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UCI Drama Presents Pulitzer-Winner Lynn Nottage’s INTIMATE APPAREL

UCI DRAMA PRESENTS PULITZER-WINNER LYNN NOTTAGE’S INTIMATE APPAREL

IRVINE, Calif. (November 14, 2017) – UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama continues its 2017 – 18 season “The Business of Politics/The Politics of Business” with Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage’s Intimate Apparel. Based on the life of Nottage’s great grandmother, the 2004 play garnered numerous prizes, including Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Lucille Lortel, and Obie Awards, as well as the 2004 Steinberg Award for Outstanding New Play. Telling the story of an African American seamstress in 1905 New York, the play explores themes of societal and interpersonal power, through the lenses of race, class, and the early evolution of the suffragette movement.

Celebrating Jean-Claude Risset (1938-2016)

The Gassmann Electronic Music Series presents Celebrating Jean-Claude Risset (1938-2016), a concert commemorating the work of an electronic music pioneer. French composer and computer music pioneer Jean-Claude Risset, who passed away this past year, will be memorialized with performances of his music, discussion of the significance of his work, and the California premiere of compositions in his honor by UCI professors Mari Kimura and Christopher Dobrian. The event will be held Friday November 17, 2017 at 8:00 pm in Winifred Smith Hall, in the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at UC Irvine. The concert is free; no ticket is required.

Strategy, Love & Politics: UCI Drama Presents a Concert Staging of CHESS

STRATEGY, LOVE & POLITICS: UCI DRAMA PRESENTS A CONCERT STAGING OF CHESS

IRVINE, Calif. (October 16, 2017) – UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama opens its 2017 – 18 season with a concert staging of the musical Chess, a complex exploration of strategy and love set at the intersection of US – Russia political relations. With music by ABBA’s Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus and lyrics by Tim Rice, Chess premiered in 1986 telling the story of a match between an American Grandmaster (loosely based on the life of Bobby Fischer) and his Soviet rival, and was generally seen as a metaphor for the Cold War politics of the day. This is the first show in a season themed “The Business of Politics/The Politics of Business,” which takes a look at the shady underbelly of capitalism.

Preview: Aztlán to Magulandia: The Journey of Chicano Artist Gilbert "Magu" Luján

Enjoy this preview of the art exhibition Aztlán to Magulandia: The Journey of Chicano Artist Gilbert "Magu" Luján featuring Stephen Barker, Dean of the Claire Trevor School of the Arts; Hal Glicksman, co-curator; Rhea Anastas, co-curator; and Naiche Luján, Magu's son and respresentative for the estate of Gilbert "Magu" Luján.

Film by Will Yang.
Artwork used with permission from the estate of Gilbert "Magu" Luján.

This exhibition has been made possible by the generous support of The Getty Foundation as part of the Getty Museum's Pacific Standard Time: Los Angeles/Latin America (LA/LA) exhibition.

"Schmitt, You and Me" by Omar Mismar

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UC IRVINE’S CLAIRE TREVOR SCHOOL OF THE ARTS PRESENTS SCHMITT, YOU AND ME BY OMAR MISMAR

IRVINE, Calif. (October 3, 2017) – UC Irvine’s Room Gallery is proud to present Omar Mismar’s video installation Schmitt, You and Me as part of the UAG’s Emerging Artist Series, curated by Juli Carson and presented in the Room Gallery.

Opening celebration for PST: LA/LA exhibition Aztlán to Magulandia: The Journey of Chicano Artist Gilbert “Magu” Luján at UCI

 

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Opening celebration for PST: LA/LA exhibition Aztlán to Magulandia:
The Journey of Chicano Artist Gilbert “Magu” Luján
at UCI

EVENT:
Celebration for the opening of Aztlán to Magulandia: The Journey of Chicano Artist Gilbert “Magu” Luján exhibition, part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA Initiative. Guests will be able to view the exhibitions in the CAC Gallery and UAG Gallery as well as enjoy live entertainment and activities for all ages. Actor and art aficionado, Cheech Marin, will make an appearance and say a few words about his friend Magu.

UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts Hosts Applied Improvisation Network World Conference

UC IRVINE’S CLAIRE TREVOR SCHOOL OF THE ARTS HOSTS APPLIED IMPROVISATION NETWORK WORLD CONFERENCE

“Ride the Wave: Applying Improvisation in a Changing World” on August 24-27, 2017

IRVINE, Calif.  (July 20, 2017) -- UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) welcomes the Applied Improvisation Network (AIN) for their 15th annual 4-day international convening, the AIN World Conference 2017 – Southern California on August 24-27, 2017. Applied Improvisation Practitioners from around the world will be coming to learn, share, and network with the goal of applying improvisational principles from theater, music, and dance to specific niches including:

University Art Gallery Catalogues for sale online!

The University Art Gallery (UAG) is now offering a collection of catalogues for sale though its website. The collection currently includes Ed Moses: Cross-Section (2015) and will feature the upcoming Aztlán to Magulandia: The Journey of Chicano Artist Gilbert ‘Magu’ Luján (2017) this Fall.

 

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

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

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

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 bigger than music,” said Maestro Stephen Tucker, conductor of the UC Irvine (UCI) Claire Trevor School of the Arts Symphony Orchestra.

Five years into an adoption of the Santa Ana High School (SAHS) symphony orchestra, the UCI Music Department is flooding the SAHS students and teachers with opportunities to learn and grow through music. The emphasis remains the same, youth development, exposing them to college and career pathways, and using music as the tool.

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