Sunday, October 20

Performance to use cellist, dancer to explore themes of life and death

The Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA's newest production, "THE DAY," opens at Royce Hall on Friday and stars Maya Beiser on the cello and Wendy Whelan as the dancer. The music, composed by David Lang, was inspired by the aftermath of Sept. 11 and explores the journey of life and death. (Courtesy of Hayim Heron/Jacob's Pillow)

The Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA's newest production, "THE DAY," opens at Royce Hall on Friday and stars Maya Beiser on the cello and Wendy Whelan as the dancer. The music, composed by David Lang, was inspired by the aftermath of Sept. 11 and explores the journey of life and death. (Courtesy of Hayim Heron/Jacob's Pillow)

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A cellist and a dancer explore life and death on a reflective glass floor in “THE DAY.” The show, which will run at Royce Hall on Friday and Saturday, presents concepts such as the collective memory and the meaning of life, said cellist Maya Beiser.


(Courtesy of Mega Collider Records)
(Courtesy of Mega Collider Records)

(Courtesy of  Kimberley French/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)
(Courtesy of  Kimberley French/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

(Courtesy of Madarin Vision)
(Courtesy of Madarin Vision)

Third-year English student, Conner Wharton, co-wrote the short film "Ladies Most Deject” which is set in Central Appalachia. When filming in Central Appalachia, Wharton said she was inspired by the region’s drug crisis to create the narrative of her project. The plot of the film follows main character Charlie along with her three siblings, who all live in a storage unit to hide from their mother. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin staff)

Student’s film addresses effects of US drug crisis in Central Appalachia

Conner Wharton’s film depicts people sheltered in a storage room after running from a mother dealing with addiction. Filmed in June 2018 and set in Central Appalachia – a region dealing with one of the worst drug crises in the nation’s history – “Ladies Most Deject” was co-written by the third-year English student and will premiere at the LA Femme International Film Festival on Oct. Read more...

Third-year English student, Conner Wharton, co-wrote the short film "Ladies Most Deject” which is set in Central Appalachia. When filming in Central Appalachia, Wharton said she was inspired by the region’s drug crisis to create the narrative of her project. The plot of the film follows main character Charlie along with her three siblings, who all live in a storage unit to hide from their mother. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin staff)

(Courtesy of NEON CJ Entertainment)
(Courtesy of NEON CJ Entertainment)

(Catherine Nordstrom/Daily Bruin)
(Catherine Nordstrom/Daily Bruin)


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