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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)

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)

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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...

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UCLA biochemistry professor Albert Courey's passion for poetry stems from his childhood fascination with music and the arts. (Kathy Chen/Daily Bruin)
UCLA biochemistry professor Albert Courey's passion for poetry stems from his childhood fascination with music and the arts. (Kathy Chen/Daily Bruin)

Beyond the actors and stage of UCLA Theater Film and Television’s “Eurydice,” stage manager and second-year theater student Kristin Hwang (left) coordinates her 20-person crew for a cohesive, smooth production from start to finish. (Daniel Alcazar/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Beyond the actors and stage of UCLA Theater Film and Television’s “Eurydice,” stage manager and second-year theater student Kristin Hwang (left) coordinates her 20-person crew for a cohesive, smooth production from start to finish. (Daniel Alcazar/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Graphic designer David Wexler, who creates set designs for artists such as Flying Lotus, Erykah Badu and Skrillex, will give a talk as part of Design | Media Arts' lecture series Thursday. (Courtesy of Theo Themison)
Graphic designer David Wexler, who creates set designs for artists such as Flying Lotus, Erykah Badu and Skrillex, will give a talk as part of Design | Media Arts' lecture series Thursday. (Courtesy of Theo Themison)

Anthropology graduate students Farzad Amoozegar (left) and Yael Assor (right) coordinated “Voices of the Olive Branch,” a show in which 13 performers will play Middle Eastern music in Powell Library on Saturday. (Zoe Hessler/Daily Bruin)

Middle Eastern music concert celebrates harmony, humanity

BY KAYLA HAUSMANN A&E contributor khausmann@media.ucla.edu Farzad Amoozegar straddled two cultures, North American and Iranian, throughout much of his childhood. Before he was 9, the Persian language, culture and food had begun to shape his identity as an Iranian; after moving to Canada and then to America, he discovered music to bridge the gap between Iran and the West. Read more...

Anthropology graduate students Farzad Amoozegar (left) and Yael Assor (right) coordinated “Voices of the Olive Branch,” a show in which 13 performers will play Middle Eastern music in Powell Library on Saturday. (Zoe Hessler/Daily Bruin)


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