Tuesday, March 26


Miri Koral, a professor of Yiddish culture and language at UCLA, read Yiddish poetry during a workshop Sunday while musicians from the band Klezmer Juice played music behind her. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Festival showcases klezmer to restore interest in Yiddish culture

Klezmer originated in Eastern Europe but finds its future in a new generation of American Jewish youth. UClezLA, which took place Sunday at Schoenberg Hall, is a Yiddish culture festival which included workshops on klezmer, a musical genre containing Jewish influences and a mixture of sounds from Romani music and Polish folk music. Read more...

Photo: Miri Koral, a professor of Yiddish culture and language at UCLA, read Yiddish poetry during a workshop Sunday while musicians from the band Klezmer Juice played music behind her. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Miri Koral, a professor of Yiddish culture and language at UCLA, read Yiddish poetry during a workshop Sunday while musicians from the band Klezmer Juice played music behind her. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

UCLA archivists Aaron Bittel and Maureen Russell work with the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive in Schoenberg Hall. The archive's reopening will be celebrated through the "Documenting the Sounds of Africa" symposium and concert Friday. (Eli Countryman/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive strikes celebratory note with reopening concert

The UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive will return with a new sound. The archive is an audiovisual library where scholars have been able to submit materials such as field recordings and interviews from their research. Read more...

Photo: UCLA archivists Aaron Bittel and Maureen Russell work with the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive in Schoenberg Hall. The archive's reopening will be celebrated through the "Documenting the Sounds of Africa" symposium and concert Friday. (Eli Countryman/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA archivists Aaron Bittel and Maureen Russell work with the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive in Schoenberg Hall. The archive's reopening will be celebrated through the "Documenting the Sounds of Africa" symposium and concert Friday. (Eli Countryman/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Chelsea Bonosky performs in Sarah Elgart's dance film, which will screen at the Depth of Field festival on Wednesday. Elgart said the dance was inspired by VIA 57 WEST, the building featured throughout. (Courtesy of Sarah Elgart)

Dance film symposium to showcase intersection of choreography, cinematography

Eight-year-old Axe’Re Shallowhorn recorded a film of his mother dancing at the beach, throwing sand in front of the camera for special effect. The film, entitled “Entre Terre et Ciel,” or “Between Earth and Sky,” will be screened on the first day of the Depth of Field festival hosted by the UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance. Read more...

Photo: Chelsea Bonosky performs in Sarah Elgart's dance film, which will screen at the Depth of Field festival on Wednesday. Elgart said the dance was inspired by VIA 57 WEST, the building featured throughout. (Courtesy of Sarah Elgart)

Chelsea Bonosky performs in Sarah Elgart's dance film, which will screen at the Depth of Field festival on Wednesday. Elgart said the dance was inspired by VIA 57 WEST, the building featured throughout. (Courtesy of Sarah Elgart)


Taylor Mac will perform in "Taylor Mac's Holiday Sauce" in Royce Hall on Friday and Saturday. Machine Dazzle designed the two outfits for the show, using objects like pig heads and elf fingers.(Courtesy of  Little Fang Photography)

Q&A: Designer shares inspiration behind innovative costume designs for ‘Holiday Sauce’

Two green pig heads complete an outfit in “Taylor Mac’s Holiday Sauce.” Accompanied by severed elf fingers, the attire’s goal is to showcase the negative aspects of the holidays in the show. Read more...

Photo: Taylor Mac will perform in "Taylor Mac's Holiday Sauce" in Royce Hall on Friday and Saturday. Machine Dazzle designed the two outfits for the show, using objects like pig heads and elf fingers.(Courtesy of Little Fang Photography)

Taylor Mac will perform in "Taylor Mac's Holiday Sauce" in Royce Hall on Friday and Saturday. Machine Dazzle designed the two outfits for the show, using objects like pig heads and elf fingers.(Courtesy of  Little Fang Photography)

Sweet Honey In The Rock, an a capella ensemble, performed in Royce Hall on Friday, incorporating social issues and commentary into its songs, speaking about the topics in between. (Deirdre Klena/Daily Bruin)

Ensemble ties social, political issues from the past and present into performance

African rhythms, political protest and harmonizing voices all made their mark in Royce Hall on Friday evening. The Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA welcomed Sweet Honey In The Rock, a female singing ensemble accompanied by light instrumentation, for the group’s 45th anniversary on Friday at Royce Hall. Read more...

Photo: Sweet Honey In The Rock, an a capella ensemble, performed in Royce Hall on Friday, incorporating social issues and commentary into its songs, speaking about the topics in between. (Deirdre Klena/Daily Bruin)

Sweet Honey In The Rock, an a capella ensemble, performed in Royce Hall on Friday, incorporating social issues and commentary into its songs, speaking about the topics in between. (Deirdre Klena/Daily Bruin)


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