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FADA (Film-Arts-Drama Alliance) club produces "Zot Zot Land" to celebrate the Arts at UCI

June 6, 2017

Watch the Behind the Scenes Film -> https://youtu.be/lfAVKM4kU70 Arts students from University of California, Irvine came together to put their spin on La La Land's "Another Day of Sun!" 80+ students and mentors were involved in the film project that included newly recorded instrumentals, vocals, lyrics, along with new choreography.  The film was produced by the Film-Arts-Drama-Alliance (FADA) at UCI specifically for the 18th annual Zotfest film festival at UCI.  The team...

Layers of Sound Create a Very Special Message

May 23, 2017

Michael Dessen, Associate Professor and the Robert and Marjorie Rawlins Chari of Music is featured.  

Alumnus Ching Ching Wong Named one of Dance Magazine's 25 to Watch

May 23, 2017

Ching Ching Wong (BFA 2010) is named one of Dance Magazine's 25 to Watch for 2017.

Opening Reception for Heather Rasmussen & Tomory Dodge

May 14, 2017

Opening reception: Saturday, May 13, 2017, 3-6 PM ACME. is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new works by Los Angeles based artist Heather Rasmussen. Included in the show are recent photographs, sculptures, and video. Greatly influenced by Hans Breder, Ujj Zsuzsi and Rene Magritte in this new body of work, Rasmussen remade one of each of their pictures, in order to walk in their footsteps. From this recitation of surreal and visceral images, Rasmussen was able to develop new forms and...

UCI DRAMA CLOSES OUT ITS SEASON WITH A WITTY AND WHIMSICAL AVENUE Q

May 10, 2017

UCI DRAMA CLOSES OUT ITS SEASON WITH A WITTY AND WHIMSICAL AVENUE Q Irvine, Calif. (May 10, 2017) – UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama presents Tony Award-winning musical Avenue Q as the final offering in its season – “THEM!” – an examination xenophobia, interpersonal alienation, and the voices of “the other.” With a book by Jeff Whitty and music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, this hilariously acerbic coming-of-age parable took home three Tony Awards...

Bigger Than Music, UCI Symphony Orchestra’s Adoption Of Santa Ana High School Orchestra Uses Music to Value and Catalyze Youth

May 8, 2017

BIGGER THAN MUSIC, UC IRVINE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA’S ADOPTION OF SANTA ANA HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA USES MUSIC TO VALUE AND CATALYZE YOUTH IRVINE, Calif., (May 8, 2017) – “This collaboration has never been about developing musicians, it has always been about developing young people who have been valued and encouraged in a way that they can now see themselves going to college, continuing their education and taking advantage of opportunities. Music is how we are connecting with them, but this is...

iRev's Comedy Festival Offers Over 51 Free Workshops and Expands with Improvisation Symposium

May 1, 2017

FREE COMEDY FESTIVAL EXPANDS WITH IMPROVISATION SYMPOSIUM AT UC IRVINE’S CLAIRE TREVOR SCHOOL OF THE ARTS All welcome to over 51 Free Workshops & Performances May 10-13 IRVINE, Calif.  (May 1, 2017) – UCI's Improv Revolution (iRev) will produce The Coup de Comedy Festival 2017, a celebration of improvisation and comedy.  iRev is an improvisational ensemble composed of undergraduate students from UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA). This epic 4-day...

Arts and Engineering Students Place Fourth in Prestigious National Contest

April 26, 2017

Arts and Engineering Students Place Fourth in Prestigious National Contest Team Focuses on Environmental Sustainability and 3D Printing Irvine, Calif. (April 24, 2017) – A group of undergraduate students from the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and the Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) participated in the TCU Richards Barrentine Values and Ventures® Competition taking a fourth place honorable mention and $2,500 prize out of 56 competing teams. The annual competition is a unique...

Innovative Composer-Percussionist/Improviser Lukas Ligeti Makes His UCI Debut with Between Many Worlds

April 24, 2017

Innovative Composer-Percussionist/Improviser Lukas Ligeti Makes His UCI Debut with Between Many Worlds Irvine, Calif. (April 24, 2017) – Award-winning composer-percussionist/improviser Lukas Ligeti will make his UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts performance debut with the Faculty Artist Series concert "Lukas Ligeti: Between Many Worlds." Ligeti joined the Department of Music faculty in 2015 as a core faculty member of UCI's new, innovative Ph.D. program in Integrated Composition,...

UCI Drama Investigates Physical “Otherness” in Philip Kan Gotanda’s I DREAM OF CHANG AND ENG

April 17, 2017

UCI DRAMA INVESTIGATES PHYSICAL “OTHERNESS” IN PHILIP KAN GOTANDA’S I DREAM OF CHANG AND ENG Irvine, Calif. (April 17, 2017) – UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama presents the latest offering in its current season exploring the voices of “the other,” award-winning playwright Philip Kan Gotanda’s newly revised version of his play I Dream of Chang and Eng. Telling the story of the first internationally known conjoined twins, Chang and Eng Bunker, Gotanda’s work...

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