University of California - Los Angeles
Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance
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405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles,CA 90095
Defined by a dynamic blend of theory and practice, World Arts and Cultures/Dance (WACD) is led by a renowned faculty of scholars, activists, curators, filmmakers, and choreographers dedicated to critical cross-cultural analysis and art-making. Our department is the place to make dances, explore digital media, curate exhibitions, become an arts activist, and develop scholarly expertise in culture and the arts. We draw upon multiple disciplines and artistic approaches while encouraging students to position their work within broad social contexts.
Notable Alumni Include:
Faculty Info: KYLE ABRAHAM, BRYONN BAIN, ANURIMA BANERJI, TRIA BLU WAKPA, ALEX UNGPRATEEB FLYNN, SUSAN LEIGH FOSTER, DAN FROOT, DAVID GERE, VICTORIA MARKS, PETER NABOKOV, JANET O'SHEA, LIONEL POPKIN, ALLEN ROBERTS, DAVID ROUSSÈVE, PETER SELLARS, APARNA SHARMA, DAVID SHORTER, PATRICIA A. TURNER, CHRISTOPHER WATERMAN, CHENG-CHIEH YU.
The Caucus Awards Honors Reese Witherspoon & Lauren Neustadter With Producers Award
February 08, 2021
The Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors is thrilled to announce the final honorees for the 2021 Caucus Awards - Academy Award®, Golden Globe, and Emmy winner Reese Witherspoon and Hello Sunshine’s President of Film and Television Lauren Neustadter (Little Fires Everywhere) will receive the Producers of the Year Award.
Page 73 Announces 2021-22 Interstate 73 Residents
January 25, 2021
Page 73 today announced its 2021-2022 group of Interstate 73 residents. The 2021-2022 Interstate 73 residents are Heidi Armbruster, Jahna Ferron-Smith, Dylan Guerra, Roger Q. Mason, April Ranger, Scott R. Sheppard, juliany taveras, and Max Yu.
Rob Tucker Releases New Literary Young Adult Novel THE GOTTEN
December 14, 2020
Author Rob Tucker has announced the release of his new novel, The Gotten, released by Tell-Tale Publishing Group in November 2020. In this literary young adult novel by Pulitzer nominated author Rob Tucker, Astrid Sims appears as a self-assured precocious teenager in the 1950s. But all is not what it seems.
YoungArts Announces 2021 Programming For Award Winners & The Public
December 10, 2020
National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) announces programming for the upcoming season with creative and professional development opportunities supporting YoungArts award winners at every stage of their careers. YoungArts' offerings will focus on four key areas: free virtual programming for artists and audiences; creative development and presentation opportunities; community support, engagement and networking; and financial awards.
SOPAC and SouthNEXT Co-Present a Virtual Conversation on Controversial Arts
October 09, 2020
The South Orange Performing Arts Center in partnership with SouthNEXT is proud to announce a Five-Part series of virtual conversations called Evolution vs. Revolution centered on challenges our society is facing that are causing unrest throughout the country.
The Dance Rising Collective Presents DANCE RISING: NYC
September 24, 2020
The Dance Rising Collective, a new collective of artists and administrators created in partnership with Kinesis Project dance theatre, The Field as fiscal sponsor and advised by Lucy Sexton of New Yorkers for Culture & Arts, presents Dance Rising: NYC, a hyper-local dance out across all five boroughs October 1 and 3 from 5:00-5:30pm.
Long Beach Opera Announces Three Programs For Fall 2020
September 16, 2020
While the Covid-19 pandemic has shuttered many performing arts organizations around the world, Long Beach Opera (LBO) has been industriously devising live innovative performance opportunities for both its artists and audiences.
New Musical VIRTUOSO Has World Premiere in Poland
September 16, 2020
On September 12th, the world premiere of the new musical Virtuoso took place at the Musical Theater in Poznań. Virtuoso is inspired but the life of world famous pianist, composer, and statesman Ignacy Jan Paderewski.
Autry President Announces Retirement; Successor Named
September 08, 2020
The Autry Museum of the American West announced today that current President and CEO, W. Richard West, Jr. (Southern Cheyenne), will retire in June 2021, with UCLA professor Stephen Aron becoming President and CEO at that time.
YoungArts Announces Partnerships and Opportunities for 2020-21
August 27, 2020
National YoungArts Foundation today announced a network of strategic partnerships with discipline specific and regionally significant organizations across the country. In response to the ongoing uncertainty of the pandemic, YoungArts is activating and expanding its national network of partners to better serve award winners where they live.
Derrick Spiva Jr. Named Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Artistic Advisor
August 19, 2020
Jaime Martín, Music Director of Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO), has promoted LACO's Artist-Educator/Composer Derrick Spiva Jr. to Artistic Advisor, announces LACO's Executive Director Ben Cadwallader.
The Academy Announces 2020 Film Scholars Grant Recipients
July 31, 2020
Racquel Gates and Rebecca Prime have been named 2020 Academy Film Scholars by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Bard College Announces Tania El Khoury and Ziad Abu-Rish To Lead New M.A. Program In Human Rights and The Arts
July 09, 2020
Bard College announced today the appointment of Tania El Khoury as Distinguished Artist in Residence of Theater and Performance and Ziad Abu-Rish as Visiting Associate Professor of Human Rights.
The College Showcase Must Go On (Virtually!) - Students From UCLA, Hofstra, NYU, and More!
May 08, 2020
We've been compiling showcase videos from college seniors all around the country. Although their performances were cancelled, the show must go on-- virtually!
Harryette Mullen Selects Threa Almontaser As 2020 Walt Whitman Award Recipient
March 30, 2020
The Academy of American Poets has announced that Harryette Mullen has selected Threa Almontaser as the recipient of the 2020 Walt Whitman Award, the nation's most valuable first-book prize for a poet, for her manuscript, The Wild Fox of Yemen, which will be published by Graywolf Press in April 2021.