Emile Rappaport (B.A., theatre and dance, ‘19) works in
video production for the Los Angeles based Zach
King Team which specializes in making short, high
concept videos that are shared onto Tik Tok, Instagram, and
YouTube. Though Rappaport originally arrived in L.A. to pursue an
Annie Saunders, a multidisciplinary creator and director of
site-specific experiences, is the fall 2021 Granada
Artist-in-Residence for the Department of Theatre and Dance.
Saunders will be joined by her core collaborator Jackie! Zhou, a
Los Angeles-based artist and sound designer.
In harmony with other venues on the UC Davis campus and across
the state of California, The Arts departments are committed to
providing as safe an experience as possible to our greater
community—and will do so until state or county guidelines are
We are dismayed at the recent racist violence, and murders, in
Atlanta, and across the country, against Asian and Asian-American
people and women in particular. We recognize that this is part of
an ongoing regime of racism and violence and denounce it.
We stand in solidarity with those working against racism in
our communities, workplaces, government, and cultural
As Artists and Educators in Theatre, Dance, and Performance we
unequivocally condemn the historically rooted and pervasive
racist murders of African Americans and other people of color by
police in the United States and globally. We acknowledge these
most recent examples are not unique. We acknowledge this plague
is systemic and extends beyond the police. We cannot function as
a society, nor as a learning institution, in a context where
people of color cannot walk, jog, drive, talk, or even sleep in
their homes safely without fear of being murdered by the state.
We certainly cannot teach our craft, which is by its very nature
a living and breathing engagement with all people, without
denouncing this violence, and the hateful rhetoric that fuels it.
An online KQED article has selected Performing
Truth: Works of Radical Memory for Times of Social
Amnesia by Professor L.M. Bogad as an “essential new
book by a radical performing artist.” The piece
by Nicole Gluckstern goes on to say “Bogad’s book offers a
variety of road-tested activist artist tactics to create moments
of creative protest and inspire radical consciousness.”
The Department of Theatre and Dance production of The Bluest
Eye will be presented at the Chicago International Puppet
Theater Festival in January 2022. The show was originally
performed at UC Davis in spring 2018.
Professor Mindy Cooper is the chair of the Ann
Reinking Scholarship Program which honors the late
actress/dancer/choreographer. The program presented its first
scholarship at a fundraising event in New York on Nov. 8.
The UC Davis campus will come alive with sound through an
installation of six audio works responding to specific location
created by students. Location and
Listening, presented by the Department of Theatre and
Dance, will be accessible at noon on Dec. 3 until 7 p.m. on Dec.
Shinichi Iova-Koga, the
winter 2022 Granada Artist-in-Residence, will hold auditions for
his collaborative project Clouds from a Crumbling
Giant on Jan. 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the Main Theatre,
Wright Hall. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. for performers to