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Congratulations to WACD PhD student Sarah Wilbur (pictured) and MFA alums (Kristen Smiarowski and Christine Suarez) -- just released publication on their work "Dance for Veterans" in Arts & Health, Volume 7, Issue 2, June 2015. See more here

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Judy Mitoma-UCLA’s emerita professor of World Arts and Cultures/Dance launches the new trailblazing Aratani World Series the next chapter of her World Festival of Sacred Musicwhich she conceived and implemented (1999-2011). In partnership with the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center and Mitoma's Foundation for World Arts —the Aratani World Series will produce eight concerts Nov 2014- May 2015.In this inaugural series Mitoma curates a powerful line-up of 100 artists and 15 companies who share music and dance from Africa, India, Hawaii, the Philippines, Japan, Bulgaria, Latin America, Java, Brazil, Los Angeles and New York. This will be the first of many years of programming.
Mitoma is joined in this effort by our own Dance Ethnology graduate Anuradha Kishore Ganpati.

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WACD Grad Nico DeJesus To Star In Newsies On Stage At Pantages Theatre.

Click here to read the full story.

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UCLA Dance Professor Janet O’Shea found a second love — an obsession, really — in martial arts. She discovered that both forms require thinking with your body, organizing movement and learning to adapt. Click here to read the full interview.

Photo by Naomi Harris 

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Polly Nooter Roberts was invited to give the Keynote Survivor Speaker speech at the opening ceremonies of the 2015 Komen Los Angeles Race for the Cure this March 7th at Dodger Stadium (with 15,000 people in attendance!), Lisa Sigell from CBS did a feature story in advance of the Race for her Health segment.  http://lacounty.info-komen.org/site/MessageViewer?em_id=63782.0

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WACD graduate student Alessandra Williams is featured in a new Daily Bruin column entitled: "arTistic Attention." Click here to read the full story.

Photo by Aubrey Yeo Daily Bruin Senior Staff

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See it Now in the Rainbow Lounge at Kaufman Hall 

Spy Boys, Big Chiefs and Feathered Queens: The Mardi Gras Indians of New Orleans

A Photographic Essay by Jeri Bernadette Williams

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Laurel Jenkins Tentindo’s Dance Theater Works capturing archetypal imagery, and featuring live music by Miguel Frasconi January 30th & 31st (Fri & Sat) 2015

Shows are Friday and Saturday, January 30th and 31st at 8:30 pm, 2015.

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UCLA WACD faculty presenting at "Bells of Change - Film and Contemporary Performance from India" - UCSB Jan.16, 2015

 The Department of Theater and Dance, the UCIRA, the Talwar Family and Yardi Systems presents a Festival of Dance and Music, Film and Contemporary Performances from India, alongside an all-day scholarly conference filled with artists' roundtables, film showings, lecture-demonstrations and keynote lectures exploring the critical issues facing Indian dance art since India's Independence from Britain in 1947. A rich world of ornate costumes, instruments, solo and group dancing, accompanied by live musicians, Dance in India presents two professional companies on Wednesday and Thursday, January 14 and 15, in the UCSB Hatlen Theater.

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Thank you for your continued support of the department— our students and programs all greatly benefit from your generosity.Consider adding your name to this wonderful list of WACD supporters!  We have many needs, including funding student scholarships and travel to festivals and conference to present their work, along with enhancing our diverse outreach programs and instructional support.

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Congratulations to WACD Emerita Dr. Emma Lewis Thomas on receiving the acknowledgement of her significant translation work on an article focused on Alwin Nikolais, published in the German Tanz Magazine:

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WACD Grad students Jeremy Peretz and Elaine Sullivan featured in UFAHAMU

UFAHAMU: A Journal of African
Studies releases latest South Africa Special Edition

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"Hidden Choreographies," a collaboration between the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television and the Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance was recently featured in the Daily Bruin.

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WACD Alum Rose Eichenbaum Book Signing @ Chevalier's Books, 126 N. Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 9004 Saturday, December 13, 2014 3pm-5pm

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POETICS AND POLITICS: A DOCUMENTARY RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SANTA CRUZ

MAY 15 - 17, 2015

This symposium invites participants whose work frames, historicizes, or embodies questions about the various possible relations of theory to practice in documentary research.  Currently accepting presentation proposals.

click here for more information 

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David Gere featured in UCLA magazine. See the story here: http://magazine.ucla.edu/depts/forward-thinker/art-as-activist/

Photo by Diana Koenigsberg.

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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

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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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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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#

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

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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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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

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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

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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/

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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

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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.

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David Roussève/REALITY
Stardust
Sat, Sept. 27, 2014 at 8pm
Carpenter Performing Arts Center
CSULB

“...a transcendent coming-of-age tale... #plz go.”
-Victoria Looseleaf, The LA Times

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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

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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) 

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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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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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Fall Quarter Begins
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WACD Undergraduate Welcome Session
Tue Sep 24 @12:00PM
New WACD Graduates Meet with Dr. O'Shea
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New WACD Graduate Students Meeting
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Transmission ~ Map Fund

Very prestigious grant awarded to WACD MFA Esther Baker Tarpaga and WACD PhD Raquel Monroe. In cele...
WACD alum Meena Murugesan wins Bessie Award

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...
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Mon Sep 23 @ 8:00AM
Fall Quarter Begins
Mon Sep 23 @11:00AM
WACD Undergraduate Welcome Session
Tue Sep 24 @12:00PM
New WACD Graduates Meet with Dr. O'Shea
Tue Sep 24 @ 2:00PM
New WACD Graduate Students Meeting
Transmission ~ Map Fund

Transmission ~ Map Fund

Very prestigious grant awarded to WACD MFA Esther Baker Tarpaga and WACD PhD Raquel Monroe. In cele...
WACD alum Meena Murugesan wins Bessie Award

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...