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UCI Drama investigates history repeating in Tony Kushner’s A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY

UCI DRAMA INVESTIGATES HISTORY REPEATING IN TONY KUSHNER’S A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY

Irvine, Calif., April 10, 2018 – 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 Professor Andrew Borba’s fresh look at Tony Kushner’s ever-relevant A Bright Room Called Day. First written in 1985, at the play’s center is a group of friends in 1930s Berlin, experiencing the fall of the Weimar Republic and the rise to power of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party. Interspersed with this primary narrative is a contemporary American character, weighing parallels between the rise of Hitler, Reagan-era conservatism and the present day.

UCI Symphony’s meaningful connection with Santa Ana High School through develops through music

UC IRVINE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA’S ADOPTION OF SANTA ANA HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA CONTINUES TO GROW, DEEPENING A MEANINGFUL CONNECTION FOR ALL

IRVINE, Calif., (April 2, 2018) – “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.

The Brahms Requiem brings 19th-century music masterpieces to the Irvine Barclay Theatre.

THE BRAHMS REQUIEM BRINGS 19TH-CENTURY MUSIC MASTERPIECES TO THE IRVINE BARCLAY THEATRE.

Irvine, Calif., March 2, 2018 - The University of California, Irvine’s Department of Music will present the combining forces of the UCI Chamber Orchestra and UCI Chamber Singers, the Bob Cole Conservatory Chamber Choir (Cal State Long Beach), and the Riverside City College Chamber Singers in the captivating sounds of A German Requiem performing on March 9th at 8pm at the Irvine Barclay Theatre. Under the direction of Dr. Stephen Tucker, the triple dynamics of the orchestra hope to move the audience with the captivating sounds of the 19th-century masterpieces through mixed sounds of classical instruments and a variety of vocal ranges in both compositions.

UCI Drama Looks at Immigration and Gender Equality in PLUMAS NEGRAS

UCI DRAMA LOOKS AT IMMIGRATION AND GENDER EQUALITY IN PROFESSOR JULIETTE CARRILLO’S PLUMAS NEGRAS

Dance Visions 2018 Mixes Art, Technology, and Choreography

DANCE VISIONS 2018 MIXES ART, TECHNOLOGY, AND CHOREOGRAPHY BY DANCE LEGENDS AT THE IRVINE BARCLAY THEATRE 

Irvine, Calif., February 14, 2018 - The University of California, Irvine’s Department of Dance will proudly present thrilling pieces by several prestigious choreographers in the annual event, Dance Visions performing from February 22-24 at the Irvine Barclay Theatre. The event consists of original works by UCI Distinguished Professors Lar Lubovitch, and Donald McKayle, along with Chad Michael Hall, Lisa Naugle, and video direction by John Crawford. Artistic collaborations include a performance by violinist/composer Mari Kimura, set design by Dipu Gupta, and lighting design by Lonnie Alcaraz. The event will also comprise the reconstruction of “The Kingdom of the Shades” a celebrated scene from Marius Petipa’s full-length ballet La Bayadère by Tong Wang and Diane Diefenderfer.

“Time’s Up” as UCI Drama Explores Early Feminism in MRS. PACKARD

“TIME’S UP” AS UCI DRAMA EXPLORES EARLY FEMINISM IN MRS. PACKARD

Take the next step in your dance career with an MFA in Dance

LOOKING FOR THE NEXT STEP IN YOUR DANCE CAREER?

WHAT: Your chance to do a Dance MFA, the degree that opens doors
WHEN: Apply by Jan 12, 2017, and audition on January 26 in sunny Southern California
WHY? Because you know dance matters, and you want to keep moving ahead

Consider pursuing an MFA degree in the Dance Department of the University of California, Irvine to secure your future in the dance world. You can expand your creativity and your potential for job security while finding fresh choreographic inspiration, presenting your work onstage, and exploring other aspects of dance from a variety of perspectives.

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.

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