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The Opera is Coming to Town

The Impresario, composed by W. A. Mozart, will be performed on May 7th and May 8th by the students of vocal arts at UCI’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts. Staged at the Barclay Theater under the artistic direction of Professor Darryl Taylor.

8 Top Costume Design Programs

The Department of Drama Costume Design Program recently made the list for the top 8 design programs for Backstage Magazine's annual list. The program combines practical professional training with exploring and identifying each student's artistic voice.

A Haunting Film at UC Irvine is Not for the Faint of Heart

The immersive film Malka Germania (“Queen Germania” in Hebrew) references our personal and collective trauma about war and subjugation and artfully turns that trauma into manna. The 40-minute three-channel video is created by Israeli native Yael Bartana.

Steven Lam (Art M.F.A. '04) Named New School of Art Dean at CalArts

An experienced curator with a strong track record of higher education leadership, Steven Lam will join CalArts as its next dean of the School of Art. He’ll hold the Jill and Peter Kraus Distinguished Chair in Art, and is scheduled to begin July 15, 2022.

A broad canvas for friendship

UCI Art alumna Nancy Buchanan and Barbara T. Smith reflect on camaraderie, show with a late colleague at the Armory for the Los Angeles Times.

Ian Ingram’s Robot Menagerie Inhabits the Beall Center

The Beall Center’s Ian Ingram exhibition explores what the eponymous artist refers to as “animal morphology, robotic avatars, interspecies communication and technology in natural environments.” The 21 pieces in the exhibition involve 14 robots...

Conflict Into Poetry, Disorientation Into Art: Revolution Everywhere and The Messiah Triangle at UCI

Liz Goldner reviews the two current University Art Gallery shows, "Revolution Everywhere" and "The Messiah Triangle" expressing how they delve into the disorientation, sense of impending doom and ultimately hope in the Middle East and beyond.

Experimental Jazz Quartet Amirtha Kidambi and Elder Ones Transcend Sound, Mind, and Body

The New University covers experimental musician Amirtha Kidambi and her jazz quartet Elder Ones for the performance as UCI’s first in-person music event of the year at Winifred Smith Hall on Sept. 30.

Critical and Curatorial MFA Thesis Exhibition: ‘how to gently unpack an empire’

"The exhibition was delivered online through Zoom in a series of six sessions, each focusing on different cultural archives specific to the artists’ history. This created a level of intimacy that worked towards unpacking and divulging..."

Lar Lubovitch Dance Company To Present A Digital Program Of Highlights From Three Acclaimed Works

The Lar Lubovitch Dance Company will present a unique compilation of highlights from the broadcast premieres of three acclaimed works by UCI Distinguished Professor Lar Lubovitch. Read more at BROADWAY WORLD.

The Magnitude of Mari Kimura: Prolific Composer and Academic

"To say that the Claire Trevor School of the Arts professor Mari Kimura is one-of-a-kind is an understatement. An award-winning composer, violinist and instrumentalist, Kimura’s innovative approach to sound foresees vast technological advances..."

'How I Met Your Murderer': Meet Rachele Schank (UCI Drama, 2009) from Lifetime's psychological thriller

Starring in the lead role of the film is actress Rachele Schank. Schank attended London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and has a B.A. in Drama from UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts. Read the article by Aurelia Fernandes.

Finding the Beat: UCI’s Jazz Studies

On May 26th, UCI’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) will present their second virtual “Jazz Small Groups Concert.” Read more about the concert from Irvine Community News.

UCI Department of Dance Goes Virtual with “Dance Visions”

Dance critic Jeff Slayton from LA Dance Chronicle reviews the Department of Dance's recent faculty dance showcase, Dance Visions 2021, a completely online presentation.

College Arts Programs Display Pliancy, Resilience While Navigating Pandemic Restrictions to Bring Arts to Audiences

The Claire Trevor School of the Arts’ theme for this year is arts and well-being. In pursuit of spreading that message, the department is taking advantage of this time to develop projects that will broaden the scope and reach of the arts

Six Black Artists Test the Limits of Portraiture

"The Black Index" at UC Irvine pursues knottier narratives of self-representation. The six artists included in "The Black Index", the new exhibition at UC Irvine’s University Art Galleries (UAG), are highlighted by Allison Conner of

CTSA Expands Comms to Facilitate Remote Productions & New Learning Opportunities

UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts Expands Comms to Facilitate Remote Productions & New Learning Opportunities

UCI’s “She Kills Monsters” Delights with Dungeons and (Digital) Dragons

The New University reviews UCI Drama’s Fall 2020 production of “She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms.” Directed by Beth Lopes, this production follows the “Young Adventurers Edition” of the play — an aged-down, less explicit version of the original work by