William Gillespie Performance Studios

WIlliam Gillespie Performance Studios

William Gillespie Performance Studios are in Building 728 on the Claire Trevor School of the Arts campus.

Easiest access is from the Third Level of the Mesa Parking Structure.  Take the pedestrian bridge located to the right of the elevator and staircase.  The first building on the left contains the performance studios.


Directions to the William Gillespie Performance Studios

Cultural Resonance in Contemporary Bodies


A New Dance Festival at UCI

October 15-16, 2018

7:00 pm

William J. Gillespie Performance Studios, 1100


Join us to experience innovative dance performances by three leading Asian American female choreographers who experiment with classical and modern forms of diverse cultural traditions. The festival explores new narratives regarding culture, difference, and social justice through the art form of embodied performances.

Schedule of Events

Multi-Media Exhibit Opening Reception
Sunday, October 14, 2018

4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Performance by Jodaiko at 4:45 p.m.
Orange County and Southeast Asian Archive Center
Free And Open to Public
Exhibit Open October 8 - November 2

Master Classes in Dance
Monday, October 15, 2018

8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m.
William J. Gillespie Performance Studios

Dance Performance and Q&A
Monday, October 15, 2018

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Winifred Smith Hall
Free and Open To Public

Multi-Media Presentation and Conversation with Performers
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
9:30 - 10:50 a.m.
Humanities Instructional Building Room 100
Free and Open To Public

Support for this exhibtion is provided by UCI Illuminations.


October 15 - 7:00 pm to October 16 - 7:00 pm
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East Meets West: International Dance Festival

October 28 – November 3, 2018

Claire Trevor Theatre

The first annual event began in 2016 when the UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts, Shanghai Normal University, and Beijing Normal University collaborated to create a week-long exchange program and showcase. The program has continued and in 2017 UCI students and Dance faculty visited Shanghai Normal University to attend performances, workshops, and conferences.

This fall we are growing the event into a spectacular festival engaging both the local Southern California dance community and our international partners from Shanghai Normal University and Nanjing University of the Arts. During the week UCI will host conferences, workshops, and master classes with our partner universities. Local dance instructors and professionals are invited to join us for these activities.

To celebrate and showcase the great work and partnerships UCI will host 2 performances on Saturday, November 3 featuring UCI students, students from Shanghai Normal University and Nanjing University of the Arts, and community dance groups, including Indian Dance, Celeste Lanuza Dance Theater, American Ballet Theatre William J. Gillespie School at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Pan American Chinese Dance Alliance, and Yaya Dance Academy.

Matinee: Saturday, November 3 at 2:00 p.m.
Evening: Saturday, November 3 at 7:30 p.m.

More information and schedule of events coming soon

General admission: $18
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff: $15
Arts Subscriber: $14
UCI Students & Children under 17: $11

October 28 (All day) to November 3 (All day), November 3 - 2:00 pm, November 3 - 7:30 pm
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