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Stephen Barker named dean of UCI’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts

 

Stephen Barker to serve as dean of UCI’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts. In interim role, he fostered faculty diversity, arts/sciences collaboration and outreach.

Irvine, Calif., July 5, 2016 – Drama professor Stephen Barker has been appointed dean of the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at the University of California, Irvine. Serving as interim dean since September 2014, Barker has ushered the school into a new era of excellence, fostering faculty diversity and interdisciplinary collaboration between arts and sciences and working diligently to ensure that UCI continues to be a hub of Orange County arts and culture.

“I’m very pleased to be able to make this announcement,” said UCI Chancellor Howard Gillman. “Stephen Barker really understands the university’s role in preparing our students for success in their chosen fields; in engaging the community in our dramatic, musical and visual arts; and in helping to introduce our students to
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Jazz: The House That America Built

JazzXchange: Six Dancers, Three Musicians, Three Poets...

...a groundbreaking audience experience designed to invoke empathy, well-being and joy that transcends barriers between movement and sound, performers and viewers , life and art.

JazzXchange, led by Artistic Director and Associate Professor of Dance Sheron Wray, debuts at the Camino Playhouse in San Juan Capistrano on June 23, 2016, at 8 pm. JazzXchange is an Orange County Arts organization that exists to use the principles of jazz performance to empower communities and celebrate innovation.

Jazz is a process of creation which embraces differences melded together through a commitment to swing into time. It has always represented a multitude of nationalities that make up the United States and this JazzXchange performance embodies exactly this idea. Visibly, artists from different ethnicities create together. Envision a nation without division--this is
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For a New ‘Rainbow,’ Donald McKayle Is Still Explaining

The most ferocious sound in the room at the David H. Koch Theater was coming from an 85-year-old man in a wheelchair. But the years melted away as that man — Donald McKayle, the modern dance and Broadway choreographer known for exploring African-American themes in his work — watched a recent rehearsal of “Rainbow ’Round My Shoulder,” his 1959 masterwork about life on a chain gang, with the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company…

The New York Times – Click to read article…


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Shining Stars Dance Program Providing Dance Classes to Underserved Communities

Shining Stars Dance Program achieved a goal of providing free dance classes to 58 children from ages 5-12 from underserved communities in Orange County.  The brainchild of this program, Irishia Hubbard (BFA 2016), partnered with Nicole Rivor (MFA 2015) and together they co-directed this program, mentored by Associate Professor Sheron Wray. 

The online application for children participants will be available early Spring 2016. If you are interested in receiving the link to the application, please sign up for the email newsletter by emailing ShiningStarsOC@gmail.com.


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Irishia Hubbard is the inaugural recipient of the Donald McKayle Scholarship

Donald McKayle, a legendary choreographer and UC Irvine Emeritus Professor, has generously provided a scholarship for UCI Dance majors. Reflecting the extraordinary creative talent and character that Donald McKayle has brought to modern dance in the USA, The Donald McKayle Scholarship seeks applicants that have a strong technical command of modern dance, vivid artistic and choreographic voice that speaks to the human condition articulated through a definite approach to musicality. The inaugural scholarship was awarded to Irishia Hubbard (BFA 2016). She is in her senior year, completing her double major in Choreography and Education.


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Registration for 2016 Summer Academies in the Arts for High School and Middle School Students Open

UC IRVINE’S CLAIRE TREVOR SCHOOL OF THE ARTS LAUNCHES REGISTRATION FOR 2016 SUMMER ACADEMIES IN THE ARTS FOR HIGH SCHOOL AND MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS

IRVINE, Calif., (February 18, 2016) – The Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) has launched registration for its 2016 Summer Academies in the Arts.  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 enhance students’ 21st century skills, and support college and career goals, self-confidence and leadership.

Talented and motivated students get to experience life as an undergraduate arts major, in which they receive practical and technical instruction in small classes taught by graduate instructors, professionals in the field and, in
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Registration for 2016 Summer Academies in the Arts is Open

UC IRVINE’S CLAIRE TREVOR SCHOOL OF THE ARTS LAUNCHES REGISTRATION FOR 2016 SUMMER ACADEMIES IN THE ARTS FOR HIGH SCHOOL AND MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS

IRVINE, Calif., (February 18, 2016) – The Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) has launched registration for its 2016 Summer Academies in the Arts.  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 enhance students’ 21st century skills, and support college and career goals, self-confidence and leadership.

Talented and motivated students get to experience life as an undergraduate arts major, in which they receive practical and technical instruction in small classes taught by graduate instructors, professionals in the field and, in
Read More: Registration for 2016 Summer Academies in the Arts is Open

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