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Experience Shakespeare’s 400 In London with the Collaborative Arts Development Experience (CADE)

EXPERIENCE SHAKESPEARE’S 400 IN LONDON WITH EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO THE WEST END AS THREE ORANGE COUNTY UNIVERSITIES LAUNCH COLLABORATIVE ARTS DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE (CADE)

IRVINE, Calif. – Faculty and staff from Chapman University’s College of Performing Arts, CSU Fullerton’s College of the Arts and UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts have joined forces to develop the Collaborative Arts Development Experience (CADE) – a program that provides cultural enrichment for lifelong learners and artistic development for emerging student artists and performers.

CADE (cadeoc.org) was created to harness the collaborative power of three of Orange County’s premier institutions of higher education.  The Program encourages learning by doing outside a traditional academic setting and helps young artists find their artistic voice through practical training, experiential learning and industry immersion.

UCI Drama Explores the Psychiatry of Dehumanization in Georg Büchner’s Woyzeck

UCI DRAMA EXPLORES THE PSYCHIATRY OF DEHUMANIZATION IN GEORG BÜCHNER’S WOYZECK

IRVINE, Calif. (February 12, 2016) – UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama presents George Büchner’s challenging and influential play Woyzeck. Famously unfinished when Büchner died in 1837, the narrative explores themes of working class struggle and dehumanization in the life of soldier Franz Woyzeck. Loosely based on the life of a Leipzig barber, who later became a soldier and was finally driven to madness and murder, Woyzeck is considered by many to be the first “modern” drama. It is by turn a naturalistic tragedy, a damning social critique of the abuses of power, and a discussion of free will versus social determinism.

Guest director Andrew Borba opens up to Daniel Gary Busby about WOYZECK

DRAMA CHAIR DANIEL GARY BUSBY SAT DOWN WITH GUEST DIRECTOR ANDREW BORBA TO DISCUSS UCI DRAMA'S UPCOMING PRODUCTION OF WOYZECK:

Daniel Gary Busby: I know this style of script is not in your usual milieu…are you excited about directing it?

Dance Visions Returns To the Irvine Barclay Theatre with Guest Artist Millicent Johnnie

DANCE VISIONS 2016 RETURNS TO THE IRVINE BARCLAY THEATRE
WITH NEW WORKS FROM FACULTY AND GUEST ARTIST MILLICENT JOHNNIE

 

UAG to present H.M. & THE AESTHETICS OF MEMORY with Dr. James McGaugh, Kerry Tribe, and Dr. Juli Carson

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UAG TO PRESENT H.M. & THE AESTHETICS OF MEMORY
WITH DR. JAMES MCGAUGH, KERRY TRIBE, AND DR. JULI CARSON

EVENT:   H.M. & THE AESTHETICS OF MEMORY. Roundtable conference focused on the subject of brain imaging, memory, learning, and trauma. Hosted by UAG (University Art Galleries) at UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts and sponsored by UCI Illuminations: The Chancellor’s Arts & Culture Initiative.

SPEAKERS:  Dr. James McGaugh (Founder UCI Department of Neurobiology and Behavior and the first Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory), Kerry Tribe (Artist), and Dr. Juli Carson (Artistic Director for the UAG, Curator, and Moderator). Introduction by Dr. David Trend (Chair of the Department of Art).

Announcement: Donald McKayle Invited To Return

ANNOUNCEMENT: DONALD MCKAYLE INVITED TO RETURN

IRVINE, Calif. (January 8, 2016) - American dance legend Donald McKayle, who has received numerous arts awards and honors worldwide over his six-decade career, and who is a longtime member of the Claire Trevor School of the Arts’ nationally-renown Dance department, has been invited to continue his work as a choreographer and teacher with the Étude Ensemble, the UCI student group he formed in the School of the Arts and with which he has worked closely in recent years.

UCI has been honored and deeply privileged to have counted Donald McKayle among its most distinguished faculty. Though he officially retired in 2010, Donald has been welcomed back annually since then to choreograph and teach; he is currently preparing two pieces for the UCI Dance Visions concert at the Irvine Barclay Theatre in early February.

Kerry Tribe’s H.M. Explores Neuroscience and Experimental Filmmaking

KERRY TRIBE’S H.M. EXPLORES NEUROSCIENCE AND EXPERIMENTAL FILMMAKING AT UC IRVINE’S CLAIRE TREVOR SCHOOL OF THE ARTS UAG
 

IRVINE, Calif. (December 23, 2015) -- The University Art Galleries at UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts will host H.M. by visual artist Kerry Tribe. The installation is roughly an 18-minute loop that weaves together reenacted footage, found and animated elements and lies somewhere between an experimental documentary and an independent narrative film. The exhibition, focused on neuroscience and experimental filmmaking, will open Saturday, January 9 with a reception open to the public from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm and will exhibit through Saturday, March 12, 2016. There will be a special roundtable event entitled “H.M. & The Aesthetics of Memory” featuring guest speakers Dr. James McGaugh, Kerry Tribe, and Dr. Juli Carson on Thursday, January 28, 2016 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm in Winifred Smith Hall.

UCI Drama explores race relations and real estate in Bruce Norris’ CLYBOURNE PARK

UCI DRAMA EXPLORES RACE RELATIONS AND REAL ESTATE IN BRUCE NORRIS’ CLYBOURNE PARK

IRVINE, Calif. (December 18, 2015) – UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama presents Bruce Norris’ Clybourne Park, which was awarded the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play. Written as a spin-off of Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, it examines suburban racial tensions which occur in one Chicago house, 50 years apart. At the helm of Clybourne Park is guest director Leslie Ishii, a celebrated director, actor and arts educator, who is internationally recognized as a leader in the conversations surrounding equity, diversity, and inclusion in the American theatre. Ms. Ishii is excited to explore this rich and controversial work.

Daniel Gary Busby with CLYBOURNE PARK director Leslie Ishii

DRAMA CHAIR DANIEL GARY BUSBY SAT DOWN WITH DIRECTOR LESLIE ISHII TO DISCUSS UCI DRAMA’S UPCOMING PRODUCTION OF BRUCE NORRIS’ CLYBOURNE PARK.

Daniel Gary Busby: First of all, what drew you to this material?

Leslie Ishii: Well…you asked!! No, seriously, Clybourne Park is a Pulitzer Prize-winning play. I was drawn to this work because it is at UC Irvine with this exceptional faculty and student body in the Claire Trevor School of the Arts.

Since I don’t shy away from a challenge and this play is rarely directed by a person of color, I thought, “Let’s dive in and see what can happen!?!” After all, if Bruce Norris had the audacity to write a sequel to Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, and the Drama Department had the audacity to ask this woman of color to direct this play, I thought “Why not?”

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