Happy Holidays from CAP UCLA!

Happy Holidays from CAP UCLA!
On behalf of CAP UCLA, we would like to wish a very happy holiday season to you and yours. We truly hope it’s the best time of year. Thank you for your support of the CAP UCLA 2018-2019 season this far. Please save the dates for the continuation of the season, we will be in touch in 2019!
Happy holidays and a happy New Year!
Warm regards,
Ashley, Geena, Nicole, and CAP UCLA
Hosted by Peabody-Award-winner Nadia Sirota, this performance explores the music of Pulitzer Prize-winner Caroline Shaw and Grawemeyer Prize-winner Andrew Norman and features L.A.’s own contemporary music ensemble, Wild Up.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen and Lannan Literary Award-winner Luis Alberto Urrea both write about the immigrant experience, giving fresh voice to characters who have long been stereotyped by Western culture and providing an insightful perspective on the society we all share as Americans.
In this collective work, choreographer Jérôme Bel brings together dance professionals and amateurs of diverse backgrounds to create a joyous communal celebration both on stage and off. The diversity of the dancers reveals the ways in which each person’s cultural references influence their desire to express themselves through movement.
A virtuosic display of physical ingenuity and vocal orchestration, MOUTHPIECE is a heart-wrenching, humorous journey into the female psyche that follows one woman for one day, in the wake of her mother’s death, as she tries to find her voice.
MacArthur Fellow and two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward has been hailed as the standout writer of her generation. Ernest J. Gaines Prize winner, TED Fellow and recipient of the 2016 Whiting Award for fiction, Mitchell S. Jackson is a bright new star in literary fiction. These two friends and colleagues will discuss their process, their work, and how their individual and shared cultural histories influence their writing.
The Soul Rebels started with an idea – to expand upon the pop music they loved on the radio and the New Orleans brass tradition they grew up on. They took that tradition and blended funk and soul with elements of hip hop, jazz and rock all within a brass band context. The band has built a career around an eclectic live show that harnesses the power of horns and drums in a deep pocket funk party-like atmosphere. The Soul Rebels continue to chart new territory as they feature in major films, tour globally, and combine topnotch musicianship with songs that celebrate dancing, life, funk and soul.
UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance (CAP UCLA) is dedicated to the advancement of the contemporary performing arts in all disciplines — dance, music, spoken word, and theater, as well as emerging digital, collaborative and cross-platforms — by leading artists from around the globe. Part of UCLA’s School of the Arts and Architecture, CAP UCLA curates and facilitates direct exposure to artists who are creating extraordinary works of art and fosters a vibrant learning community both on and off the UCLA campus. The organization invests in the creative process by providing artists with financial backing and time to experiment and expand their practices through strategic partnerships and collaborations. As an influential voice within the local, national and global art communities, CAP UCLA connects this generation to the next in order to preserve a living archive of our culture. CAP UCLA is also a safe harbor where cultural expression and artistic exploration can thrive, giving audiences the opportunity to experience real life through characters and stories on stage, and giving artists an avenue to challenge assumptions and advance new ways of seeing and understanding the world we live in now.
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