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Artist of the Week: Daniel Lopez

For the past four years, Santa Ana High School students have been learning alongside musicians from UC Irvine in a series of master classes and coaching sessions that lead to year-end concerts in which the high school and college students play side by...

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...

Return of the Opera: Dido and Aeneas

After a five-year hiatus, opera finally made an appearance at UCI last weekend. Winifred Smith Hall, home to all kinds of theatrical and musical productions, opened its doors Friday and Saturday night for a performance of Henry Purcell’s “Dido and...

Art, Time, Memory and Passion: Musings from UCI’s Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

Usually, whenever I come to UCI on a Saturday it’s awfully quiet and disconcerting. This wasn’t the case at the bustling 2016 MFA Exhibition, where masses of people herded around various artful displays. First up was the University Art Gallery for Mona...

One Story, Two Rooms: The Telematic Project

Responsibility. Heroes. Morals versus rules. Bureaucracy. Confusion. Desperation. Siblings. Chaos. Fuck the man! Distance versus closeness. Passive aggressiveness. Safety. Fire. Decisions. Privilege. This potpourri comprises the smattering of audience...

Breaking “Brahms”: Jerzy Kosmala, Viola Virtuoso

UCI is home to one of the world’s premier violists: Dr. Jerzy Kosmala. When he’s not lecturing at Irvine, he’s serving as an adjudicator for one of any number of illustrious competitions and councils, ranging from the Lionel Tertis International Viola...

‘CADE’ Offers O.C. Student Artists and Performers New Opportunities

Cal State Fullerton’s College of the Arts has partnered with Chapman University’s College of Performing Arts and UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts to form the Collaborative Arts Development Experience, or CADE. Through CADE, student artists...

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...

Three Orange County Universities Partner for Collaborative Arts Development Experience

Faculty and staff from Chapman University's College of Performing Arts, CSU Fullerton's College of the Arts and UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts have joined forces to develop the Collaborative Arts Development Experience (CADE) - a program...

Universities Join Forces on Arts Program

Chapman University's College of Performing Arts, Cal State University-Fullerton's College of the Arts and UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts have joined forces to develop the Collaborative Arts Development Experience (CADE), a program for two...

A new alchemy: Biotechnology as art

Since the earliest anthropomorphic statues, myths of vivification or the 'giving of life' have surrounded artefacts made by the artist’s hand. Today, artists who employ laboratory methods in the context of Synthetic Biology are getting particularly...

‘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...

The Alien World of ‘Wetware’

Behind the non-descript double doors of the Beall Center for Art and Technology lives an alien world, one in which artificial life reigns supreme. As I entered the interdisciplinary exhibition “Wetware: Art, Agency, Animation”, I was confronted with...

Diversity and Equity Explored at Women in Music Tech Symposium

Artists, speakers and various experts representing the global concern on gender inequality in the arts came together on Feb. 5 and 6 to present their work and discuss the matter at UCI’s Integrated Composition Improvisation and Technology and Women in...

Art and biology mix at new UC Irvine exhibit

Artists from around the globe will showcase their understanding of art and biology in an exhibit opening Saturday at UC Irvine's Beall Center for Art + Technology. The display, called "Wetware: Art Agency Animation," will include works created by...

Kerry Tribe Talks Emotion and Memory in “H.M.”

The University Art Gallery hosted a roundtable discussion of Kerry Tribe’s experimental film, “H.M.,” covering topics such as memory and trauma, in the Claire Trevor School’s Winifred Smith Hall last Thursday night. Tribe was among the panelists...

“Clybourne Park” Debuts Sunday and Unapologetically Mirrors Racial Tensions

If the purpose of theater is to hold a cracked mirror to society, then UCI drama’s latest production unapologetically reflected ugly truths, as Bruce Norris’ “Clybourne Park” premiered last Saturday at Claire Trevor’s Robert Cohen Theater. Actress...

From LOST to Claire Trevor: Leslie Ishii Fights Racism in Clybourne Park

LOST actress Leslie Ishii crossed the color line when she and her family became the first Asian-Americans to settle in an all-white Seattle neighborhood in 1959. Now, over 4 decades later, Ishii continues to defy the status quo as the first woman of...