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UCLA Dept. of World Arts and Cultures/Dance announces events for fall 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 fall. 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 ($12) 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, Oct. 11
1 p.m.
Axis Dance Company Performance Workshop  
Glorya Kaufman Dance Theater (Room 200), Glorya Kaufman Hall
Axis returns as part of UCLA's Disability Awareness Week with an afternoon of "physically integrated dance" — a contemporary dance form that evolves from collaboration between dancers with and without disabilities. (This event is co-sponsored by the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA and WACD.)
Thursday, Oct. 17
3 p.m.
'Lutu Chuktiwa' (Cutting the Cord)
Glorya Kaufman Dance Theater (Room 200), Glorya Kaufman Hall
Join filmmaker David Shorter and his collaborators from the Yoeme Indian tribe as they premier "Lutu Chuktiwa" and then hold an open discussion about ethnographic film, tribal collaboration and the ethics of representation. (This event is sponsored by WACD, the UCLA Institute of American Cultures' American Indian Studies Center, the UCLA Department of Anthropology and the UCLA Department of Gender Studies.)
Monday, Oct. 21
8:30 p.m.
'Image Action: Mapping Shadows and Myth Making' — Laurel Jenkins Tentindo
Pieter Performance Space
420 West Ave. 33, Unit 10, Los Angeles
Donations accepted
Come enjoy an evening of dance experiments by M.F.A. candidate Laurel Jenkins Tentindo at Pieter Performance Space. For more information, visit
Friday, Nov. 8–Sunday, Nov. 10
Friday and Saturday: 8:30 p.m.
Sunday: 6:30 p.m.
'Lost Boys' — Kevin Williamson
Highways Performance Space
1651 18th St., Santa Monica
Tickets: $20, $15 students and members
To confront the psychic conflicts they experience with an unremembered crisis, four men re-imagine movement, music and media from their 1980s youth as they search for kinship and intimacy in the past in this evening-length dance theater workshop by M.F.A. candidate Kevin Williamson.
Tuesday, Nov. 12
6 p.m.
'Artist's Alphabet'
Glorya Kaufman Dance Theater (Room 200), Glorya Kaufman Hall
"Artist's Alphabet" is a lecture/demonstration by the Institut Seni Indonesia, Yogyakarta (Indonesian Institute of the Arts). (This program is sponsored by WACD, the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture, the UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies, the UCLA International Institute and the UC Berkeley Center for Southeast Asian Studies.)
Friday, Nov. 22
6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
MFA Upstart Series Presents Meena Murugesan
Room 208, Glorya Kaufman Hall
Tickets: $15, $8 students and members
M.F.A. candidate Meena Murugesan concludes her graduate studies with a performance/multimedia installation experience that deconstructs bharata natyam — a classical Indian dance form — and the places where it is performed.
Tuesday, Dec. 3
6 p.m.
'Culture Crossing'
Glorya Kaufman Dance Theater (Room 200), Glorya Kaufman Hall
"Culture Crossing" is an opportunity to see and show what's been happening in World Arts and Cultures/Dance classes during the fall 2013 quarter.
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