UCI Dance named best college for dance majors in California

Zippia published the article "These Are The 5 Best Colleges For Dance Majors In California" and gave Uinversity of California, Irvine the top honor.

Dance Visions: UCI Dance Department’s Finest Faculty Showcase

Julia Clausen from The New University reviews the Department of Dance's recent faculty production "Dance Visions 2017." The production ran from February 23 - 25 at the Irvine Barclay Theatre.

A Piece About Refugees Stole UCI's Dance Visions 2017 at the Barclay Theatre

Lisa Black from the OC Weekly reviews the Department of Dance's most recent production "Dance Visions2017."

Wheelchair dance company to conduct workshop at UC Irvine

Ten years ago, former Irvine resident Marisa Hamamoto was taking a contemporary dance class when she suddenly found herself paralyzed from the neck down. “I felt my elbows tingle and the next thing I collapsed,” said Hamamoto who at the time was in...

A Step Up For UCI Dance With Addition of Lar Lubovitch to Faculty

UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts has a reputation for appointing esteemed working choreographers to join the faculty of the Department of Dance, and its latest hire continues the trend. Lar Lubovitch, whom The New York Times named “one of the

Choreographer Joins UCI Arts School

By Deirdre Newman - July 11, 2016. International artistic director and choreographer Lar Lubovitch has joined the dance department at the University of California-Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts as a Distinguished Professor...

Arts Grads: Dance

The following students plan to continue their studies in dance after graduation. The list includes the student’s name, the school from which the student will graduate, the school or conservatory he or she plans to attend and the intended areas of study...

Mother's Day: How 4 inspirational moms are changing their worlds

DANCE, DANCE REVOLUTION What if your little girl wanted something desperately but it seemed impossible because she has cerebral palsy? That was the problem facing Debbie Fragner, 53, of Rancho Santa Margarita. Two years ago, Fragner’s daughter...

A ‘Vision’ in Red

What language and semantics cannot express, perhaps a body in rhythmic motion can. At the Irvine Barclay Theatre this past weekend, the Claire Trevor School of the Arts tapped into the boundless body eloquence of dance in their 16th annual student...

‘Visions’ of the Past and Future

UC Irvine’s dance department is sharing in the festivities of the important half-century milestone of our university. One of the top 10 dance programs in the country, UCI dance has been part of the university’s legacy from the beginning and this year’s...

EMERSE: The Rhythm of the Waves

A black box — that intimidating name marks the stage of the Experimental Media Performance Lab at UCI, and for good reason. It is hardly a stage at all, just a black floor where the audience and performers are on the same level, dangerously close to...

New Slate Dance Showcase

Claire Trevor School of the Arts’ Dance Department’s annual fall quarter showcase, New Slate, returns December 3-5, providing dance students their first formal performance opportunity of the year. The program, headed up by artistic director Tong Wang...

UCI program allows young dancers to shine

The kids stood patiently in four lines watching as their teacher, UC Irvine undergraduate student Irishia Hubbard, snaked across the floor demonstrating the dance move they were about to perform. “Right, back, right,” she yelled as they began to shake...

A children's dance class also focuses on body image and self-respect

While others pursue dance to become professional performers, UC Irvine student Irishia Hubbard has another goal in mind: to become a teacher. She and Nicole Rivor, who graduated from UC Irvine in June, teamed up in late May to co-found Shining Stars, a...

They're honing dance skills to pass them on

While others pursue dance to become professional performers, UC Irvine student Irishia Hubbard has another goal in mind — to become a teacher. She and Nicole Rivor, who graduated from UC Irvine in June, teamed up in late May to co-found Shining Stars...

Dance Students Color the School with ‘Graffiti’

Last week, an annual performance was presented by a selected number of talented undergraduate dancers and choreographers, taking place at the Claire Trevor Theater. The title, “Physical Graffiti,” was taken from Led Zeppelin’s 1975 album of the same...

The Dance Department does it Again with “Dance Escape”

Applause! Applause! Smoke and praise filled the dimly lit Claire Trevor Theater for the dance department’s latest production, “Dance Escape.” Grads and undergrads come together to showcase their skill in both performance and choreography, and the...

Eugene Loring, Mr. American Ballet

The hard truth about death is that it inevitably brings obscurity, even to a legend. Artists are lucky—paintings, novels, poems, and music all secure some posthumous recognition. ¶ When the medium is dance, though, the equation is trickier. Even with...