RIhpP3Ywngg7y90BudQvjXAVTzZl2cx7qBgQM0Tc3ns.jpg
  • Sam

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

  • Carpenter

    MA/PhD in Culture and Performance

    WACD emphasizes interdisciplinary and intercultural research on performance and creativity.

  • 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.

  • Peter

    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. 

  • WACD

    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.

London continues to be a great base for projects and where I recently received an Arts Council England grant to bring my project reDANCE to the UK. London is also a launching pad to other cultural communities where I am invited to in 2016 including Amsterdam, Norway and Singapore. It is a pleasure to share current news with you and wishing you a fruitful and inspiring 2016!
BOOK: Who Cares? Dance in the Gallery & Museum
There are a limited number of books available for purchase and they can be ordered here. We also received a very positive review in ArtReview:
"Wookey's insider's perspective when talking with Hayward chief curator Stephanie Rosenthal and dance artist Katye Coe or with choreographer Yvonne Rainer brings an informed intelligence."
DOCUMENTARY: Dance Rebels (BBC4)
I am proud to be a part of a brand new documentary film by the wonderful BBC about contemporary dance. It is an insightful look at dance and, in particular, UK-based artists. You can watch it in full on You Tube by clicking here
INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS
I have been invited to present at Dansmaekers in Amsterdam on the "Transferable Skills of the Dance Artist" with Dr. Guy Cools and will be leading a workshop as part of the Urbanisms conference at YALE-NUS in Singapore in March.

 

smsaraw

In the News

kylegala

At the gala for choreographer Kyle Abraham and his dance company, one question could boggle the mind: Were there more artists onstage or in the audience? It might have been a draw: Dancer-actress Bebe Neuwirth, iconic Fosse dancer Ben Vereen, visual artist Carrie Mae Weems, choreographer Robert Battle and more gathered on Oct. 16 to celebrate the acclaimed Abraham and to raise funds that were going to a good cause: Health insurance for company members of Abraham’s company Abraham In Motion (A.I.M.). Click here to read the full story from DANCE.COM.  Photo by MK Photo. 

 

pang

Pang! is a triptych of three radio plays based on the lives of three families living below the poverty line and hungering for a change. As Pang!'s premiere approaches, we would like to highlight the story of Cedar Rapids family. The parents of the Cedar Rapids family escaped war-torn Burundi and found shelter in a Tanzanian refugee camp. After the birth of their first child, the family resettled in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  Their radio play is based on the unforeseen circumstances the family faced as refugees in America. Shows in Cedar Rapids October 21st and 22nd. Shows in Los Angeles coming Dec 2nd and 3rd.

MORE>>

willys

WACD’s Willy Souly featured in Dance Teacher. Five artists who bring the music and dance of West Africa to U.S. Campuses. People are flocking to West African classes across the country. Students are enticed by the sounds of the drums, exhilarated by the movement and want to come back for more. Each dance has a meaning and function, so they are also learning about the many different cultures within West Africa. In Burkina Faso alone there are more than 60 ethnic groups, each with its own language, instruments and dances. Listening to the music, one may hear sounds that are reminiscent of reggae, salsa, highlife or Afro-beat. This is part of the allure for American students. Click here to read the story.

 

Last month November 2017 Next month
S M T W T F S
week 44 1 2 3 4
week 45 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
week 46 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
week 47 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
week 48 26 27 28 29 30
Tue Nov 21 @12:00PM
Chew on This: Barry Barnnum
Thu Nov 23 @ 8:00AM
Thanksgiving Holiday
Fri Nov 24 @ 8:00AM
Thanksgiving Holiday
Fri Dec 08 @ 8:00AM
Fall quarter instruction ends

Our Community

Previous Next
Jeremy Peretz AAA prize One of our great Culture and Performance PhD students, Jeremy Peretz, has just won second prize...
Neelima Jeychandran Indian Ocean Worlds Recent Culture and Performance PhD, Dr. Neelima Jeychandran, will participate in the UCLA Fowler...
Elyan Hill This past summer from August 9-13th a couple of WAC/D students and a student who graduated from...
WACD grad student Shamell Bell on BET Black Lives Matter Activist Shamell Bell Introduces Street Dance Protests see the story on BET...
Christy Bolingbroke  It isn't every day—or year, or even decade—that a dedicated choreography incubator opens...
Wong @ Harvard Kristina Wong - The Toast of HarvardI’ve returned from a spectacular mini-tour of Portland and...
Cari Ann Shim Sham ~ NYU Cari Ann Shim Sham, New Media Artist & Award Winning Filmmaker, Joins NYU Tisch...
Sara Wookey London Tribute to 2016 In a season of reflection I share a few of the highlights of 2016 which marked...
Neima Patterson awarded Extra Innings Fellowship WACD alum Neima Patterson award Extra Innings Fellowship. The Extra Innings Fellowship...
WACD alum Negeen Farida ~ Harvard University "My passion for dance and the human mind inspired my studies in World Arts and Cultures/Dance as...
Versa-Style win in Italy The team consisted of five people and four UCLA WACD affiliated people including Harry Weston...
Shamell Bell ~ WACD Grad Student Involved in the original formations of the #blacklivesmatter movement, Shamell is a core...
Julio Medina ~ ONDA Julio Medina featured in Daily Bruin: Dancer explores race, masculinity in final UCLA show...
Denise Grande - WACD Alum Pathways to Creative Occupations We know that arts education develops the skills needed to...
Martinus Miroto On Java, a Creative Explosion in an Ancient City. Alum Martinus Miroto featured in the 02/11/19...
Yehuda Sharim “Houston in Motion: Empowering Houston Migrant and Refugee Communities,” which includes team...
Sara Wookey 2016 London continues to be a great base for projects and where I recently received an Arts Council...
Wong in Miami Miami Light Project PresentsKRISTINA WONG – THE WONG STREET JOURNALJanuary 28-30, 2016Thursday...
Jeremy Peretz WAC/D PhD student Jeremy Peretz was invited to Suriname to participate in a cultural...
Sara Wookey I am very excited to share with you WHO CARES? Dance in the Gallery & Museum a new...

UCLA Department of World Arts Cultures/Dance
Box 951608, 150 Kaufman Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1608
Tel 310.825.3951
Email: wacinfo@arts.ucla.edu