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  • 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.

Recent Culture and Performance PhD, Dr. Neelima Jeychandran, will participate in the UCLA Fowler Museum's symposium on October 28th, "Spirits in Asian Popular Religious Traditions." Dr. Jeychandran is currently at Penn State through a postdoctoral fellowship in Africana Studies, where she is working on a book based upon her dissertation research in coastal heritage sites of southern Ghana and southwestern India, and she is increasingly active in digital humanities. For example, she is developing a web platform at http://africanheritageindia.org, even as she continues to work on another site, http://indianoceanworlds.org, that she launched while at UC Davis for two years as a Mellon Visiting Assistant Professor in Indian Ocean Worlds, as sponsored by Africana Studies and Anthropology. Dr. Jeychandran continues to conduct breakthrough research on and offer international lectures on religious activities in southwestern India historically linked to forced immigration of people of African descent through the trans-Indian-Ocean slave trade that extended over many centuries.

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DCA’s 10 Scholarship Winners to the 2018 International Association of Blacks in Dance Conference and Festival include: Jade Charon Robertson (UCLA WACD MFA 2018) (pictured), Bernard Brown (UCLA WACD MFA 2017) and Allison Gray (UCLA WACD BA 2010). Click here for more info.

 

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Remembering Dr. Doran George ~ Following a successful career as a childhood star in musical comedy in the United Kingdom, Doran George came into the Culture and Performance PhD program in the department in 2008 with a degree in Experimental Dance from School for New Dance Development in Arnhem and an M.A. in Feminist Performance from the University of Bristol. Receiving the Ph.D. in December 2014, George wrote a brilliant dissertation entitled “A Conceit of the Natural Body: The Universal-Individual in Somatic Dance Training” that excavates the cultural and political impact of Somatics’ approach to dance training, viewed in global perspective.

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Pang - Dan Froot speaking - photo by John Pemble preview

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.

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