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

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 festival brings the best shows, panels, and workshops to the UC Irvine campus and community for FREE. This year’s festival will be May 10-13, 2017 in the Little Theatre, Nixon Theatre, Winifred Smith Hall, Experimental Media Performance Lab (xMPL), Claire Trevor Theatre, and other workshop spaces at CTSA.

Arts and Engineering Students Place Fourth in Prestigious National Contest

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 opportunity for undergraduate students from around the world to pitch plans for businesses, products or services that make a profit while also benefiting the environment, the community, or a particular population. The competition is held at Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth, Texas and presented by the Neeley Entrepreneurship Center.

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

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, Improvisation, and Technology. The concert will take place on Friday, May 19, at 8:00 p.m. in Winifred Smith Hall.

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

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 examines the ways in which physical difference is received by various members of society, as well as how it is felt and experienced by its subjects. While Chang and Eng were initially exploited by a series of opportunists, they eventually took ownership of their “difference,” becoming savvy and successful businessmen in their own right.

SPEND THE SUMMER IMMERSED IN YOUR ART

SPEND THE SUMMER IMMERSED IN YOUR ART – UC IRVINE’S CLAIRE TREVOR SCHOOL OF THE ARTS LAUNCHES REGISTRATION FOR 2017 SUMMER PROGRAMS

IRVINE, Calif., (March 8, 2017) – The Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) has launched registration for its 2017 Summer Academies in the Arts, an immersive summer experience for students Grade 3-12 in art, dance, drama, music and technology. 

Entering into the program’s sixth summer, the Academies were conceived as a way to expose young people to the university experience.  “The arts are so often threatened with funding cuts and total elimination because people forget they are an easy way to connect one thing to another,” says Megan MacDonald, Director of Outreach Programs for the Trevor School.  “In this case, connecting an aspiring filmmaker, dancer, actor, or violinist to the possibility of higher education.”

UCI Drama takes a playful look at immigration in CLOWN ALIENS

UCI DRAMA TAKES A PLAYFUL LOOK AT IMMIGRATION IN CLOWN ALIENS

Irvine, Calif. (February 28, 2017) – UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama continues its season of “THEM!” with a playful yet critical look at immigration and otherness in Clown Aliens. The story follows a family of clowns who leave their home on Clown Planet and become inhabitants of Earth, encountering the same bias and exclusion that many immigrants face in America and around the world. Clown Aliens explores the trials and tribulations of assimilation, and how to maintain a sense of self in the face of overwhelming pressure to conform.

Collaborative program of Orange County’s premier universities gives access to London’s theatre scene

 

COLLABORATIVE PROGRAM OF ORANGE COUNTY’S PREMIER UNIVERSITIES GIVES ACCESS TO LONDON’S THEATRE SCENE THAT BOTH THE NEW AND MOST SEASONED THEATRE-LOVER WILL SWOON FOR

IRVINE, Calif., (February 28, 2017) – The Collaborative Arts Development Experience (CADE)’s London program is a joint program of Chapman University’s College of Performing Arts, CSU Fullerton’s College of the Arts, and UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts.

The two-week program is built by and for theatre lovers both young and old.

Lifelong learners get to experience the London theatre scene through plays and musicals, backstage tours of the city’s storied playhouses, talk-backs with actors, stage managers, and the like, and there is ample free time to explore one of the world’s most exciting cultural hubs.

UCI Dance Student Receives Inaugural ASTAIREAWARDS™ Scholarship and Award

UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts Student Receives Inaugural ASTAIREAWARDS™ Scholarship and Award

The Department of Dance Names Jill Oates the First Recipient

Irvine, Calif., Feb. 17, 2017 – The Fred Astaire Scholarship Fund has donated to the University of California, Irvine Department of Dance an endowment for the ASTAIREAWARDS™ scholarships and awards for excellence in dance, choreography, and music. Third-year dance student Jill Oates has been named the inaugural recipient and will be awarded the annual ASTAIREAWARDS™ scholarship and award at a reception for the upcoming “Dance Visions 2017” at the Irvine Barclay Theatre on Thursday, February 23, 2017. 

Dance Visions 2017 brings master choreographers to the Irvine Barclay Theatre

Dance Visions 2017 brings master choreographers to the Irvine Barclay Theatre

New Distinguished Professor Lar Lubovitch makes his UCI debut

Irvine, Calif., Feb. 9, 2017 – The University of California, Irvine Department of Dance will present master choreographers of the 20th and 21st centuries in this year’s Dance Visions event, running Feb. 23-25 at the Irvine Barclay Theatre. The show premieres and reprises works from UCI Distinguished Professors and living legends of American modern dance Lar Lubovitch and Donald McKayle as well as choreography for George Balanchine’s Valse Fantaisie. Accompanied by the UCI Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Stephen Tucker, it will also feature original compositions from prominent UCI faculty.

UCI Cross-Campus Collaboration Delivers New Certificate Program Aimed at Arts and Creative Professionals

UCI Cross-Campus Collaboration Delivers New Certificate Program Aimed at Arts and Creative Professionals

New online certificate provides essential leadership and business skills

Irvine, Calif., (February 2, 2017) – UC Irvine’s top ranking Paul Merage School of Business and national leader Claire Trevor School of the Arts unveiled today the brainchild of their collaborative efforts – The Certificate in Arts Management Program. Grounded in foundational business principles and focused on the main points of today’s creative industries, the interactive, online certificate program is designed to enrich institutional capacity in arts management and to maximize the impact of the arts community as a whole.

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