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Celebrating “Einstein on the Beach”

einstein-glass-wilson-childs-300The Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA (CAP UCLA) welcomes “Einstein on the Beach” to Los Angeles and celebrates LA Opera‘s first presentation of this groundbreaking work by staging a freewheeling conversation with its acclaimed creators: Robert Wilson, Philip Glass and Lucinda Childs moderated by CAP UCLA Artistic and Executive Director Kristy Edmunds. The event, a collaboration with LA Opera, will be held at Royce Hall on October 12, 2013 at 1:00 PM [Tickets; $25 - $50 ($15 UCLA Students)].

The Los Angeles premiere of “Einstein on the Beach” is a momentous occasion that has inspired the creation of other campus enrichment and outreach activities themed around “Einstein-on-the Beach” and their creators among them:

Robert Wilson’s visually inspired staging of John Cage’s seminal text “Lecture on Nothing,” to be held in Royce Hall immediately following the run of “Einstein on the Beach.” Wilson appears in both performances as part of the CAP UCLA Artist Fellow program.

A free concert featuring the Chorus from “Einstein on the Beach” at Royce Hall for Los Angeles elementary schoolchildren on Monday October 7, 2013 as part of CAP UCLA’s Design for Sharing program;

Campus curriculum opportunities based on themes from Einstein on the Beach, connect students with opportunities to experience it for free, develop additional enrichment activities related to the principal creators, offer documentary screenings and more. The chorus from the opera will also provide a free performance for K-12 students from across Los Angeles;

Several evenings of works by Philip Glass in the spring of 2014, including “La Belle et La Bete,” featuring an original Glass score for the classic “Beauty and The Beast” film.

A variety of other related activities are planned that will create a rich context for the Los Angeles community, including documentary screenings and special activities for UCLA and Los Angeles students.

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