Student Passport Program

STUDENT PASSPORT PROGRAM
 

TRAVEL BOLDLY 2017-2018 season

Welcome to the Center for the Art of Performance!

This is your PASSPORT to a series of amazing performing arts events on the CAP UCLA 2017-2018 season. As a PASSPORT Member you can also participate in art-making activities, interact with artists and CAP UCLA staff, and connect with other students who are passionate about the arts.

The following pages have brief descriptions about each show on the PASSPORT series. For info on how to use your PASSPORT, see the back inside cover – or go to cap.ucla.edu/passport.

Anchor Destination | Fall

Destination #1     Ludovico Einaudi Essential Einaudi
Ludovico Einaudi Essential Einaudi


When is it?
  Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 8pm
Where is it?  Royce Hall (across from Powell Library)

What’s it all about? Back by popular demand, Center for the Art of Performance again welcomes the incomparable Ludovico Einaudi to Royce Hall for two unforgettable evenings. A classically trained pianist and composer, Einaudi is best known for his unique, genre-defying musical style that blends elements of classical, avant-garde, rock, jazz, electronica and world music in an effortlessly lyrical and unexpected way. He is the most streamed classical artist in the world with over 130 million streams, 500,000 followers and 2 million monthly listeners on Spotify.

More information and additional free activities here.

Side Trip Destinations | Fall

Side Trip #2     Eve Ensler & Anne Lamott: In Conversation
Eve Ensler & Anne Lamott


When is it?
  Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 7pm
Where is it?  Royce Hall (that place you see in all the pictures)

What’s it all about?  Best-selling authors Ensler (The Vagina Monolgues) and Lamott (Tender Mercies) talk about motherhood, feminism, sex, drugs, violence and political activism.

More information and additional free activities here.
Side Trip #3     Dancenorth/Lucy Guerin Inc.: Attractor
Dancenorth/Lucy Guerin Inc


When is it?
  Thusday, November 2, 2017 at 8pm
Where is it?  Royce Hall

What’s it all about?  A contemporary dance piece exploring Javanese trance, performed to a heavy metal soundtrack, by Indonesia's tour-de-force music duo Senyawa.

More information and additional free activities here.
Side Trip #4     William Kentridge: Refuse the Hour
William Kentridge


When is it?
  Friday, November 17, 2017 at 8pm
Where is it?  Royce Hall

What’s it all about?  A multimedia extravaganza on the mysteries of time, entropy, myth and black holes.

More information and additional free activities here.
Side Trip #5     Zadie Smith & Michael Chabon: A Conversation
Zadie Smith & Michael Chabon:


When is it?
  Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 8pm
Where is it?  Royce Hall

What’s it all about?  Two award-winning contemporary novelists talk about memory, cultural heritage and the craft of writing.

More information and additional free activities here.

Anchor Destination | Winter

Destination #6     Alarm Will Sound 1969
Alarm Will Sound


When is it?
  Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 8pm
Where is it?  Royce Hall

What’s it all about? Alarm Will Sound has been hailed as one of the most original contemporary ensembles on the American music scene today. Their piece, 1969, described by The New York Times as “the soundtrack to a collaboration that never was,” is based on a supposed meeting between the avant-garde composer Karlheinz Stockhausen and Beatle John Lennon that was ultimately prevented because of a blizzard. Though repeatedly denied by Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono, the story provides the basis for a wildly imaginative fantasy that intertwines the music of the Beatles, Stockhausen, Leonard Bernstein and Yoko Ono with dialogue based on interviews, letters and journals of Igor Stravinsky, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and others.

More information and additional free activities here.

Side Trip Destinations | Winter

Side Trip #7     Tony Kushner & Sarah Vowell The Lincoln Legacy: The Man and His Presidency
Tony Kushner & Sarah Vowell


When is it?
  Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 8pm
Where is it?  Royce Hall

What’s it all about?  Award-winning playwright and screenwriter Tony Kushner and bestselling author Sarah Vowell examine the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln.

More information and additional free activities here.
Side Trip #8     The Jazz Epistles Abdullah Ibrahim and Ekaya & Hugh Masekela in Concert
The Jazz Epistles


When is it?
  Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 8pm
Where is it?  Royce Hall

What’s it all about?  South African jazz pioneers Abdullah Ibrahim and Hugh Masekela tell the almost forgotten story of South Africa’s most important jazz collective, The Jazz Epistles.

More information and additional free activities here.
Side Trip #9     Kronos Quartet: My Lai
Kronos Quartet


When is it?
  Friday, March 9, 2018 at 8pm
Where is it?  Royce Hall

What’s it all about?  The infamous 1968 massacre of Vietnamese villagers by American soldiers provides the context for this new work.

More information and additional free activities here.
Side Trip #10     Taylor Mac: A 24-Decade History of Popular Music
Taylor Mac


When is it?
  Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 6pm
Where is it?  The Theatre at Ace Hotel **

What’s it all about?  A raucous history of popular music and activism in America.

More information and additional free activities here.

Anchor Destination | Spring

Destination #11     Kyle Abraham Dearest Home
Kyle Abraham


When is it?
  Friday, April 6, 2018
Where is it?  Freud Playhouse

What’s it all about?  Born into hip-hop culture in the late 1970s and grounded in an artistic upbringing in classical cello, piano and the visual arts, choreographer Kyle Abraham delves into identity through personal history. An interactive dance work developed over multiple years with members of his company, Abraham.In.Motion, Dearest Home focuses on “Love, Longing and Loss.” Generated from conversations with people from a variety of age groups and subcultures, Dearest Home interweaves movement with cross-cultural expression and community action to reveal how differently we experience and talk about love and its absence.

More information and additional free activities here.

Side Trip Destinations | Spring

Side Trip #12     Colson Whitehead
Colson Whitehead


When is it?
  Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 8pm
Where is it?  Royce Hall

What’s it all about?  Colson Whitehead discusses his Pulitzer prizewinning novel The Underground Railroad, about a young slave’s desperate bid for freedom in the ante-bellum South.

More information and additional free activities here.
Side Trip #13     Eighth Blackbird
Eighth Blackbird


When is it?
  Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 8pm
Where is it?  The Theatre at Ace Hotel **

What’s it all about?  Four-time Grammy Award-winning ensemble Eighth Blackbird plays a dynamic set of new music.

More information and additional free activities here.
Side Trip #14     Ann Hamilton and SITI Company the theater is a blank page
Ann Hamilton and SITI Company


When is it?
  Passport dates/times TBD (April 28 – May 12)
Where is it?  Royce Hall

What’s it all about?  An immersive performance installation that uses the entirety of the theater space: main floor seating, balconies and backstage in an adaptation of Virginia Wolf’s novel, To the Lighthouse.

More information and additional free activities here.
**We can help with ride-sharing to DTLA, more info to come!
Passport: How it Works
  • The three Anchor Destinations (one in Fall, Winter and Spring) will be loaded on your Bruin Card. Bring your BC with you to the theater on the night of the show. There will be a special PASSPORT Check-In Table. We will swipe your card and give you a ticket with your seat location. You will get a reminder email before each show asking you to RSVP. In order to claim your ticket you will need to RSVP by the deadline. PASSPORT Check-In opens an hour before each performance. If you lose or forget your actual PASSPORT, no worries – the tickets are on your Bruin Card.

    You can choose 2 additional shows from the Side Trip List each quarter. When you RSVP, you will need to confirm your ticket(s) by paying $5

  • Friends Fly Free! If you would like to bring a friend with you, RSVP for you and a guest. The limit on Friends Fly Free tickets is one per show, but the regular UCLA Student Ticket price is only $15. If you purchase a Side Trip show for $5, your friend comes for free: that’s two tix for $2.50!

  • Join us before each show to meet fellow travelers and learn a bit about the artists and the process. Ask for directions at Check-In. A few days before each show there will be special PASSPORT activities: art-making, talks, free food – watch your email for updates.

  • Not sure where the performance is, or how to get there? Visit cap.ucla.edu.passport for all the details!