Faye Driscoll, April 26-27
The UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance (WACDance) is offering a variety of public events this spring, including student and faculty performances, lectures, and symposia featuring an eclectic range of exciting artists and scholars from around the world. 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 and the Glorya Kaufman Garden 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, the UCLA Central Ticket Office at 310-825-2101 or www.tickets.ucla.edu , unless otherwise noted. Programs are subject to change. , call 310-825-3951 or visit www.wac.ucla.edu.
Sarah Leddy’s kinetic dance theater fuses comedy, horror and groundlessness, while Herman Moore’s "1838 West 78th St." offers an appraisal of street culture and urban movement on suburban bodies.
Faye Driscoll’s "You’re Me" is a show about the ways we are constantly made up and undone by each other. Performed by Driscoll and Jesse Zaritt, "You’re Me" probes and obfuscates the inescapable nature of relationships as the historical, contemporary, archetypal and personal crash into each other, bending and warping in one shrug, quarrel or framing of a scene. Performed like a game in which the rules are constantly changing — full of play but loaded with the adrenaline of dire consequences — Driscoll’s choreography explores how two bodies on a stage make meaning out of an empty space embedded in the inescapable entanglement of the performance of you and me.
The UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance class of 2012 presents fresh choreography, documentaries, scholarship and interdisciplinary works that represent the culmination of their studies.
An informal presentation of new works-in-development from some of the nation’s leading choreographers who are also faculty in the UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance.