Events

East Meets West: International Dance Festival

October 28 – November 3, 2018

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 performances on Saturday, November 3
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Heart of Dance

Hosted by UCI Distinguished Professor Lar Lubovitch and Professor Lisa Naugle

 

November 1, 8, 15, 2018
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Performance Studio 1100

 

Three spectacular LA- Based dance companies, three Thursdays in November.

The Claire Trevor School of the Arts will be hosting three outstanding L.A. based dance companies in the month of November. Lar Lubovitch is continuing the "Heart of Dance" series locally this year with Lisa Naugle and is bringing L.A Dance Peoject, BODYTRAFFIC, and Los Angeles Ballet to our community at the University of California, Irvine. Come engage in a short performance followed by a Q&A session as you experience the "Heart of Dance" live on campus.

Free admission, seating is limited


Performances

Q&A moderated by Lar Lubovitch

Thursday, November 1, 5:00 p.m.

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Presented by the UCI Libraries

Donald McKayle: Dancing for All Time

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
5:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
UCI Student Center & Langson Library

The fall 2018 exhibit will focus on the life of Distinguished Professor Donald McKayle, whose recent passing merits a retrospective of his life as told through his archival collection at UCI. This exhibit will focus on four components of McKayle's life: dancer, choreographer, teacher, and activist.

Exhibit opening includes an exclusive conversation between:

  • Dennis Nahat, THE DONALD McKAYLE LEGACY, Producing Manager Theatre Ventures International, Founder/President
  • Debbie Blunden-Diggs, Artistic Director, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company
  • Jennifer Fisher, Panel Moderator, Associate Professor of Dance, Claire Trevor School of the Arts

Refreshments and wine will be served.
Free and
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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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