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UCI Dance Student Receives Inaugural ASTAIREAWARDS™ Scholarship and Award

UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts Student Receives Inaugural ASTAIREAWARDS™ Scholarship and Award

The Department of Dance Names Jill Oates the First Recipient

Irvine, Calif., Feb. 17, 2017 – The Fred Astaire Scholarship Fund has donated to the University of California, Irvine Department of Dance an endowment for the ASTAIREAWARDS™ scholarships and awards for excellence in dance, choreography, and music. Third-year dance student Jill Oates has been named the inaugural recipient and will be awarded the annual ASTAIREAWARDS™ scholarship and award at a reception for the upcoming “Dance Visions 2017” at the Irvine Barclay Theatre on Thursday, February 23, 2017. 

“Jill was selected as the first recipient based on her excellent technical skills, focus, discipline, work ethic, and passion for dance,” said Lisa Naugle, Dance Chair. “She consistently shows respect for others, is incredibly supportive of her peers, and contributes to the
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Dance Visions 2017 brings master choreographers to the Irvine Barclay Theatre

Dance Visions 2017 brings master choreographers to the Irvine Barclay Theatre

New Distinguished Professor Lar Lubovitch makes his UCI debut

Irvine, Calif., Feb. 9, 2017 – The University of California, Irvine Department of Dance will present master choreographers of the 20th and 21st centuries in this year’s Dance Visions event, running Feb. 23-25 at the Irvine Barclay Theatre. The show premieres and reprises works from UCI Distinguished Professors and living legends of American modern dance Lar Lubovitch and Donald McKayle as well as choreography for George Balanchine’s Valse Fantaisie. Accompanied by the UCI Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Stephen Tucker, it will also feature original compositions from prominent UCI faculty.

“As a whole, the Dance Visions concert communicates a new kind of presence for the dance department, one that stands solidly on the foundation of educating dancers for the past 50 years and seeks to
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“East meets west” international dance festival presents two performances nov. 5

"EAST MEETS WEST” INTERNATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL PRESENTS TWO PERFORMANCES NOV. 5 AT THE CLAIRE TREVOR THEATRE

Irvine, Calif., October 28, 2016 – Dancers from UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Dance, Beijing Normal University, and Shanghai Normal University will perform a variety of pieces inspired by the traditional dances from both the U.S. and China. This is a unique opportunity for the Orange County community to experience the joyful display of the culture’s colorful costumes, music and talent. There will be a matinee and evening performances on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Claire Trevor Theatre on campus.

The event is sponsored by the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at University of California, Irvine, Charlie Zhang, Ruth Ding, Dr. Lin Shao Quan, Ying Foundation, cheer Pan, Ya ya, Huang Dong Ping, Luo Ming, Wu Li and Ma Xiao Yu. 

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UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts Annual Open House 2016

 

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UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts Annual Open House Presents a Backstage View to a World of Talent

EVENT:
Celebrate the Arts at the annual Trevor School Open House! The event is a rich palette of performances, which showcase the talents of the students and faculty. Art exhibitions, musical concerts, dance performances, dress rehearsals and more take place in various venues. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the productions as you tour practice and performance spaces. It is an exhilarating evening of food and festivities throughout our Arts campus. This event is free and open to the public.

WHEN/WHERE:
5:30 – 8 p.m. Thursday, October 27, on the Claire Trevor School of the Arts Campus. Mesa Parking Structure Parking Lot (grid D3 on campus map: https://communications.uci.edu/documents/pdf/
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“Shining Stars” Dance Program spreads inspiration to Orange County’s Children

“Shining Stars” Dance Program spreads inspiration to Orange County’s Children

IRVINE, Calif. (July 28th, 2016) - Leaping back into action this summer, the “Shining Stars” Dance Organization will hold its 2016 Summer Dance Program from August 15th-20th on the UC Irvine campus. 100 young children will partake in this student and alumni produced program that bridges the gaps between Orange County’s underserved communities and access to the arts in higher educational institutions.

Just as “Shining Stars” accomplished last year in the first ever program of its kind for children ages 5-12 years old, the 2016 program participants will receive a week of physical dance training in jazz, hip hop, tap and ballet in a program that takes place on the UC Irvine campus. They were also introduced to academic ideas and critical issues, such as positive body image, improvisation, dances from other parts of the world, careers in dance, and dance as a subject of study in
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