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UCLA alumna blends past and present with monochromatic set design

UCLA alumna Yee Eun Nam (above) designed the set of the production “Altman’s Last Stand,” which premieres Saturday at the Zephyr Theatre. With her set design, Nam sought to portray the life of Holocaust survivor Franz Altman and his fight to save his shop, “King Solomon’s Treasure.” (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA alumna Yee Eun Nam (above) designed the set of the production “Altman’s Last Stand,” which premieres Saturday at the Zephyr Theatre. With her set design, Nam sought to portray the life of Holocaust survivor Franz Altman and his fight to save his shop, “King Solomon’s Treasure.” (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin senior staff)

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The set of “Altman’s Last Stand” looks like a mess at first glance: a hodgepodge of chairs, rugs, lamps, books, picture frames and ukuleles seemingly placed without a second thought.


Ethnomusicology graduate student Logan Clark plays the Guatemalan marimba, an instrument originating from Mayan culture. Clark traveled to San Cristobal Verapaz, a small town in Guatemala, to research Mayan music. (Anthony Tran/Daily Bruin)
Ethnomusicology graduate student Logan Clark plays the Guatemalan marimba, an instrument originating from Mayan culture. Clark traveled to San Cristobal Verapaz, a small town in Guatemala, to research Mayan music. (Anthony Tran/Daily Bruin)

Fast food restaurant McDonald’s recently exhanged their Dollar Menu for the McPick 2 Menu and the All Day Breakfast menu. (Courtesy of McDonald's)
Fast food restaurant McDonald’s recently exhanged their Dollar Menu for the McPick 2 Menu and the All Day Breakfast menu. (Courtesy of McDonald's)

Fourth-year dance student Gbari Gilliam (above) and eight other dancers will close this year's WACsmash with “Disconnect/Reconnect," choreographed by Gilliam. (Rocio Flores Huaringa/Daily Bruin)

WACSmash allows dancers to showcase individuality

WACSmash, an annual dance showcase held at the Kaufman Hall Dance Theater, will feature interdisciplinary dance works highlighting the UCLA dance community this weekend. Daily Bruin A&E features three fourth-year students who discuss the role of dance both in the show and in students’ daily lives. Read more...

Fourth-year dance student Gbari Gilliam (above) and eight other dancers will close this year's WACsmash with “Disconnect/Reconnect," choreographed by Gilliam. (Rocio Flores Huaringa/Daily Bruin)

(Courtesy of Flux)
(Courtesy of Flux)

(Jesse Wang/Daily Bruin)

Science intersects with art in experimental illustrator’s work

Amisha Gadani has made a career of blending science and art, from creating a dress that inflates like a pufferfish to illustrating birds without beaks Gadani, an independent illustrator who is on the temporary staff for the UCLA Institute of Society and Genetics, will run a drawing workshop that emphasizes how art is a communication tool Thursday at the California NanoSystems Institute building. Read more...

(Jesse Wang/Daily Bruin)



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