Friday, August 23

Collaborative instructor Archie Saquilabon and dance instructor Brittnie Aguilar both aided in PNG x Body Rock: Dance Camp 2019, an event held over the weekend that aimed to balance nurturing individual style and group synchronization in beginner-level dancers. 
(Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Dance camp helps students new to dancing find their own groove

Individual style and group synchronization are often difficult for dancers to balance. Last weekend, PNG x Body Rock: Dance Camp 2019 aimed to address this contradiction. Read more...

Photo: Collaborative instructor Archie Saquilabon and dance instructor Brittnie Aguilar both aided in PNG x Body Rock: Dance Camp 2019, an event held over the weekend that aimed to balance nurturing individual style and group synchronization in beginner-level dancers. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Collaborative instructor Archie Saquilabon and dance instructor Brittnie Aguilar both aided in PNG x Body Rock: Dance Camp 2019, an event held over the weekend that aimed to balance nurturing individual style and group synchronization in beginner-level dancers. 
(Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Lorenzo Rangel-Santos auditioned for “So You Think You Can Dance” three times before making it to the academy round of the current season. Practicing ballet and modern styles, he said, increased his flexibility which helped prepare him for free styling portions of the show and helped to keep his dance moves from looking too stiff,  which he had received critiques on in the past, he said. (Anirudh Keni/Daily Bruin)

Student attributes success in ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ to hard work, drive

The third time was the charm for Lorenzo Rangel-Santos’ “So You Think You Can Dance” audition. The fourth-year dance student is currently competing on season 16 of the TV dance competition where he has advanced to the academy round in the show’s most recent episode. Read more...

Photo: Lorenzo Rangel-Santos auditioned for “So You Think You Can Dance” three times before making it to the academy round of the current season. Practicing ballet and modern styles, he said, increased his flexibility which helped prepare him for free styling portions of the show and helped to keep his dance moves from looking too stiff, which he had received critiques on in the past, he said. (Anirudh Keni/Daily Bruin)

Lorenzo Rangel-Santos auditioned for “So You Think You Can Dance” three times before making it to the academy round of the current season. Practicing ballet and modern styles, he said, increased his flexibility which helped prepare him for free styling portions of the show and helped to keep his dance moves from looking too stiff,  which he had received critiques on in the past, he said. (Anirudh Keni/Daily Bruin)

Hozier took the stage at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery for his "Wasteland, Baby!" tour. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Concert review: Hozier’s minimalist set lets music take the front seat in cemetery performance

Hozier wrote love songs for the end of the world – it was only fitting he perform them in a cemetery. The Irish musician took the stage at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery on Tuesday night, performing a set list which primarily pulled from his recent album “Wasteland, Baby!” Often simply standing in place with his guitar under shifting lights, the setting was modest, allowing light smoke and a gentle breeze to provide much of the atmosphere. Read more...

Photo: Hozier took the stage at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery for his "Wasteland, Baby!" tour. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Hozier took the stage at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery for his "Wasteland, Baby!" tour. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Emma Boone, a second-year music education student, will tour the United States with Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps in the summer. The group incorporates theatricality into its performances with choreography that implements ballet influences, she said. (Lauren Man/Daily Bruin)

Blue Devils band together to perform dynamic performances in summer tour

The Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps performs the same set for over 20 competitions during the summertime, Emma Boone said. The second-year music education student will play the mellophone for the Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps in the summer. Read more...

Photo: Emma Boone, a second-year music education student, will tour the United States with Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps in the summer. The group incorporates theatricality into its performances with choreography that implements ballet influences, she said. (Lauren Man/Daily Bruin)

Emma Boone, a second-year music education student, will tour the United States with Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps in the summer. The group incorporates theatricality into its performances with choreography that implements ballet influences, she said. (Lauren Man/Daily Bruin)

Spencer Spring, a second-year English student makes music on his laptop in his own room. His single, “Bubblegum Boy” follows the experience of being lovestruck when being attracted to someone new. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin staff)

Musician explores bedroom pop, strikes a chord with independently produced single

Spencer Spring’s latest single “Bubblegum Boy” follows a crush blown out of proportion. The second-year English student began making bedroom pop music last year – staying true to the genre by producing music in his own room. Read more...

Photo: Spencer Spring, a second-year English student makes music on his laptop in his own room. His single, “Bubblegum Boy” follows the experience of being lovestruck when being attracted to someone new. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin staff)

Spencer Spring, a second-year English student makes music on his laptop in his own room. His single, “Bubblegum Boy” follows the experience of being lovestruck when being attracted to someone new. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin staff)

Graduate acting student Ulato Sam will dance in the Hollywood Carnival Parade with Winery Mas, a Caribbean "mas" band. The group will wear masquerade costumes dedicated to a larger cultural theme. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)

‘Mas’ bands to reflect multicultural themes at upcoming Carnival celebration

A parade of masked, costumed performers will roll through Hollywood to celebrate international cultures. The Hollywood Carnival Parade is part of the Los Angeles Cultural Festival, a four-day celebration of LA’s worldwide cultures taking place from June 27-30. Read more...

Photo: Graduate acting student Ulato Sam will dance in the Hollywood Carnival Parade with Winery Mas, a Caribbean "mas" band. The group will wear masquerade costumes dedicated to a larger cultural theme. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)

Graduate acting student Ulato Sam will dance in the Hollywood Carnival Parade with Winery Mas, a Caribbean "mas" band. The group will wear masquerade costumes dedicated to a larger cultural theme. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)

The artist collective CMMND will release its five-song EP at its album release party, which will also feature merchandise for sale and a music visualizer. The group aims to focus on a variety of artistic endeavors. 
(Anirudh Keni/Daily Bruin)

Student-run artist collective CMMND to feature integrative art at EP release party

CMMND will sell basketball shorts, with five color options, in promotion of the artist collective’s first music record. The upcoming five-song EP features over a dozen musicians, many of whom are UCLA students. Read more...

Photo: The artist collective CMMND will release its five-song EP at its album release party, which will also feature merchandise for sale and a music visualizer. The group aims to focus on a variety of artistic endeavors. (Anirudh Keni/Daily Bruin)

The artist collective CMMND will release its five-song EP at its album release party, which will also feature merchandise for sale and a music visualizer. The group aims to focus on a variety of artistic endeavors. 
(Anirudh Keni/Daily Bruin)