21C: Doing 40 Dances - LIVE STREAM

21C: The Institute for 21st Century Creativity in collaboration with International Center for Writing and Translation

Doing 40 Dances

Directed and choreographed by Clarinda Mac Low

Written by Jackson Mac Low

Organized by Carrie Noland

Co-organized by Simon Leung, Lisa Naugle and Deborah Oliver


Live stream the performance on March 13, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. here.

Doing 40 Dances connects different UC Irvine communities in a special performance event, using imagination and creativity to bring people together--students, faculty, staff, and visiting scholars from several different departments, children, elders, and everybody in between. In 1964 Jackson Mac Low (1922-2004), a friend and colleague of John Cage, created "The Pronouns: A Collection of 40 Dances for the Dancers," poems that were also instructions for performance, for his friends in the New York City avant-garde arts community. His daughter Clarinda Mac Low collaborates with over 35 people from the UCI community to bring these historically significant poems to life in a humorous, playful, engaging, and absolutely unique performance where everybody brings their own special voice to the table. With a performance by dance legend Simone Forti, on Friday night only.

Sponsored by The International Center for Writing and Translation, UCI Illuminations, UCI Department of Art, UCI Department of Dance, UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts, 21C: The Institute for 21st Century Creativity


"The Pronouns": A Symposium

The symposium has been postponed to a later date.

This is a one-day International Symposium on "The Pronouns" sponsored by Dean Tyrus Miller in collaboration with the International Center for Writing and Translation and the Humanities Center.  Featuring Judith Rodenbeck (UCR); Barbara Formis (Sorbonne), Hannah Higgins (University of Illinois at Chicago); Craig Dworkin (University of Utah); Liz Kotz (UCR); Carrie Noland (UCI, French); Martin Harries (English, UCI); Tyrus Miller (Dean of Humanities, UCI).

Presented with UCI Humanities International Center for Writing and Translation

March 13, 2020 - 8:00pm