Arts + Culture

UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures announces events for winter 2011

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The UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures (WAC) is offering a variety of events for the public's enjoyment this winter. The department's emphasis is threefold: cross-cultural research, dance and community outreach. Events include student and faculty performances, lectures, and symposia and feature an eclectic range of exciting artists and scholars from around the world.       
 
For events at Glorya Kaufman Hall, including those at the Glorya Kaufman Dance Theater and the Glorya Kaufman Garden Theater, all-day parking ($10) and short-term parking (payable at pay stations) are available in Lot 4 (enter the campus at Sunset Boulevard and Westwood Plaza). For ticketed events, contact the UCLA Central Ticket Office at 310-825-2101 or www.tickets.ucla.edu, unless otherwise noted. Programs are subject to change. For further information, call 310-825-3951 or visit www.wac.ucla.edu.      
 
EVENTS       
 
Friday–Sunday, Feb. 4–6
(Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sunday at 3 p.m.)
'WACsmash!'
Glorya Kaufman Dance Theater (Room 200)
Free
 
WACsmash! is a showcase of dance, film, spoken word and other artistic work created and produced by undergraduate students in the UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures and is associated with the World Arts and Cultures Undergraduate Society (WACUS).
 
 
Wednesday, Feb. 16
4 p.m.
Artist Alphabet: 'Memory and Identity'
Glorya Kaufman Dance Theater (Room 200)
Free
 
An interweaving of artistic performance and scholarship, the Artist Alphabet addresses the topic of memory and identity. Gregory Maqoma, Regents Lecturer at UCLA for 2010–11, will perform excerpts from his acclaimed dance-theater work "Beautiful Me," accompanied by Los Angeles–based musicians. Catherine Cole, a professor of postcolonial studies and African performance at UC Berkeley, and Polly Roberts, an art historian of Africa and professor of world arts and cultures at UCLA, will speak about memory, identity, performance and cultural production. Susan Foster, an internationally recognized dance scholar and choreography professor in the UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures, will lead a roundtable discussion.
 
 
Friday, Feb. 25
8 p.m.
MFA II: New Work
Glorya Kaufman Dance Theater (Room 200)
Free
 
Second-year dance M.F.A. students will present works that engage and provoke.
 
 
Tuesday, Mar. 8
6 p.m.   
'Culture Crossing'
Glorya Kaufman Dance Theater (Room 200)
Free
 
Students and faculty from the UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures explore the creative potential of intercultural communication through dance, spoken word, performance, visual art, theater and more.  
 
 
Wednesday, Mar. 9
6 p.m.   
'Pau Hana'
Glorya Kaufman Dance Theater (Room 200)
Free
 
Literally "end of work" in Hawaiian, Pau Hana is an opportunity to see and show what has been happening in UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures classes each quarter.
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