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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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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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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/ 

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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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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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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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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.

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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

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

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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...
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Christy Bolingbroke

 It isn't every day—or year, or even decade—that a dedicated choreography incubator opens i...
Wong @ Harvard

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Cari Ann Shim Sham ~ NYU

Cari Ann Shim Sham ~ NYU

Cari Ann Shim Sham, New Media Artist & Award Winning Filmmaker, Joins NYU Tisch Dance ...
Sara Wookey London

Sara Wookey London

Tribute to 2016 In a season of reflection I share a few of the highlights of 2016 which marked my s...
Neima Patterson awarded Extra Innings Fellowship

Neima Patterson awarded Extra Innings Fellowship

WACD alum Neima Patterson award Extra Innings Fellowship. The Extra Innings Fellowship Program ...
WACD alum Negeen Farida ~ Harvard University

WACD alum Negeen Farida ~ Harvard University

"My passion for dance and the human mind inspired my studies in World Arts and Cultures/Dance as wel...
Versa-Style win in Italy

Versa-Style win in Italy

The team consisted of five people and four UCLA WACD affiliated people including Harry Weston ‘14,...