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Behind the Razor Wire: International Journeys in Performance & Research

Part of the Visual and Performing Arts Education Program Lecture Series.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
200 Glorya Kaufman Hall

During the summer of 2013 two scholars traveled to Rio de Janeiro to research improvisational theatre practice inside two Brazilian prisons. For this presentation, Dr. Ashley Lucas and Andrew Martinez will perform a version of their journeys through arts practice and research - tracing the intersecting lines of scholarship, activism, theatre, rhythm, and dance- grappling with what performance can achieve within spaces where a government restricts its subjects’ language, movement, and freedom of expression.

Dr. Ashley Lucas is one of the world's leading experts about issues surrounding incarceration and theatre happening inside prisons now.

Andrew Martínez, PhD student in WAC/D Culture and Performance, investigates how the arts function symbolically and culturally within a repressive national context.

Join us for a pre-show reception hosted by the Center for Brazilian Studies at 6:30pm in Glorya Kaufman Hall’s Rainbow Lounge.

Parking Information: The closest parking lot is Structure #4. Visitors may purchase daily parking permits (Currently $12) by stopping at the Information & Parking kiosks (cash only) or by using a "Pay by Space" pay station. The closest information booth to Structure #4 is located on Hilgard and Westholme Ave. To use a Parking Pay Station: Simply drive to a self-service Pay Station location. Please read the posted signs and screen prompts for Pay by Space. Pay Stations allow you to select the time you need to spend on campus and pay accordingly (all-day passes can also be purchased). UCLA maps and driving directions

Cost : Free and open to the public


Download file: 4-29-14BtRW_Final-iz-iha.pdf

Sponsor(s): Latin American Institute, Center for Brazilian Studies, Department of Art, UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture, the Max H. Gluck Foundation, the UCLA Dream Fund, the Center for Brazilian Studies, and is hosted by the department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance.