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    Our curriculum emphasizes working in and with communities across the globe.

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    MA/PhD in Culture and Performance

    WACD emphasizes interdisciplinary and intercultural research on performance and creativity.

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    Art & Global Health Center at UCLA

    Founded in 2006, the Art & Global Health Center at UCLA seeks to nurture a global network of artists, advocates and experts working in the realm of public health.

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    Many of our students study critical curatorial practices, asking how art is shown, shared, and produced in local and global contexts.

  • World Arts Field Studies

    World Arts Field Studies

    Our student engage in intensive explorations of diverse communities, locally, nationally, and internationally.

  • Weaving

    Our BA degree in World Arts and Culture provides courses in visual studies, community arts and activism, as well as ethnographic practices.

  • Shorter

    Among the performances we study, ritual provides a particular insight into people's world views. 

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    WACD

    WORLD ARTS AND CULTURES/DANCE—the name itself expresses a commitment to cross-cultural understanding through the arts.

  • Kevin

    MFA in Dance

    The MFA in Dance offers opportunities to engage multiple movement practices as students work on pioneering research in the form of new choreography. Here, MFA student Kevin Williamson showcases his project on masculinity, intimacy, and internalized homophobia.

  • Art & Global Health Center at UCLA

    Art & Global Health Center at UCLA

    Founded in 2006, the Art & Global Health Center at UCLA seeks to nurture a global network of artists, advocates and experts working in the realm of public health.

WAC/D PhD student Jeremy Peretz was invited to Suriname to participate in a cultural exchange/peace mission sponsored by the Maroon Women’s Chamber
of Cooperation. The cultural exchange/peace mission honored the 255th anniversary of the October 10th, 1760 peace treaty acknowledged between the Okanisi Maroon people and the Dutch colonial government. Peretz accompanied LA-based Seminole-Maroon descendant,
artist, and activist Phil Da-Pompey Fixico, who serves as North American Maroon representative to a transnational network of Maroon advocates. Peretz and Fixico are collaborating on a series of projects that promote awareness of different Maroon issues locally
here in Los Angeles, as well as through transnational networks. Peretz’s dissertation work examines politics of cultural representation within national commemorative events and religious organizations in Suriname, Guyana, and the wider southern Caribbean region.

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 vicmarksVictoria Marks, professor of choreography in the Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance and chair of the Disability Studies minor has accepted the position of associate dean, academic affairs for the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture, effective July 1, 2017. Marks will be taking over for Professor Diane Favro, who has served in this role for the past two years and is retiring after 33 years of service to UCLA.

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WACD Professor Polly Nooter Roberts curates exhibt at LACMA. Featured in the Los Angeles Times,"At LACMA, a don't-miss African art exhibition full of mystery and beauty - Object for object, “The Inner Eye: Vision and Transcendence in African Arts” provides perhaps the most flat-out beautiful museum exhibition in Los Angeles so far this year. " See the full story here from the Los Angeles Times. Photo by Christopher Knight LAT

 

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First Hand: In-progress Choreography from WACD Faculty. Featuring new work by faculty artists Lynn Dally, Jeanine Durning, Jackie Lopez and Sheetal Gandhi, the First Hand Faculty Concert is UCLA’s Department of WAC/D presentation of in-progress choreography. June 8 & 9, 2017 8pm, Glorya Kaufman Hall, Glorya Kaufman Dance Theater (Room 200) $6 general admission. Click here for tickets.

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