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Dance Students participate in the East Meets West Festival in China

Ten students and three faculty members from the Department of Dance were invited to participate in the "East Meets West" International Dance Festival in Shanghai, China. Students had the opportunity to participate in master classes, seminars, and workshops with local artists and students. Professors Tong Wang, John Crawford, and Kelli Sharp gave lectures and presentations at the festival. The following faculty also presented choreography: Tong Wang, Donald McKayle, and Lisa Naugle. Student Radhanath Thialan was also selected to showcase his choreography. The collaboration was part of the departments ongoing "China Initiative" which supports academic collaboration with China and increases the visibility and influence of the UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Dance in China and the local Chinese community.

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DanceWatch: Dancer Ching Ching Wong says good-bye

"Ching Ching Wong has danced for NW Dance Project for the past seven years. When she and I sat down this past weekend to talk, we estimated that she had danced approximately 70 new dances in her seven years with the company. If you’re wondering if that’s a lot? It is. It’s a whole lot. Wong’s contribution to the company is immeasurable.

This weekend she will be performing with NW Dance Project for the last time just days before she leaves on a self-directed world tour to teach and perform with her boyfriend of seven years Joe Reynolds and Korean violinist-looper and composer Joe Kye.

But before she exits Portland, Wong will perform a new solo choreographed by Katie Scherman with Kye and the Bravo Orchestra at Alberta Abbey on October 27 at 7:30 pm here in Portland. She will launch her website on October 25 as well as a fundraising campaign. Chingchingwong.com

Wong is half Chinese on her father’s side and half Filipino on her mother’s side. She was born in
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Molly Lynch Receives Arts Visionary Award for 2017

Molly Lynch, Associate Professor of Dance was the Helen Modjeska Cultural Legacy Award recipient of the Arts Visionary Award for 2017. This is a lifetime achievement award nominated by the arts community and awarded by the Arts OC Board. It was awarded in recognition of Molly's personal achievements as one of Orange County’s leading artistic visionaries. Awarded at the 18th Annual OC Arts Awards on October 17, 2017. 


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Dance Currents Inc. Presents 'One Hundred Years of Moderna Dance/A Test to Time'

Dance Currents Inc. is presenting a concert of nine Modern dances by famous choreographers, including Rainbow Etude by Donald McKayle.


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UC Irvine MFA Graduate Joshua Romero on Playing Statue

Article by Rachel Lee

UC Irvine MFA graduate Joshua Romero works for an events company that requires him to stand perfectly still while painted to resemble marble, bronze, or gold.
 


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FADA (Film-Arts-Drama Alliance) club produces "Zot Zot Land" to celebrate the Arts at UCI

Watch the Behind the Scenes Film -> https://youtu.be/lfAVKM4kU70

Arts students from University of California, Irvine came together to put their spin on La La Land's "Another Day of Sun!" 80+ students and mentors were involved in the film project that included newly recorded instrumentals, vocals, lyrics, along with new choreography.  The film was produced by the Film-Arts-Drama-Alliance (FADA) at UCI specifically for the 18th annual Zotfest film festival at UCI.  The team wanted to create a "Soft Opening" film that would unite the students together for one large project. With the teamwork from Paper Sketch Media, FADA, and UCI Illuminations, they were able to pull resources together to bring the project "Zot Zot Land" to life! Filmmakers, Designers, Singers, Dancers,
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