Friday, November 22

Physical storyteller Andrew Dawson said it was difficult for him as an aspiring actor to inhabit other characters, but with mime and physical theater, he has learned to tell stories using just his body. He will perform interpretations of "Space Panorama" and "Spirit of the Ring" at Royce Hall. (Keaton Larson/Daily Bruin)

Storyteller mimes historic Apollo 11 moon landing at Royce Hall

While the eyes are the window to the soul, the hands can be just as expressive. Meticulous hand gestures and facial expressions make up the performance toolkit of physical storyteller Andrew Dawson, who is showcasing two original works for UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance at Royce Hall through Nov. Read more...

Photo: Physical storyteller Andrew Dawson said it was difficult for him as an aspiring actor to inhabit other characters, but with mime and physical theater, he has learned to tell stories using just his body. He will perform interpretations of "Space Panorama" and "Spirit of the Ring" at Royce Hall. (Keaton Larson/Daily Bruin)

Physical storyteller Andrew Dawson said it was difficult for him as an aspiring actor to inhabit other characters, but with mime and physical theater, he has learned to tell stories using just his body. He will perform interpretations of "Space Panorama" and "Spirit of the Ring" at Royce Hall. (Keaton Larson/Daily Bruin)



Justin Garza, a graduate student in the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, said he filmed his project “Operation West” over a period of seven days and that it is a thriller fueled by powerful action shots. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Graduate student’s short film about government conspiracy depicts moral sacrifice

A mass shooter and CIA operative begin to unravel a deep-rooted government conspiracy in an upcoming two-minute short film by Justin Garza. Filmed over a period of seven days in early November, the writer, producer and director Garza said his film, “Operation West,” will be energetic with an intriguing conclusion. Read more...

Photo: Justin Garza, a graduate student in the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, said he filmed his project “Operation West” over a period of seven days and that it is a thriller fueled by powerful action shots. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Justin Garza, a graduate student in the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, said he filmed his project “Operation West” over a period of seven days and that it is a thriller fueled by powerful action shots. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin senior staff)

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‘Lady and the Tramp’ remake’s original music captures essences of each character

Joseph Trapanese had to immerse audiences in the 1910s while also creating an original score for the live-action version of “Lady and the Tramp.” Known for his work in “The Greatest Showman,” “Straight Outta Compton” and the “Divergent“ trilogy, Trapanese said his most recent project challenged him to develop a refreshing overall musical language for a new generation of moviegoers while staying loyal to the emphasis on an era that is integral to this new interpretation. Read more...

Photo: (Shari Wei/ Daily Bruin)

(Shari Wei/ Daily Bruin)

Professor Ramesh Srinivasan’s new book, “Beyond the Valley: How Innovators around the World are Overcoming Inequality and Creating the Technologies of Tomorrow” addresses the internet’s influence on society and in the field of information studies. (Courtesy of Ramesh Srinivasan)

Professor discusses his new book which explores modern internet use

Fifty years ago, the internet was born at UCLA. Today, it can be hard to imagine a world without it. Nevertheless, professor Ramesh Srinivasan said the increasing prevalence of the internet brings growing changes to society, specifically to the field of information studies. Read more...

Photo: Professor Ramesh Srinivasan’s new book, “Beyond the Valley: How Innovators around the World are Overcoming Inequality and Creating the Technologies of Tomorrow” addresses the internet’s influence on society and in the field of information studies. (Courtesy of Ramesh Srinivasan)

Professor Ramesh Srinivasan’s new book, “Beyond the Valley: How Innovators around the World are Overcoming Inequality and Creating the Technologies of Tomorrow” addresses the internet’s influence on society and in the field of information studies. (Courtesy of Ramesh Srinivasan)

DiverseCity Tours, run by UCLA’s Cultural Affairs Commission, provides free transportation to different areas around Los Angeles such as Chinatown, Little Tokyo, Koreatown and Little Armenia. The tours normally take place on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Niveda Tennety/Assistant Photo editor)

DiverseCity Tours takes students to cultural hubs around Los Angeles

Students can travel to locations ranging from Chinatown, Little Tokyo, Koreatown and Little Armenia for free. UCLA’s Cultural Affairs Commission provides free transportation to different cultural areas around Los Angeles under its DiverseCity Tours program. Read more...

Photo: DiverseCity Tours, run by UCLA’s Cultural Affairs Commission, provides free transportation to different areas around Los Angeles such as Chinatown, Little Tokyo, Koreatown and Little Armenia. The tours normally take place on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Niveda Tennety/Assistant Photo editor)

DiverseCity Tours, run by UCLA’s Cultural Affairs Commission, provides free transportation to different areas around Los Angeles such as Chinatown, Little Tokyo, Koreatown and Little Armenia. The tours normally take place on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Niveda Tennety/Assistant Photo editor)