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Bringing dance, music, spoken word, theater and emerging contemporary art forms to the Royce Hall stage and greater Los Angeles.
When New York choreographer and modern dance icon Trisha Brown celebrated the 30th anniversary of her company, she naturally came to CAP UCLA, the Center for the Art of Performance. Two exuberant programs on stage in Royce Hall were complemented by a re-creation of “Man Walking Down the Side of a Building” at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Center and an installation piece in the Hammer Courtyard.
That’s just one example of CAP UCLA’s catalytic impact on West Coast culture. CAP UCLA is a magnet for all that’s exciting and intriguing in live performance: theater, dance, music and spoken word, as well as emerging platforms. The impact spreads far beyond Westwood, with artists in residence, artist fellows, master classes by visiting performers, Student Committee for the Arts, and Design for Sharing for local schoolchildren.
CAP UCLA has an extraordinary history, dating back to the first performing arts series in Royce Hall. The 1937 lineup included the great contralto Marian Anderson, the Budapest String Quartet and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Since then, the list of illustrious artists who have graced Royce Hall’s stage reads like a Who’s Who of performing arts in the 20th and 21st centuries, including Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic, Twyla Tharp, Frank Zappa, Mikhail Baryshnikov, The Philip Glass Ensemble and Meredith Monk.
Gifts to CAP UCLA help us to maintain the vitality of our programming and to broaden our reach.
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