Events

Cultural Resonance in Contemporary Bodies

 

A New Dance Festival at UCI

October 15-16, 2018

7:00 pm

William J. Gillespie Performance Studios, 1100

 

Join us to experience innovative dance performances by three leading Asian American female choreographers who experiment with classical and modern forms of diverse cultural traditions. The festival explores new narratives regarding culture, difference, and social justice through the art form of embodied performances.

Schedule of Events

Multi-Media Exhibit Opening Reception
Sunday, October 14, 2018

4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Performance by Jodaiko at 4:45 p.m.
Orange County and Southeast Asian Archive Center
Free And Open to Public
Exhibit Open October 8 - November 2

Master Classes in Dance
Monday, October 15, 2018

8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m.
William J.
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East Meets West: International Dance Festival

October 28 – November 3, 2018

Claire Trevor Theatre

The first annual event began in 2016 when the UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts, Shanghai Normal University, and Beijing Normal University collaborated to create a week-long exchange program and showcase. The program has continued and in 2017 UCI students and Dance faculty visited Shanghai Normal University to attend performances, workshops, and conferences.

This fall we are growing the event into a spectacular festival engaging both the local Southern California dance community and our international partners from Shanghai Normal University and Nanjing University of the Arts. During the week UCI will host conferences, workshops, and master classes with our partner universities. Local dance instructors and professionals are invited to join us for these activities.

To celebrate and showcase the great work and partnerships UCI will host 2
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New Slate 

Charlotte Griffin, artistic director

 

December 6 – 8, 2018

Claire Trevor Theatre

An exciting program introducing original choreography by MFA candidates in Dance. The program includes original works and promises something for every dance enthusiast.

Performances
Evenings: Dec. 6, 7, 8 at 8:00 p.m.
Matinee: Dec. 8 at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets:
General admission: $18
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff: $15
Arts Subscriber: $14
UCI Students & Children under 17: $11

Complimentary shuttle service is available for our guests with disabilities or those with mobility issues, from the Mesa Parking Structure (MPS) to select shows throughout the season. Shuttle service will begin one hour before show-time and will meet patrons on level two (Mesa Road street level) of the MPS, near the elevator.  Advance notice is appreciated, but not required. For
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Dance Visions

Molly Lynch and Tong Wang, Artistic Directors

February 21 - 23, 2019

Irvine Barclay Theatre

Distinctive and exciting choreography by UCI Dance faculty and featuring undergraduate and graduate performers. Works will be staged and choreographed by Distinguished Professor Lar Lubovitch, Professors Tong Wang, S. Ama Wray, and others.

Performances
Evenings: Feb. 21, 22, 23 at 8:00 p.m.
Matinee: Feb. 23 at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets:
General admission: $25
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff: $21
Arts Subscriber: $19
UCI Students & Children under 17: $12

 


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Dance Escape

Lisa Naugle, Artistic Director

 

April 18 – 20, 2019

Claire Trevor Theatre

A lively spring showcase by MFA candidates in Dance, highlighting graduate and undergraduate dancers.

Performances
Evenings: Apr. 18, 19, 20 at 8:00 p.m.
Matinee: Apr. 20 at  2:00 p.m.

Tickets:
General $18
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff $15
Art Subscribers $14
UCI Students & Children under 17 $11

Shuttle services will begin one hour before showtime and will meet patrons on Level Two (Mesa Road street level) of the Mesa Parking Structure, by the elevator. Advance notice is appreciated, but not required.  For additional information, please call the Arts Box Office (949) 824-2787 or email artstix@uci.edu.  (Schedules are subject to change. See posted schedule at http://www.arts.
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Physical Graffiti

Loretta Livingston, Artistic Director

 

May 2 – 4, 2019

Claire Trevor Theatre

Some of the most promising undergraduate choreographers present original new works in this annual concert brimming with young talent. 

Performances
Evenings:  May 2, 3, 4 at 8:00 p.m.
Matinee:  May 4 at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets:
General $18
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff $15
Art Subscribers $14
UCI Students & Children under 17 $11

Shuttle services will begin one hour before showtime and will meet patrons on Level Two (Mesa Road street level) of the Mesa Parking Structure, by the elevator. Advance notice is appreciated, but not required.  For additional information, please call the Arts Box Office (949) 824-2787 or email artstix@uci.edu.  (Schedules are subject to change. See posted schedule at
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