Thursday, July 19

Jared Ortaliza, a second-year human biology and society student, and Mary McHenry, a third-year ethnomusicology student (left to right), planned a showcase called “Visible People” to create a platform for AAPI representation in pop culture. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant photo editor)

‘Visible People’ to showcase Asian-American, Pacific Islander cultural diversity

Mary McHenry and Jared Ortaliza came up with the idea for the show “Visible People” while eating dishes of pad thai and pad see ew. McHenry, a third-year ethnomusicology student and Ortaliza, a second-year pre-human biology and society student, had both been thinking independently about putting together a showcase of Asian-American and Pacific Islander artists. Read more...

Photo: Jared Ortaliza, a second-year human biology and society student, and Mary McHenry, a third-year ethnomusicology student (left to right), planned a showcase called “Visible People” to create a platform for AAPI representation in pop culture. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant photo editor)

Jared Ortaliza, a second-year human biology and society student, and Mary McHenry, a third-year ethnomusicology student (left to right), planned a showcase called “Visible People” to create a platform for AAPI representation in pop culture. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant photo editor)

UCLA Taara, a South Asian classical dance team, will perform a dance on the topic of domestic abuse at "Utsav," an event showcasing South Asian music and dance. (Courtesy of Prasad Golkonda)

UCLA Taara brings light to domestic abuse issues through South Asian dance

Third-year psychobiology student Devika Chandramohan said many people tend to associate South Asian culture with Bollywood movies and Indian food. However, the region also has a rich history of classical arts that she and other members of UCLA Taara hope to share at “Utsav,” a showcase of classical South Asian music and dance, the showcase’s director said. Read more...

Photo: UCLA Taara, a South Asian classical dance team, will perform a dance on the topic of domestic abuse at "Utsav," an event showcasing South Asian music and dance. (Courtesy of Prasad Golkonda)

UCLA Taara, a South Asian classical dance team, will perform a dance on the topic of domestic abuse at "Utsav," an event showcasing South Asian music and dance. (Courtesy of Prasad Golkonda)

First-year theater student Beatrice Brown and third-year theater student Kaiulani Kennealy (left to right) play Petruchio and Katherine in Shayna Warner’s take on “The Taming of the Shrew.” The play is meant to highlight modern gender ideals within lesbian relationships in the late 20th century, Warner said. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

A twist on ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ updates examination of gender roles

Shayna Warner wrote the characters in “The Taming of the Shrew” as women, but she kept the play’s original gender pronouns in the last scene the same. Read more...

Photo: First-year theater student Beatrice Brown and third-year theater student Kaiulani Kennealy (left to right) play Petruchio and Katherine in Shayna Warner’s take on “The Taming of the Shrew.” The play is meant to highlight modern gender ideals within lesbian relationships in the late 20th century, Warner said. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

First-year theater student Beatrice Brown and third-year theater student Kaiulani Kennealy (left to right) play Petruchio and Katherine in Shayna Warner’s take on “The Taming of the Shrew.” The play is meant to highlight modern gender ideals within lesbian relationships in the late 20th century, Warner said. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Student-run art organization Graphite accepts entries to their journal and online platform, ranging from photography to film to articles. The journal incorporates a certain theme, such as this year's theme, "categories." (Isa Saalabli/Daily Bruin)

Art organization Graphite focuses on provoking conversation, not specific art forms

Gabe Pine explores a conceptual pairing of love and action movies in his poem “Bonus Round.” The final lines opine, “Action movies are faster now because every action movie rushes home to a love poem.” Pine published his work in May on the online platform for the art organization Graphite. Read more...

Photo: Student-run art organization Graphite accepts entries to their journal and online platform, ranging from photography to film to articles. The journal incorporates a certain theme, such as this year's theme, "categories." (Isa Saalabli/Daily Bruin)

Student-run art organization Graphite accepts entries to their journal and online platform, ranging from photography to film to articles. The journal incorporates a certain theme, such as this year's theme, "categories." (Isa Saalabli/Daily Bruin)

Upcoming opera "The Mother of Us All" depicts feminist figure Susan B. Anthony and her fight for the women's right to vote. Although the show deals with historical events, its commentary on women's struggles is relevant even today, said director Michael Hackett, former chair of the theater department. (Chengcheng Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Susan B. Anthony opera spotlights suffragette struggle, women’s rights

Michelle Drever said she can’t help but tear up as she sings the words of Susan B. Anthony. Drever, a graduate voice student, is one of three women portraying the suffragette in the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television’s upcoming show, “The Mother of Us All.” The opera, which follows Anthony’s life and legacy as she fought to earn women the right to vote, is a collaboration between Opera UCLA, UCLA Philharmonia and the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, and will premiere Friday at the Freud Playhouse. Read more...

Photo: Upcoming opera "The Mother of Us All" depicts feminist figure Susan B. Anthony and her fight for the women's right to vote. Although the show deals with historical events, its commentary on women's struggles is relevant even today, said director Michael Hackett, former chair of the theater department. (Chengcheng Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Upcoming opera "The Mother of Us All" depicts feminist figure Susan B. Anthony and her fight for the women's right to vote. Although the show deals with historical events, its commentary on women's struggles is relevant even today, said director Michael Hackett, former chair of the theater department. (Chengcheng Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Latin American studies alumnus Gustavo Arellano performed Saturday night at Pop-Up Magazine, a live-performance act centered around immersive storytelling. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Alumnus explores heritage through multimedia at Pop-Up Magazine’s LA show

Gustavo Arellano knew exactly what he wanted to talk about on the stage of the Ace Hotel’s theater: a belt. For Arellano, a Latin American studies alumnus, the belt holds personal and political significance for his family and society during the Trump administration. Read more...

Photo: Latin American studies alumnus Gustavo Arellano performed Saturday night at Pop-Up Magazine, a live-performance act centered around immersive storytelling. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Latin American studies alumnus Gustavo Arellano performed Saturday night at Pop-Up Magazine, a live-performance act centered around immersive storytelling. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Graduate student Maru García put on "Vivarium: A Place of Life," an installation featuring various plant life. The installation also featured a performer interacting with the plants' environment. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

Interdisciplinary art installation displays symbiosis of people, nature

The Art | Sci Center gallery replaced paintings and sculptures with mosses, plants and mushrooms Thursday. The UCLA gallery housed “Vivarium: A Place of Life,” an art installation by graduate design media arts student Maru García. Read more...

Photo: Graduate student Maru García put on "Vivarium: A Place of Life," an installation featuring various plant life. The installation also featured a performer interacting with the plants' environment. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

Graduate student Maru García put on "Vivarium: A Place of Life," an installation featuring various plant life. The installation also featured a performer interacting with the plants' environment. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)


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