UCI commencement ceremonies to take place June 14-17

UCI will host commencement services for its 54th graduating class over four days in the Bren Events Center. Between Friday, June 14, and Monday, June 17, 11 ceremonies will take place – with UCI awarding 10,323 undergraduate degrees to 9,403 Anteaters.

American College Dance Association Gala Concert at the Barclay

Terry Schilling reivews the ACDA at UCI which brought 500 students and faculty from dance departments at 33 schools came together to celebrate dance. During that time, they presented 66 dances. (Photo by Skye Schmidt)

Looking Back On Dance Visions 2019

UCI Dance Department’s annual faculty-run show, Dance Visions, featured incredibly choreographed works from renowned dancers during its four-performance run at the Irvine Barclay Theatre from Feb. 21 to Feb. 23.

UCI’s Latest Experimental Production: Your Ocean, My Ocean

YOMO/Intermedia is part of a bi-coastal collaboration connecting faculty and students from Rhode Island School of Design RISD and UCI’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts. YOMO includes contributions from Professor Kyna Leski’s students in the Architecture

‘Not hearing him sing in the halls is hard’: UCI prepares tribute to dance legend Donald McKayle

Award-winning choreographer and educator Donald McKayle was considered one of the pioneers of 20th-century modern dance. His pieces on the black experience in America still resonate. (Read more from the LA Times...)

UC Irvine students offer a 'Bittersweet Farewell' to a beloved professor and dance pioneer

Donald McKayle mixed love with melancholy in his 2015 lyrical dance piece “Bittersweet Farewell,” which honored deceased friends — bonds made during 70 years working on Broadway and in television, movies, modern dance and academia.

Dance Department invited to peform at National College Dance Festival

The Dance Department was invited to perform at the American College Dance Association’s 2018 National College Dance Festival at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC.

“Physical Graffiti” Remembers Their Own

The audience’s breath was taken away by Claire Trevor’s last performance of the year: “Physical Graffiti.” The show was many things: exciting, surprising, jaw-dropping and creative. Most of all, it was touching.

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...