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...

Molly Lynch, Tong Wang, and Shaun Boyle - Radio Interview "Get the Funk Out"

On the first half of this Monday's show at 9:00am, Molly Lynch joined me to discuss Dance Visions 2015 and "Billy the Kid."

Growing Up in O.C.: NCI’s Molly Lynch Explains the Fun of Family Sailing

Associate professor of dance, UC Irvine; best known as artistic director of the National Choreographers Initiative My dad [Frank Lynch, former president of Northrup Corp.] was the one who got into sailing first. He was a Sea Scout when he lived in...

A History Built on Stars

Eugene Loring, the founder of the Department of Dance and Anthony Tudor, who taught Dance for years in the early decades of the school, are featured dancing together in Loring's "The Great American Goof" for the American Ballet Theatre in 1940.

Teaching Americans to dance like Israelis

Being an Israeli in the United States can have its challenges. Social customs are slightly different, you miss your friends and family — and the coffee’s not the same. “I want really good espresso bars, and I find it very hard to find one. I’m a...

‘Physical Graffiti” Showcases Talent

Undergraduate choreographers and dancers at UC Irvine showcased their creativity, dedication and sheer talent last week during the Department of Dance’s annual performance of “Physical Graffiti” in the Claire Trevor Theater....

Dancing outside the body

Saturday will be marked by three free panel discussions — before the 7 p.m. show — with one following on Sunday. Conversations will center on the use of ancient gestures, performative explorations of Indian dance theater and the future of the craft...