Arts + Culture

UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures Events for Spring 2004

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The UCLA department of world artsand cultures (WAC) offers a variety of events for the public's enjoymentthroughout the year. The department's emphasis is threefold — cross‑culturalresearch, dance and community outreach. The events include student and facultyperformances, lectures and symposia, and feature an eclectic range of excitingartists and scholars from around the world. Programs are subject to change. Forfurther information, the public may call (310) 825-3951 or visit thedepartment's Web site at www.wac.ucla.edu.

The Kinross Building, the temporary home of the departmentof world arts and cultures, is located at 11000 Kinross Ave., west of GayleyAvenue, in Westwood Village. Parking is $7 weekdays until 5 p.m. and $4 after 5p.m. and on weekends, and is available in Lot 32, adjacent to thebuilding. (Enter from Veteran Avenue.) Campus parking is $7 and is availablefor the Freud Playhouse in Lot 3. (Enter the campus from Sunset Boulevard atHilgard Avenue.)

April 8–10

M.F.A.Upstart Series: "Tarab A JourneyInto the Ecstasy of Arabic Dance"

8:30p.m., Highways Performance Space

165118th St., Santa Monica

$15general admission; $13 for students with ID and seniors

Co-producedwith Highways Performance Space

For tickets, call (310) 315-1459

ChoreographerTamra-henna explores the intersections of dance, music and ecstasy withmovement that expands the traditional boundaries of raqs sharqi (belly dance).

April 14

WAC Senior Projects: Group 1

3 p.m. and 8 p.m., 126 Kinross Ave.

Free(seating is limited)

Performances, installations and presentations by senioryear undergraduates in the department.

April 23, 24

WAC SMASH!

8 p.m., Freud Playhouse

Free

WAC SMASH! is afull-scale theatrical presentation of the work by undergraduate choreographersin the world arts and cultures program at UCLA. The program, showcasing theimpressive talents of more than 70 dancers from the UCLA community, is the soleannual presentation of the choreography of WAC undergraduate students in aformal proscenium theater space.

April 28

WAC Senior Projects: Group 2

3 p.m. and 8 p.m., 126 Kinross Ave.

Free(seating is limited)

Performances, installations and presentations by senioryear undergraduates in the department.

May 5

WAC Senior Projects: Group 3

3 p.m. and 8 p.m., 126 Kinross Ave.

Free(seating is limited)

Performances, installations and presentations by senioryear undergraduates in the department.

May 12

WAC Senior Projects: Group 4

3 p.m. and 8 p.m., 126 Kinross Ave.

Free(seating is limited)

Performances, installations and presentations by senioryear undergraduates in the department.

May 21

M.F.A. Upstarts Series: "FASTENERS:An Evening of Dance Videos"

8 p.m., 126 Kinross Ave.

Free (seating is limited)

"FASTENERS"is a program of video works created by Marianne M. Kim between 2001–04. Four videos will be screened:"Driveby," created in collaboration with choreographer Cheng-Chieh Yu;"terrible thing we do to flowers"; "Wandering"; and "Fasteners: a six part invention"(premiere) created in collaboration with Los Angeles filmmaker LeeAnne Schmittand composer Douglas Wadle.

June10–12

Festival of Student Work

8p.m., Highways Performance Space

165118th St., Santa Monica

$15general admission; $13 for students with ID and seniors

Co-producedwith Highways Performance Space

For tickets call (310) 315-1459

Apresentation of choreographic and performance works by graduate andundergraduate students from the UCLA department of world arts and cultures.

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