Ucla world arts and cultures
Department of world arts & cultures/dance | ucla school of
A part-time or full-time non-tenure track dance role is available at UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance. During the 2019-2020 academic year, the candidate may be asked to teach lower division, upper division, or graduate students in the following areas:
CHOREOGRAPHY – Candidates must be able to teach any or more of the following choreography levels: beginner, intermediate, advanced, and graduate. Must have comprehensive teaching and conducting experience, as well as a detailed understanding of principles, methods, and techniques.
Department of art | ucla school of the arts and architecture
Hello there! I’m a senior in high school working on my application to the University of California. I heard about UCLA’s World Arts and Culture major. I’m looking for answers! Do you know something about this major or have you learned anything about it? Is it difficult to obtain admission? Thank you a lot!
The major is in the School of Arts and Architecture, which accepts students by declared major and places a greater focus on special abilities through portfolio and/or audition evaluations, which are the most relevant admission criteria for this school. The school of Arts and Architecture as a whole (not just the major) had a 9% admit rate in 2018, so it’s not easy to get in.
I’ve only heard of the dance version, which is UCLA’s take on other UCs’ dance BFA programs. Since it is an audition-based admission, the academic performance requirements are likely to be lower than in L&S (though this does not make it any easier to get in).
In contrast to classical ballet and other forms of dance, the dance itself is very modern. If you contact them ahead of time, you can sit in on a class during your visit to campus, but the class she visited didn’t inspire my D all that much (she decided it wasn’t for her).
Ucla department of world arts & cultures dance
World Arts and Cultures/Dance (WACD) is led by a renowned faculty of academics, advocates, curators, filmmakers, and choreographers committed to critical cross-cultural study and art-making, and is characterized by a diverse combination of theory and practice. Making dances, exploring new media, curating exhibits, being an arts activist, and gaining academic skills in culture and the arts are all possible in our department. We use a variety of disciplines and artistic methods to encourage students to situate their work in larger social contexts.
We emphasize arts advocacy, visual traditions, and critical ethnographies in our BA in World Arts and Cultures. The Dance BA combines composition, teaching, and improvisation while also encouraging students to consider dance’s political, cultural, and historical contexts. Our MFA in Dance facilitates risky choreographic experimentation and engages with global debates about the body and art. The MA/PhD programs concentrate on theories of corporeality, performance, visuality, and culture while also providing interdisciplinary training that promotes independent study. Undergraduate and graduate students will explore art as a life-saving practice at the Art & Global Health Center.
World arts and cultures / dance
UCLA is a university in Los Angeles, Spall Fragments, an original 90-minute dramatic action concert that reckons with hyper-masculine society in Japan and America, is presented by the Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance MFA Upstart Collection.
The explosive sound and high precision of Japanese taiko drumming, the arranged space and bodies of postmodern contemporary choreography, and the nonsensical dialogue of comedic theatre pound the audience in Spall Fragments.
Spall Fragments is performed by a cast of five people. On stage with choreographer/composer Joe Small are Bevin Chan and Young Kang of the UCLA Yukai Daiko collegiate taiko drum group; Yeeman Mui of the professional Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble; and dancer Barry Brannum.
Tama ni Kizu, a dance solo mixing classical and folk Japanese dance styles with elements of contemporary dance; Shadowing Sukeroku, a piece based on the flamboyant drumming of Old Tokyo atop rock and Kabuki theatre rhythms; Good Day 2B a Bad Man II, a dialogue referencing macho action movies of Hollywood; and Bounding, a full-ensemble engagement