Press Room

Welcome to CAP UCLA’s online press room, where journalists can find information about our organization and all season programming. CAP supports the creation, presentation and critical dialogues vital to the ongoing innovation and expressive potential of artists in all performance disciplines—theater, dance, music and spoken word, as well as emerging platforms.

To find out more about CAP UCLA or a specific show, please contact our publicity office:

Press Inquiries:
Geena Russo
Communications Manager
Tel: 310-206-8744

Press Releases The latest news about upcoming CAP UCLA performances.

Press Image Library Images to accompany articles about CAP UCLA season artists and events are available in our press image library.

About CAP UCLA Information on the mission of CAP UCLA.

About Kristy Edmunds, Artistic and Executive Director.

Articles Archive
Below you will find links to recent feature articles and reviews.

History moves in mysterious ways. While the so-called “great men” of the world stage take credit for momentous events, it is often ordinary individuals who, tapping into unforeseen courage, shift the axis of our universe.

Oct 13, 2019 - Charles McNulty, LA Times

At the exalted age of 78, the seemingly ageless Chick Corea continues his lifelong habit of zigzagging between several musical formats — though always, as Mae West used to say, one at a time.

Oct 6, 2019 - Richard Ginell, SFCV

When celebrated keyboardist, composer and bandleader Chick Corea returns to UCLA’s Center for Art Performance at Royce Hall next month, it will be a homecoming of sorts, summoning some of the jazz great’s favorite memories.

Sep 11, 2019 - David Hochman, Forbes

Authority Magazine interviews CAP UCLA Executive and Artistic Director about shaking up contemporary art presentation.

Aug 12, 2019 - Chaya Weiner, Authority Magazine

San Francisco Classical Voice interviews Nico Muhly on where he continues to draw inspiration and what audiences can expect as he makes his first appearance at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on May 10

Apr 27, 2019 - Victoria Looseleaf, San Francisco Classical Voice

“Night of 100 Solos: A Centennial Event” was a celebration of Merce Cunningham on what would have been the 100th birthday of one the most pioneering and influential choreographers in contemporary dance.

Apr 18, 2019 - Makeda Easter, The Los Angeles Times

"The performance was a one-of-a kind parade."

Apr 17, 2019 - Mark Swed, The Los Angeles Times

Review of The White Album

Apr 7, 2019 - Charles McNulty, The Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Times interviews Lars Jan on his multimedia stage adaptation of Joan Didion's The White Album

Mar 22, 2019 - David Ulin, The Los Angeles Times

A combined review of Meredith Monk's Cellular Songs and Carrie Mae Weems' Past Tense

Mar 20, 2019 - Jacki Apple, Fabrik

Review of Batsheva Dance Company's "Venezuela," choreographed by Ohad Naharin

Mar 17, 2019 - Laura Bleiberg, The Los Angeles Times

After spending years behind the scenes as an artistic and executive director of various arts organizations, Kristy Edmunds will take center stage on March 25 in Chicago to receive the inaugural Berresford Prize from United States Artists. 

Mar 14, 2019 - Peter Libbey, The New York Times

What the audience experienced at Royce Hall was the crux of what fine art can represent.

Mar 4, 2019 - Jeff Slayton, L.A. Dance Chronicle

Presented by the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA on Saturday night at Royce Hall, “Cellular Songs” is an intimate, lovely work inspired by the complex biological processes of cells.

Mar 1, 2019 - Catherine Womack, The Los Angeles Times

Review of Jérôme Bel's Gala at the Theatre at Ace Hotel 

Feb 5, 2019 - Victoria Looseleaf, Fjord Review

Co-presented by the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA and Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at the Music Center, “The Great Tamer” emptied a lot of audience expectations about dance and theater to depict the pointless processes and shallow pleasures in our lives, along with our destruction of the environment and our unwillingness to face the consequences of our choices.

Jan 13, 2019 - Lewis Segal, The Los Angeles Times

Presented by Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, this hybrid conversation-concert will draw audiences into the music and creative processes of Norman and Shaw, with wild Up performing demonstrations and excerpts and Sirota acting as musical sherpa and host.

Jan 8, 2019 - Catherine Womack, The Los Angeles Times

“Holiday Sauce” was imbued with such freewheeling love and generosity that it tapped into the true spirit of the season.

Dec 16, 2018 - Charles McNulty, The Los Angeles Times

Taylor Mac’s “Holiday Sauce” is a giant, queer-Christmas tour de force that celebrates the holidays in their fabulous dysfunction with re-imagined renditions of 12 musty and tired songs listeners love to hate.

Dec 12, 2018 - Phillip Zonkel, Q Voice News

"It’s as magical an amalgamation as you can imagine."

Dec 5, 2018 - Kenneth Turan, L.A. Times