented UCLA WACD at the adjudicated concerts in the Western Regional American College Dance Festival, held at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ on March 12-15. Over 500 participants from numerous schools attended the four–day festival, with many classes, workshops, and film screening each day, two informal concerts, and four adjudicated concerts (12 works per show) from which 12 works were selected by the adjudicators Rachel Leonard, David Shimotakahara, and Wendy Perron for the final Gala Concert. Also, presented was a solo set on a University of Hawaii student, by WACD adjunct faculty member Viji Prakash. There were a good handful of other UCLA WACD alums at the festival who were faculty members representing other institutions.

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Summer 2014

sm Harris 32 In Summer, visiting students from everywhere join UCLA students for an exceptional academic and cultural experience. With a simple registration process, UCLA and visiting students from California and the rest of the world can enroll directly in UCLA courses. Click here for a list of classes and institutes from the Department of World Arts & Cultures/Dance.

Bahu-Beti-Biwi Show

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New Show by WACD Alum Sheetal Gandhi coming soon. "Bahu-Beti-Biwi" on Feb 6th @ Theatre Raymond Kabbaz

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Joseph Brandel wins awards at Campus MovieFest

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WACD student Joseph Brandel wins best story and production design for his short film, "Setsunasa Burger" in the Campus MovieFest. Watch the film & get the full story here: http://dailybruin.com/2013/11/20/setsunasa-burger-wins-best-story-production-design-at-campus-moviefest/

Lew Thomas in Berlin

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WACD Emerita Emma Lew Thomas  - in Berlin, October 21, 2013.

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