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Molly Lynch's National Choreographers Initiative to Receive National Endowment for the Arts Grant

Through its grant-making to thousands of nonprofits each year, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) promotes opportunities for people in communities across America to experience the arts and exercise their creativity.

In the second major grant announcement of fiscal year 2015, the NEA will make a $20,000 award to Irvine Barclay Theatre in support of the National Choreographers Initiative. The NEA will make 1,023 awards totaling $74.3 million nationwide in this funding round.

NEA Chairman Jane Chu said, “The NEA is committed to advancing learning, fueling creativity, and celebrating the arts in cities and towns across the United States. Funding these new projects like the one from Irvine Barclay Theatre and the National Choreographers Initiative represents an investment in both local communities and our nation’s creative vitality.”

Molly Lynch, NCI’s founder and artistic director, commented, “It is gratifying that the NEA has recognized the National
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CTSA Launches Registration for 2015 Summer Academies in the Arts

 

CTSA Launches Registration for 2015 Summer Academies in the Arts for High School and Middle School Students

IRVINE, Calif., (February 6, 2015) – The Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) at the University of California, Irvine launched registration for its 2015 Summer Academies in the Arts today. The Academies are part of a movement by the school to provide meaningful opportunities for the community to engage with the arts on campus at UCI and to contribute to youth development. These college and career preparatory intensives for high school and middle school students, and exploratory arts and learning camps for elementary school students, enhance students’ 21st century skills, and support college and career goals, self-confidence and leadership.

Talented and motivated students get practical and technical instruction in small classes taught by experienced undergraduate and graduate instructors, professionals in the field and, in some cases
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UCI’s Dance Department Offers a Unique Look at Dance Visions 2015

IRVINE, Calif. (February 3, 2014) – Dance Visions 2015 prepares to illuminate audiences with a mixture of new choreography and the re-staging of an American classic. This exceptional performance is being presented by the UCI Dance Department as a part of their 50th anniversary celebration for the Claire Trevor School of the Arts. The performance led by Artistic Director, Molly Lynch, will feature Eugene Loring’s classic American ballet, Billy the Kid, with live music from the UCI Symphony Orchestra led by conductor, Dr. Stephen Tucker.  New original pieces from faculty members Tong Wang, Shaun Boyle, and legend Donald McKayle will also premier as part of this annual constellation of exceptional works.  Dance Visions 2015 will run from February 11 – 15, 2015 in the Claire Trevor Theatre.
 
In addition to the performances, a special free presentation entitled “Eugene Loring: The Making of Billy the Kid” will take place on Monday,
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UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of The Arts Stages Revival of Eugene Loring’s Billy The Kid

IRVINE, Calif. (December 5, 2014) -- The Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) at the University of California, Irvine is thrilled to announce that as part of our 50th anniversary season the Department of Dance will stage a revival of founding faculty member Eugene Loring’s classic American ballet, Billy the Kid. The work will be featured as part of Dance Visions, an annual constellation of faculty works which runs from February 11 – 15, 2015 in the Claire Trevor Theatre. The program will also include choreography by outstanding current faculty members Tong Wang, Shaun Boyle, and Donald McKayle.
Eugene Loring, founding Chair of the Dance Department when the School opened in 1965, was already a luminary in his field when he was hired by then Dean Clayton Garrison. Billy the Kid was commissioned by Ballet Caravan and premiered in Chicago in 1938, and has enjoyed an unbroken history of production since the opening. The rousing score is one of
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UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts Annual Open House

IRVINE, Calif. (October 20, 2014) -- The Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) at the University of California, Irvine invites you to attend its fourth annual arts Open House on Thursday, November 6 from 5:30 – 8:00pm. As UCI and our School embark on this 50th anniversary year, the evening’s festivities will highlight our expansive legacy of learning and creativity. Admission to the event is free, so bring the whole family to enjoy an array of entertainment, many complementary food options, and live jazz on the arts plaza.
Our annual Open House offers a chance for audiences to go “behind the scenes” at CTSA, as we invite the public into a variety of our creative spaces. This fall in the University Art Galleries we feature a solo exhibition of paintings by Ed Moses, one of the School’s founding faculty members in Studio Art. The Beall Center for Art + Technology will also be open, offering an interactive show featuring the works of game designer Eddo Stern.
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Diane Diefenderfer Presented Pilates Lecture in Japan

Lecturer of Dance Diane Diefenderfer presented lectures and workshops on “Dance and Education and Pilates Method for Physical Conditioning” at the Tsukuba Summer Institute (TSI) in Ibaraki, Japan. TSI is a week-long seminar/workshop for undergraduate and graduate students in physical education and sports sciences held at the University of Tsukuba. Diane is also a Distinguished Teacher for Pilates Anytime, an online Pilates Studio offering documentaries, interviews, workshops and classes.

For more information on Diane Diefenderfer click the link below:

http://dance.arts.uci.edu/diane-diefenderfer


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Lisa Naugle and John Crawford Take Dance Students to Perform in Rome

Professor of Dance Lisa Naugle and Associate Professor of Dance John Crawford took six CTSA dance students to Italy last summer to participate in a collaborative project and performance in choreography, music, and video at the University of Rome. The dancers performed Professor Naugle’s new choreography at Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma (MARCO) and at the Conservatory S. Cecila of Rome. Professor Crawford and two of the students also stopped in New York to give a workshop in the Sonic Arts Program.

For more information on Professor Naugle and Professor Crawford click on the links below:

http://dance.arts.uci.edu/lisa-naugle

http://dance.arts.uci.edu/john-crawford


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Molly Lynch Commissioned to Create New Work for Sacramento Ballet

Associate Professor of Dance Molly Lynch was commissioned to create a new work, “Passing,” for Sacramento Ballet’s Modern Masters Series. Lynch was also the Artistic Director for the 11th Annual National Choreographers Initiative, and was selected to present her choreography “Soaring” at the CORPS de Ballet International Conference in Pittsburg in June.

For more information on Professor Molly Lynch click the link below:

http://dance.arts.uci.edu/molly-lynch


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Chad Michael Hall’s Muliplex Dance Finished First Season

Assistant Professor of Dance Chad Michael Hall’s Multiplex Dance finished out its first season with two exciting projects: Interface: The Marriage Project, and Summerplex 2014. Interface was a two-week residency and choreographic commission made possible through a grant from the city of West Hollywood’s One City One Pride Arts Festival. The new work, called “I Do,” was created over the course of two weeks and featured members of the LGBTQ community dancing alongside MXD company dancers. Summerplex was the first annual summer intensive professional training program created and taught by Hall as Artistic Director of his new company.

For more information on Chad Michael Hall click on the links below:

http://dance.arts.uci.edu/chad-michael-hall


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2014-2015 Season Brochure

Welcome to the 50th Anniversary of UC Irvine — and to the Claire Trevor School of the Arts’ 2014-15 season of exciting exhibitions, performances, and special events. Since its founding in 1965, the School of Fine Arts has been a unique and vibrant presence in the community, nationally, and internationally, building from strength to strength across these five decades.
To celebrate our Golden Anniversary, we’re re-introducing some of our most notable founding faculty members: Dr. Robert Cohen, Claire Trevor Professor of Drama (and still a central member of the Drama Department), Dance’s Eugene Loring, Music’s Professor Emeritus H. Colin Slim, and several founding Art Department faculty members and students who are now part of any Who’s Who of Southern California art. Beyond these tributes, this year we’re building on our enormously successful 2013-14 season, in which CTSA was named — from a field of fortyeight nominees — Coast Magazine’s Top Arts Organization in Orange County,
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