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An Assembly of Legends Combine Their World-Renowned Talents For 'The Day'

(Courtesy of CAP UCLA.)

On October 18th and 19th, cellist Maya Beiser, dancer Wendy Whelan, choreographer Lucinda Childs and composer David Lang join forces to bring THE DAY to audiences at UCLA's Royce Hall. THE DAY is a dance theater work that focuses on the nostalgia of life and aging and what happens to the soul in the afterlife through the physical movement of dance and the and the poetry of music.

The four legends behind this production have all spent their careers performing and creating art around the world. Maya Beiser, an avant-garde cellist and multifaceted artist, is the initial force behind THE DAY and invited Whelan, Childs, and Lang to bring their expertise and energy to the piece. Whelan is a celebrated ballerina and dancer, who spent thirty years with the New York City Ballet. Lucinda Childs, the choreographer behind the production, is a CAP Alum and has created over fifty works over her career. Lang, a Pulitzer Prize, Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Critic's Choice Award-winner, composed the two sections of score for THE DAY.

Together these four artists have created a spectacle of dance and music that offers a look into how lives are lived and how souls go on after death. Through the display of everyday acts to the abstract representations of what happens after someone passes, this performance will be visually and sonically emotional and thought-provoking.

To attend the event, tickets can be purchased on the CAP UCLA website or over the phone at 310-825-2101. Tickets start at $28 and are available now. For parking information and other helpful tips for attending Royce Hall visit here.

CAP UCLA presents Maya Beiser/Wendy Whelan/Lucinda Childs/David Lang THE DAY

  • Friday, Oct. 18 at 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 19 at 8 p.m.
  • Royce Hall, UCLA, 10745 Dickson Court, Los Angeles - Google Maps