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UCLA Dept. of World Arts and Cultures/Dance announces events for winter 2013

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The UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance (WACD) 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. 
For events at Glorya Kaufman Hall, including those at the Glorya Kaufman Dance Theater, all-day parking ($11) 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, unless otherwise noted.
Programs are subject to change. For further information, call 310-825-3951 or visit          
Friday–Sunday, Feb. 8–10
(Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sunday at 3 p.m.)
Glorya Kaufman Dance Theater (Room 200)
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/Dance and is associated with the World Arts and Cultures Undergraduate Society (WACUS).  
Friday, March 1
8 p.m.
MFA II: New Work
Chey Chankethya and Samantha Goodman, choreographers
Glorya Kaufman Dance Theater (Room 200)
The evening features new interdisciplinary choreographic works by Cambodian choreographer Chey Chankethya and Los Angeles–based choreographer Samantha Goodman. Chankethya's "My Mother and I" comments on the tensions between the preservation and development of traditional Cambodian dance. Goodman's "The Corrosive Function of Words" explores memory through movement, video projection and sound.
Tuesday, March 12
6 p.m.
Culture Crossing  
Glorya Kaufman Dance Theater (Room 200)
Students and faculty explore the creative potential of intercultural communication through choreography, spoken word, performance, visual art, theater and more.
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