The 2023 spring program lineup features engaging live musical performances and multidisciplinary collaborations on the stages of UCLA’s Royce Hall, Freud Playhouse and The Theatre at Ace Hotel. Highlights include the return of Ukrainian quartet DakhaBrakha, dancer / choreographer Shamel Pitts, Grammy-winning ensemble Quinteto Astor Piazzolla, jazz piano virtuoso Matthew Whitaker and more.
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Touch of RED
Fri, Mar 3 & Sat, Mar 4 at 8 pm
2020 Guggenheim Fellow, performance artist, choreographer and dancer Shamel Pitts bring to the stage Touch of RED, a new evening-length duet of two men inside of a contemporary ring. This newest work in Pitts’ “RED Series” investigates how Black men can allow themselves to soften despite extreme pressure and heat.