Monday, November 19

The Center for the Art of Performance presented "Kreatur" on Monday, a dance performance captured on film. The production features members of the dance company Sasha Waltz & Guests, and focuses in on certain characters in between wider shots. (Photo courtesy of Sebastian Bolesch)

CAP presents live dance performance carefully captured on film in ‘Kreatur’

Some of the dancers featured in “Kreatur” come from backgrounds like Cirque du Soleil, while others have performed together for the past 20 years. “Kreatur,” a dance production captured on film over the period of four live performances, made its American debut in The Theatre at Ace Hotel on Monday. Read more...

Photo: The Center for the Art of Performance presented "Kreatur" on Monday, a dance performance captured on film. The production features members of the dance company Sasha Waltz & Guests, and focuses in on certain characters in between wider shots. (Photo courtesy of Sebastian Bolesch)

The Center for the Art of Performance presented "Kreatur" on Monday, a dance performance captured on film. The production features members of the dance company Sasha Waltz & Guests, and focuses in on certain characters in between wider shots. (Photo courtesy of Sebastian Bolesch)


Brett Steele, dean of the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture, and Kristy Edmunds, artistic and executive director of CAP UCLA, helped acquire the Crest Theater. (Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)

UCLA obtains historic theater with donations from Susan Bay Nimoy, unnamed donor

UCLA recently acquired a historic theater in Westwood. The UCLA School for the Arts and its performing arts program, the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, announced its acquisition of the Crest Theater in Westwood on Thursday. Read more...

Photo: Brett Steele, dean of the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture, and Kristy Edmunds, artistic and executive director of CAP UCLA, helped acquire the Crest Theater. (Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)

Brett Steele, dean of the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture, and Kristy Edmunds, artistic and executive director of CAP UCLA, helped acquire the Crest Theater. (Courtesy of UCLA Newsroom)

Alumna Angelica Chéri, who grew up hearing stories about her great-great-aunts, has created a musical based off their lives as outlaws. Excerpts from the musical will be featured at the National Alliance for Musical Theatre’s Festival of New Musicals in New York City. (Courtesy of B W Banks)

Family tales inspire alumna’s musical about white-passing, cultural identity

Angelica Chéri grew up listening to family stories about her great-great-aunts Mary and Martha Clarke – two white-passing African-American women rumored to have been outlaws in post-emancipation Texas. Read more...

Photo: Alumna Angelica Chéri, who grew up hearing stories about her great-great-aunts, has created a musical based off their lives as outlaws. Excerpts from the musical will be featured at the National Alliance for Musical Theatre’s Festival of New Musicals in New York City. (Courtesy of B W Banks)

Alumna Angelica Chéri, who grew up hearing stories about her great-great-aunts, has created a musical based off their lives as outlaws. Excerpts from the musical will be featured at the National Alliance for Musical Theatre’s Festival of New Musicals in New York City. (Courtesy of B W Banks)

Theatrical reading is one of the performance art forms featured in the installation "Ceiling of Shadows (La voûte des ombres): A Night of Victor Hugo," which will highlight Hugo's artwork and writing. Alumna Vaneh Assadourian, who will be reading English translations of Hugo's texts, said she aims to help bring Hugo’s stories to life by working with dancers and musicians. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Alumna’s performance art exhibition highlights works of Victor Hugo

“An unspeakable ceiling of shadows; a depth of obscurity that no diver can fathom; a light mingled with the obscurity, a strange somber vanquished light; brightness reduced to powder.” Victor Hugo’s words, found in his work “The Toilers of the Sea,” inspired alumna Darcie Crager to create “Ceiling of Shadows (La voûte des ombres): A Night of Victor Hugo” to accompany the current exhibit on Hugo’s drawings, “Stones to Stains: The Drawings of Victor Hugo.” The performance art installation, taking place Monday evening at the Hammer Museum, will mix excerpts from Hugo’s novels, poems and speeches with original music, dance and shadow play to provide further context for the continuing art exhibit, highlighting the author’s writing alongside his artwork. Read more...

Photo: Theatrical reading is one of the performance art forms featured in the installation "Ceiling of Shadows (La voûte des ombres): A Night of Victor Hugo," which will highlight Hugo's artwork and writing. Alumna Vaneh Assadourian, who will be reading English translations of Hugo's texts, said she aims to help bring Hugo’s stories to life by working with dancers and musicians. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Theatrical reading is one of the performance art forms featured in the installation "Ceiling of Shadows (La voûte des ombres): A Night of Victor Hugo," which will highlight Hugo's artwork and writing. Alumna Vaneh Assadourian, who will be reading English translations of Hugo's texts, said she aims to help bring Hugo’s stories to life by working with dancers and musicians. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Perla Karney, the artistic director of the Dortort Center for Creativity in the Arts, organized an exhibition titled "Love Thy Neighbor : The Refugee Experience." Featured in the exhibition are images from 2017 summer workshops for Israeli and Palestinian women hosted by Saskia Keeley. (Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)

Photography exhibit to showcase connections between Israeli and Palestinian women

This post was updated Oct. 25 at 10:42 a.m. Over 100 Israeli and Palestinian women looked directly into one another’s eyes for the first time in their lives during Saskia Keeley’s workshops. Read more...

Photo: Perla Karney, the artistic director of the Dortort Center for Creativity in the Arts, organized an exhibition titled "Love Thy Neighbor : The Refugee Experience." Featured in the exhibition are images from 2017 summer workshops for Israeli and Palestinian women hosted by Saskia Keeley. (Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)

Perla Karney, the artistic director of the Dortort Center for Creativity in the Arts, organized an exhibition titled "Love Thy Neighbor : The Refugee Experience." Featured in the exhibition are images from 2017 summer workshops for Israeli and Palestinian women hosted by Saskia Keeley. (Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)