Artistic Director's Note
Welcome to the 2021 Lunar New Year celebration at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts. We invite you to view our virtual exhibition featuring the East Meets West International Dance and Music Festival.
For this year’s celebration, we offer a glimpse of past “East Meets West” performances, which showcase regional and international performing artists. The performers who participated in these events represented China, Japan, India, Malaysia, India and the United States. It has been our great pleasure to work with collaborators from around the world and to present them at UCI. We hope their exceptional talent and creativity will inspire you as much as it has inspired us.
Our Founding Membership Chair, Ruth Ding, has given tirelessly of her time, energy, and wisdom to support this project. As Ruth shared with us, “we need more beauty and love in this world, less conflict and war,” and so her efforts have resulted in many new dance and music lovers joining us today. We also give our heartfelt thanks to Charlie Zhang, who has generously supported this project since 2016, our first annual East Meets West International Dance Festival. Without Charlie Zhang’s generous contributions, we would not have been able to host these events, so we are forever grateful.
On behalf of everyone in the Department of Dance, the Claire Trevor School of the Arts, and all the performers – thank you for viewing our virtual exhibition and enjoy the New Year celebration!
Tong Wang and Lisa Naugle
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View more info about the UCI School of Social Sciences 2021 Lunar New Year event here.
View the performance program from the 2019 East Meets West International Dance and Music Festival
Images by Jerry Li Photography