By Francisco Salazar

UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance is set to present Maya Beiser/Wendy Whelan/Lucinda Childs/David Lang’s “THE DAY.”

‘THE DAY,”which was conceived by famed cellist Maya Beiser, will be an evening-length multisensory exploration danced by Wendy Whelan, choreographed by Lucinda Childs, with music by David Lang and recorded vocals, text and live cello performed by Maya Beiser.

In a press release, Beiser described “Whelan, a beauty and power, as the only one who could fit her vision for this piece.”

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Lang, a long-time friend to Beiser, created the musical compositions which are called the day and world to come.

The first part of the piece will take audiences through themes of memory, aging, and death with the following prompt, “I remember the day.”

The second part will focus on the ideas of the soul leaving the body and what happens after you die.

Performances will be held on Oct. 18 and 19, 2019 at Royce Hall in UCLA.