Saturday, November 17

Jerimiah Sims plays Tony in “452,” a short film following him and Rolland, who wakes up in a mysterious location unable to communicate and relies on physical cues and humming sounds. The film utilizes lengthy silences and heightened music to create a sense of discomfort. (Courtesy of Almarosa Estrada)
Jerimiah Sims plays Tony in “452,” a short film following him and Rolland, who wakes up in a mysterious location unable to communicate and relies on physical cues and humming sounds. The film utilizes lengthy silences and heightened music to create a sense of discomfort. (Courtesy of Almarosa Estrada)

(Courtesy of Matthew Murphy)
(Courtesy of Matthew Murphy)

Alumna Alyssa Griego will be combining her original poetry with film in her upcoming self-directed video “Almost Forgotten.” In merging the two mediums, Griego plans on exploring social commentary related to her identity as a queer Chicana woman. 
(Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)
Alumna Alyssa Griego will be combining her original poetry with film in her upcoming self-directed video “Almost Forgotten.” In merging the two mediums, Griego plans on exploring social commentary related to her identity as a queer Chicana woman. 
(Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Professor Gigi Johnson's research into streaming and playlists landed her the opportunity to speak at an upcoming conference in Germany. She said streaming services collect information on their users based on playlists, providing individualized ads. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)
Professor Gigi Johnson's research into streaming and playlists landed her the opportunity to speak at an upcoming conference in Germany. She said streaming services collect information on their users based on playlists, providing individualized ads. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

“Eurydice,” directed by alumna Roshni Shukla, modernizes the original Greek myth by focusing on the female protagonist Eurydice as she is forced to choose her life’s direction. (Courtesy of Rich McCarter)
“Eurydice,” directed by alumna Roshni Shukla, modernizes the original Greek myth by focusing on the female protagonist Eurydice as she is forced to choose her life’s direction. (Courtesy of Rich McCarter)

Alex Swift Almaraz, a UCLA alumnus, learned to dance hip-hop in high school and choreographed dances as part of the UCLA dance department's senior project. He has taught in prisons and alongside dance companies, and he plans to continue sharing his passion for dance after a trip to Chicago and Amsterdam in an effort to learn more about the specific dance styles he performs. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Dance alumnus uses choreography to explore, teach new styles

Alex Swift Almaraz’s first tattoo reads, “Live hard, die free.” The tattoo reflects a mantra he would later devise, taking inspiration from the words of house dance pioneer Marjory Smarth: “Live true, dance free.” Almaraz, a UCLA alumnus, will share his passion for teaching and performing hip-hop, house dance and Chicago footwork this summer. Read more...

Alex Swift Almaraz, a UCLA alumnus, learned to dance hip-hop in high school and choreographed dances as part of the UCLA dance department's senior project. He has taught in prisons and alongside dance companies, and he plans to continue sharing his passion for dance after a trip to Chicago and Amsterdam in an effort to learn more about the specific dance styles he performs. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Faculty members Peter Golub, Kay Rhie and David Lefkowitz (left to right) will perform their original compositions Tuesday in Schoenberg Hall. Golub said faculty concerts allow composition students to see their teachers as practitioners.(Isra Ameen/Daily Bruin)
Faculty members Peter Golub, Kay Rhie and David Lefkowitz (left to right) will perform their original compositions Tuesday in Schoenberg Hall. Golub said faculty concerts allow composition students to see their teachers as practitioners.(Isra Ameen/Daily Bruin)


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