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UCI’s Dance Department Hosts Their First Online Performance

May 14 would’ve marked the opening night of UCI Dance Department’s annual undergraduate choreography showcase, “Physical Graffiti.” The shift to remote rehearsals following the show’s cancelation didn’t stop the cast and creative team from performing.

A New Cultural Paradigm at the UC Irvine School of the Arts

“Performance is the golden thread of connection among living bodies,” said Stephen Barker Ph.D., Dean, UC Irvine Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA), during a recent Zoom interview. “It captures the essence of the human experience.”

#UCIArtsAnywhere: A Perfect Platform For Expressing Creativity Remotely

The New University, by Rachel Golkin. "Amidst concerns regarding COVID-19, UCI transitioned to remote learning for the 2020 spring quarter and encouraged students to return to their off-campus residencies. The UCI community is now spread all..."

Dropped Notes, Missed Cues, Lost Steps

Irvine Community News - by Terry Schilling. "As someone who greatly appreciates the amazing local talent and wide range of performing arts productions at UCI, Concordia University, and Irvine Valley College, I have been wondering how this new..."

Four UCI professors awarded Guggenheim Fellowships

Four professors at the University of California, Irvine – historian Mark LeVine, scientist Andrej Lupták, sculptor Jennifer Pastor and journalist Amy Wilentz – have been named 2020 Guggenheim Fellows.

On Theater

UC Irvine’s New Swan Shakespeare Festival has canceled both its 2020 productions, but it will offer encore of its 2018 shows — “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “The Winter’s Tale” — online for playgoers yearning for an olde English fix.

Art and soul

#UCIArtsAnywhere encourages people to post photos or videos of themselves engaging with the arts on social media.

Medical, nursing, EMT students eager to contribute during coronavirus crisis

Tim McMullen, a first year medical student at UCI, is part of a group making face shieds on Thursday, April 2, 2020. A group of students and professors are trying to make 5,000 shields by April 7, 2020. (Photo by Paul Bersebach, OC Register/SCNG)

UCI Drama’s “Living Out” Sparks Empathy And Awareness

Plunging their audience into the brutally truthful world of working mothers in today’s culture, the Claire Trevor School of the Arts’ Drama Department did justice to the theme of their 2019-2020 season, “Women & Co.” (Feature written by Rachel Golkin '22)

UCI Campus Virtual Reality Tour

Even though we cannot host our future students on campus at this time, it is no reason for you to not be able to take a tour! Learn more about UCI here. (Hosted through You Visit)

“Dance Visions” Captivates Audiences At The Barclay

The UCI Dance Department faculty created some new incredibly choreographed works for this year’s “Dance Visions” at the Irvine Barclay Theatre from Feb. 20 to Feb. 22. Both undergraduate and graduate dancers performed five pieces that were highly...

UCI Campus Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

The UCI Coronavirus website is dedicated to keeping the UCI Anteater Community up-to-date on the latest information pertaining to the coronavirus.

Brilliance: A Night of Music and Light

Flashing Lights Lights Lights Lights.. will appear on the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, when Brilliance: A Night of Music and Light returns and transforms the plaza into a vision of light, color and music.

Shakespeare Orange County will “pass the baton” to UCI’s New Swan Shakespeare Festival

The artistic director of Shakespeare Orange County, John Walcutt, announced on Saturday that the company would be permanently closing. Walcutt wishes to “pass the baton” to and support UCI’s New Swan Shakespeare Festival and its upcoming summer season.

New Swan Shakespeare Festival to Participate in "The Merchant of Venice" Mock Trial

Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice” will take an unexpected turn on February 16th, 2020. "Shakespeare Trail: The Shylock Appeal," a live-action dramatic production and mock trial for character, Shylock, will be performed by UCI's New Swan actors.

Step aside, Odysseus — UC Irvine retells Greek classic in ‘The Penelopiad’

"The story comes alive beneath the spotlight at UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor Theatre under the direction of third-year graduate student Sara Rodriguez."

Best of 2019: Our Top 20 Los Angeles Art Shows

"... A year later, the University of California, Irvine has finally unveiled woods’s ambitious exhibition, a monument to Black lives lost to police brutality."

UCI Drama’s Relevant Take On “Company”

By: Rachel Golkin Photo Courtesy of: Paul Kennedy Taking their audience back to the bright and groovy days of the 1970s, the Claire Trevor School of the Arts’ Drama Department kicked off their 2019-2020 season on Sunday, Nov. 17 at the Irvine Barclay...