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Slow Show: From CalArts to West Africa

Following its first French edition at Luma Arles and Lafayette Anticipations Paris in 2019, Slow Show, conceived and led by The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance Dean Dimitri Chamblas, travels for the first time to Africa. The performance takes place as part of the Dialogues de Corps...

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First-Ever Virtual CalArts Winter Dance Concert Set for This Weekend

On Friday and Saturday (Dec. 4-5), The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance at CalArts presents its annual Winter Dance Concert featuring an ambitious, multitrack, online experience. In partnership with REDCAT, CalArts Dance faculty and students have put together an immersive and imaginative...

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Charles Gaines Joins NAD’s 2020 Class of National Academicians

Esteemed conceptual artist and School of Art faculty Charles Gaines has been inducted into the National Academy of Design’s (NAD) newest class of National Academicians. Gaines is among the 15 artists and architects selected for the 2020 roster, who will serve as ambassadors of American art...

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Drive-In Dance Concert by CalArts Faculty Jermaine Spivey and Spenser Theberge

The Betweens by CalArts School of Dance faculty Jermaine Spivey and Spenser Theberge brings live dance back to Los Angeles. Commissioned by L.A. Dance Project (LADP), The Betweens is a drive-in dance experience performed in the space surrounding LADP’s downtown Los Angeles studios. The...

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New Works by Critical Studies Dean Amanda Beech

On Nov. 8, the short film, Vacuum In Front Of You, co-created by Dean of the CalArts School of Critical Studies Amanda Beech and Diann Bauer was released to the public as part of the art project Tegel: Speculations and Propositions.  In 2011, project curators Jaspar Joseph-Lester,...

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School of Art MFA Graduates present Time is Out of Joint in a Box

The third and final part of the School of Art MFA 2020 cohort’s postgraduate exhibition, Time is Out of Joint in a Box, offers a variety of limited-edition artwork available for purchase through Saturday, Oct. 31.  ONE TWO THREE is a limited-edition, three-box set produced...

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Volker Straebel Named Dean of The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts

On Wednesday, Oct. 28, CalArts announced the appointment of Volker Straebel as the next dean of The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts (HASOM) and the new Richard Seaver Distinguished Chair in Music.  A musicologist, composer, curator, and academic leader, Straebel has served as...

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CNP and OSF Present The Carolyn Bryant Project Online

The CalArts Center for New Performance (CNP) has partnered with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) to present free screenings of the world premiere of the critically acclaimed The Carolyn Bryant Project, available Friday, Oct. 9 to Thursday, Oct. 22 on CNP’s digital platform. The...

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