CTSA Open House

CTSA Open House


October 29, 2015

5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

All Arts Campus

Celebrate the Arts and CTSA as we showcase the talents of our students and faculty.  Art exhibitions, musical concerts, dance performances, dress rehearsals and more take place in various CTSA venues. Join us for food, fun and festivities! 

Free admission. Public is welcome.

Art Galleries
Open from 5:30-8:00pm

Libidinal Economies: Art in the Age of Bull Markets
Curated by Juli Carson and Michael Moshe Dahan
Contemporary Arts Center Gallery, Room 1201

A Performative Trigger: Radicals of Irvine
Curated by Juli Carson and Marilyn Nix
University Art Gallery, Arts Plaza, Room 151

Objects of Wonder
Curated by David Familian and guest-curator Madeline Schwartzman
Beall Center for Art + Technology, Building 712

Open Studios

Contemporary Arts Center, 4th Floor
Arts, Culture and Technology 2nd and 3rd Floor

Open Rehearsals

For further information on dates, pricing and location for the following performances, please see the Season-at-a-Glance in the back of this program, or visit our website at www.arts.uci.edu

In the Fourth
Darlisa Wajid-Ali, Graduate Student
5:30-7:00pm - Dance Studio 128
The piece is a choreographic investigation into collective consciousness, inspired by how groups interact
with each other, and how a sense of cooperation can be reached. It features West African and Jazz movement techniques, with music composed by a local Santa Barbara drummer to tell the story.

Embodiology Class – Dance
Sheron Wray, Professor                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                6:00-7:00pm, William Gillespie Dance Studio 1100
Embodiology 101 focuses on improvisational techniques using ballet to teach students to be more confident as working dancers and choreographers.

Man of La Mancha
Book by Dale Wasserman; Music by Mitch Leigh; Lyrics by Joe Darion
Don Hill, Director
Sheron Wray, Choreographer
Dennis Castellano, Music Director
6:30pm-8:00pm, Claire Trevor TheatreMiguel de Cervantes, aging and an utter failure as playwright, poet and tax collector, has been thrown into a dungeon in Seville to await trial by the Spanish Inquisition. There he is dragged before a kangaroo court of his fellow prisoners. Based on The Adventures of Don Quixote, Man of La Mancha is a comic tragedy of mankind's struggle to better both himself and the world.
Join us on November 14 – November 22 for the full performance at the Irvine Barclay Theater. Tickets can be purchased at www.arts.uci.edu/tickets or directly through the Box Office at (949) 824-2787.

These Shining Lives
By Melanie Marnich
Sarah Butts, Director
6:30-8:00pm, Humanities Hall Little Theatre
Catherine Donohue and her friends have loving families and good jobs painting glow-in-the-dark watch faces at Chicago’s Radium Dial Company, and the 1920s seem full of promise. Tragedy comes when Catherine and her colleagues begin falling ill, and discover that the job they love has betrayed them. This is a story of survival in its most transcendent sense.
Please join us November 21 through December 6 for full performances. Tickets can be purchased online at www.arts.uci.edu/tickets or directly through the Box Office at (949) 824-2787. 

UCI Symphony Orchestra
Maestro Stephen Tucker
Bright Future
7:00pm-8:00pm, Music and Media 220
The program includes Mozart’s Overture to Cosi fan Tutte and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, in G.
Join us on November 7, 2015 at the Irvine Barclay Theater as the UCI Symphony Orchestra kicks-off the 2015-16 season with special guest conductor Dr. Frank Restesan and piano virtuoso Vijay Venkatesh. Tickets can be purchased at www.arts.uci.edu/tickets or directly through the Box Office at (949) 824-2787.

New Slate
Tong Wang, Artistic Director
7:00-8:00pm - Humanities Hall Little Theatre
7:00pm-8:00pm, Music and Media 220
New Slate is an exciting dance program featuring the diverse talents of graduate student choreographers. The program includes original works, and promises something for every dance enthusiast. Enjoy the first UCI Dance Department concert of the season, New Slate, on December 3-5 at the Claire Trevor Theatre. Tickets can be purchased online at www.arts.uci.edu/tickets or directly through the Box Office at (949) 824-2787.    

Digital Filmmaking
Bryan Jackson, Continuing Lecturer and David Rincon, Lab Manager
5:30-8:00pm - Art Culture Technology Building 1231
The Digital Filmmaking Minor offers students a production cirriculum that combines traditional narrative production techniques, as well as the opportunity to explore a variety of styles and genre's when producing content.

Improv Revolution (iRev)
5:30-8:00pm, Arts Plaza
Faculty Mentor: Joel Veenstra
Performers: Nathan Brown, Nathan Trelease, Anthony Gibson, Kelsey Gitlin, Samantha Rasler, Anna Dawahare, Bricia Marquez Wilson, Sarah Thompson, Chloe Schneider, Graco Hernandez

Koryn Ann Wicks, Graduate Student
6:00-8:00pm - Arts Plaza
Department of Dance Graduate Student Koryn Ann Wicks has integrated improvisation into her work by changing the music accompanying the piece each time it is performed. The piece is choreographed using methods pioneered by British choreographer Wayne McGregor.                

Community Engagement Info Booth
5:30-8:00pm, Contemporary Arts Center Plaza
Director of Outreach Programs: Megan McDonald
Learn about our Creative Workshops and Summer Academies in the Arts, as well as the numerous ways in which CTSA engages with the community, both on and off-campus, making the creative experience accessible to as many area youth as possible.

Alumni Open Reception
5:30-8:00pm, Located in front of the Claire Trevor Theatre
Enjoy some appetizers, and reconnect with fellow Anteater alumni.

Live Jazz Provided by:
The Jason Jones Trio
5:30-8:00pm, Contemporary Arts Center Plaza
Performers: Jason Jones, Devin Norris, Dylan Romaine

Catering Provided by:
Aramark/UCI Catering

Thank You to Our Volunteers:
Amy Soukhaseum
Nidhi Nayer
David Walker
CTSA Arts Ambassadors

Shuttle services will begin one hour before showtime and will meet patrons on Level Two (Mesa Road street level) of the Mesa Parking Structure, by the elevator. Advance notice is appreciated, but not required.  For additional information, please call the Arts Box Office (949) 824-2787 or email artstix@uci.edu.  (Schedules are subject to change. See posted schedule at http://www.arts.uci.edu/shuttle)



Open Dance Studios

Dance Wellness Center

Improv Revolution (Drama)

UCI Symphony Orchestra Rehearsal

Contemporary Arts Center Gallery

(Open House 2014, Photos by Jocelyn Lee, UCI Communications)