Now that CAP UCLA has returned to in-person programming, in our coming season we’ll be celebrating live performance with new work by some of the most dynamic artists of our time. Below is a sampling of our Fall/Winter season, which will be announced in full on June 8.
Dance aficionados won’t want to miss the U.S. premiere of Mellizo Doble by experimental flamenco artist Israel Galván, a collaboration with singer/guitarist Niño de Elche. Galván recodifies the physical language of flamenco, incorporating a multiplicity of influences in order to break out of the accumulated sediment of tradition. He will be familiar to longtime CAP UCLA audiences from our streaming channel — we’re excited to have him join us in person!
Of course, there will be plenty of music in our new season, including three-time Grammy winner and MacArthur Fellowship Award recipient Cécile McLorin Salvant, a composer, singer and visual artist who unearths the connections between vaudeville, blues, theater, jazz, and baroque music. Additionally, we’ll be honoring Royce Hall’s long history of hosting iconic jazz musicians when our stage is graced by the Branford Marsalis Quartet.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg. In addition to several other Fall/Winter performances, we’re opening a new venue, the UCLA Nimoy Theater, early next year, and will be presenting a large slate of amazing shows, including Kronos Quartet performing the music from their mammoth 50 for the Future project in its entirety. The Nimoy will open with 32 Sounds, an immersive documentary and profound sensory experience from filmmaker Sam Green, which explores the elemental phenomenon of sound. This special screening will feature live narration by Green and original music performed live by JD Samson of Le Tigre.
There’s never been a more exciting time to be a part of CAP UCLA’s future. In whatever capacity you are able, we hope you’ll join us in the season to come.