Sunday, April 21

Fourth-year computer science and cognitive science student Jason Mally performed two original songs and completed his set with Third Eye Blind’s “Jumper.” (MacKenzie Coffman/Assistant Photo editor)

Student musicians support AIDS awareness in waning hours of Dance Marathon

Two student singers and one pianist addressed the usefulness of Dance Marathon as well as expanded the topics covered to address mental illness. Second-year English student Ulani Mafate and third-year political science student Kevin Jang took the stage early Sunday morning. Read more...

Photo: Fourth-year computer science and cognitive science student Jason Mally performed two original songs and completed his set with Third Eye Blind’s “Jumper.” (MacKenzie Coffman/Assistant Photo editor)

Fourth-year computer science and cognitive science student Jason Mally performed two original songs and completed his set with Third Eye Blind’s “Jumper.” (MacKenzie Coffman/Assistant Photo editor)

Kelly Gluckman took the stage at Dance Marathon, discussing her own experience living with HIV for over eight years and performing a spoken word about the stigmas surrounding the virus. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Dance Marathon performer talks living with HIV, changing stigma surrounding it

Performer Kelly Gluckman, who has been living with HIV for more than eight years, said she feels healthier than ever before. Gluckman first took the stage in Pauley Pavilion around 3:30 a.m. Read more...

Photo: Kelly Gluckman took the stage at Dance Marathon, discussing her own experience living with HIV for over eight years and performing a spoken word about the stigmas surrounding the virus. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Kelly Gluckman took the stage at Dance Marathon, discussing her own experience living with HIV for over eight years and performing a spoken word about the stigmas surrounding the virus. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Lostboycrow brought his indie influences to Dance Marathon, which fourth-year sociology student Kelsi Barbata said was a fresh change of pace from the other music styles at the event. (Daanish Bhatti/Daily Bruin)

Lostboycrow’s indie music provides dancers a relaxing interlude among the EDM

“Remember, don’t sit down,” instructed Lostboycrow 12 hours into the 18th annual Dance Marathon. The second headliner took the stage Saturday night in Pauley Pavilion along with his band members, fusing in his relaxed, indie genre into the otherwise more energetic music scene at the event. Read more...

Photo: Lostboycrow brought his indie influences to Dance Marathon, which fourth-year sociology student Kelsi Barbata said was a fresh change of pace from the other music styles at the event. (Daanish Bhatti/Daily Bruin)

Lostboycrow brought his indie influences to Dance Marathon, which fourth-year sociology student Kelsi Barbata said was a fresh change of pace from the other music styles at the event. (Daanish Bhatti/Daily Bruin)

Hip-hop artist DaniLeigh and her four backup dancers comprised the first headliner of Dance Marathon. The crowd jumped as she performed unreleased tracks. (Emily Ng/Daily Bruin)

DaniLeigh delivers Dance Marathon’s first headlining performance at 10-hour mark

DaniLeigh played unreleased tracks to keep her audience on their feet at Dance Marathon. Going into the tenth hour of UCLA’s Dance Marathon, the event’s first headliner maintained students’ energies along with her four backup dancers. Read more...

Photo: Hip-hop artist DaniLeigh and her four backup dancers comprised the first headliner of Dance Marathon. The crowd jumped as she performed unreleased tracks. (Emily Ng/Daily Bruin)

Hip-hop artist DaniLeigh and her four backup dancers comprised the first headliner of Dance Marathon. The crowd jumped as she performed unreleased tracks. (Emily Ng/Daily Bruin)

Campus drag queen Lorelei danced and lip-synced to a number of songs on stage at Dance Marathon. (Kanishka Mehra/Daily Bruin)

Dance Marathon features speakers’ experiences with HIV, empowering drag queen show

This post was updated April 7 at 12:17 a.m. Black men comprise the demographic group most impacted by HIV. Awareness advocate Dontá Morrison specifically focused on this statistic at Dance Marathon, speaking with five other men about their experiences with the disease. Read more...

Photo: Campus drag queen Lorelei danced and lip-synced to a number of songs on stage at Dance Marathon. (Kanishka Mehra/Daily Bruin)

Campus drag queen Lorelei danced and lip-synced to a number of songs on stage at Dance Marathon. (Kanishka Mehra/Daily Bruin)

Dancers divided into various teams, represented by colors, during the first hour of Dance Marathon, each participating in chants and dances. The purple team based their chant off Ariana Grande's "7 rings." (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)

Enthusiasm abounds in Pauley Pavilion as Dance Marathon 2019 begins

A choreographed dance to “Burnin’ Up” by the Jonas Brothers kicked off UCLA’s 18th annual Dance Marathon. The fundraiser’s first hour also featured an address by Pediatric AIDS Coalition President Melissa Miller, a fourth-year political science and Russian Studies student, who explained the theme of this year’s Dance Marathon: embrace. Read more...

Photo: Dancers divided into various teams, represented by colors, during the first hour of Dance Marathon, each participating in chants and dances. The purple team based their chant off Ariana Grande's "7 rings." (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)

Dancers divided into various teams, represented by colors, during the first hour of Dance Marathon, each participating in chants and dances. The purple team based their chant off Ariana Grande's "7 rings." (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)



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