UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance (CAP UCLA) presents Israel Galván in Maestro de Barra on Saturday, March 6 at 7 p.m. PST through CAP UCLA Online. This free performance was commissioned by CAP UCLA and is presented in association with UCSB’s Arts & Lectures and The Joyce Theater. For more information on engaging with the arts and artists presented by CAP UCLA, visit membership matters.
During this past year, Galván has sought to ‘servir el baile’ (serve the dance) by finding other spaces to ‘Seguir Bailando’ (keep on dancing) until a semblance of normalcy is returned. Maestro de Barra (Master of the Bar) comes from Galván’s attention to the spontaneous music and dance culture associated with cafes and bars worldwide. As theaters remain closed, it feels in tune with this moment in time.
Known for his ability to transform his body into an instrument and for his hypersensitive ear, Galván will prove his ability to “hear” the air of public spaces. His body will amplify their internal rhythms, pauses and silences, using them as the score and to point out that everything one can hear, can also be danced to. Sounds can be ordered, accompanied and understood as a rhythmic vibration that can be translated into movement.
Maestro de Barra is funded in part by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Endowment Fund. Find out more on the website – https://cap.ucla.edu/