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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...

Care/Cure/Corruption: What it and Why it Matters

What do care, cure and corruption all have in common? Yes, they all start with C, but they are also the three tenets of the Drama Department’s 2016 season: “Care/Cure/Corruption” (CCC). The Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) brands each season...

Kerry’s H.M. Uses Two Projectors to Simulate Amnesia

Kerry Tribe’s H.M. is the latest exhibit occupying the Contemporary Arts Center Gallery (CAC), located in UCI’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts. Curated by Juli Carson, the CAC gallery held an opening reception for Tribe’s works on Saturday, Jan. 9th...

A Performative Trigger: Radicals of UCI

The University Art Gallery’s latest exhibition, A Performative Trigger: Radicals of UCI, has taken an interesting approach to promotion. Everything from the website to the enormous, informative pamphlets available in the foyer is adorned with the same...

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 Jazz Orchestra Reborn

Under the direction of Grammy-nominated trumpeter Dr. Bobby Rodriguez, the ensemble’s growth was evidenced by their tighter articulation, stylistic competency and cognizance of dynamics...

Small Jazz, Big Jams

Winifred Smith Hall sizzled with conversation last Tuesday night as patrons sat waiting for the UCI Small Jazz Group Concert to commence. Elderly jazz fans from the community filled the theater alongside proud parents and members of the student body...

UCI Drama Presents: Man of La Mancha

Claire Trevor’s Drama Department will commence its 2015-16 season themed “Care, Cure and Corruption” with the first production, “Man of La Mancha.” This will mark the department’s first production in the Barclay Theater in over five years...

Lifetime Achievement Award for Rudy Perez

Rudy Perez is considered by many to be the inventor of Experimental Dance and along with his solo work with the Judson Church Theater in New York City in the 1960s, to have helped launch the postmodern era. Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1929, Perez is...

17 Best Things to Do in Irvine

Irvine in Orange County is a fun weekend destination for couples and families, offering great parks, museums and unique adventures. Stroll through the Orange County Great Park, admire beautiful art at the Irvine Museum, go racing at K1 Speed Irvine...

At 85, choreographer Rudy Perez is still inspired by the rhythms of everyday life

Choreographer Rudy Perez may be 85 and legally blind, but when he strolls along the sidewalks near Hollywood and Vine on a recent afternoon, his vision is crystal clear. Gripping his cane, the pioneer of 1960s postmodern dance takes slow, deliberate...

Essential Moves

For his first New York City performance, Bronx-born Rudy Perez presented a program of dance solos. It was the mid-1960s, and the venue was one of those “alternative” spaces that sat about 50. As he began the concert, Perez says that he noticed there...

Live this month in OC: Man of La Mancha AND Laguna Art Museum

UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts director Don Hill presents his version of “Man of La Mancha,” in this year’s dramatic arts theme Care/Cure/Corruption, at the Irvine Barclay Theater. Ticket sales are brisk and available at www.arts.uci.edu or the...

UC Irvine exhibit captures a significant, homegrown period in art history

n November 1971, a young UC Irvine art graduate student, Chris Burden, had himself shot in the arm with a .22 rifle in the performance piece, "Shoot." The shot heard around the art world took place at F Space Gallery in Santa Ana. Though shocking by...

Shaken, Not Stirred

Be careful wandering around Irvine, Calif.—you could get ambushed by with some Bard-spewing prose by a fobbing lily-livered vassal! Or at least a University of California Irvine student. Jane Page, head of drama, has taken Shakespeare off the boards...

The Roots of Radical Art at University of California, Irvine

Created in 1965, in politically conservative Orange County, the University of California, Irvine's art department rapidly became a daunting force in the advancement of radical performance and conceptual art. This department's early teaching model include

A half century smart: 50th anniversary celebrated at UC Irvine

IRVINE – Six buried bodies prompted UC Irvine to be built where it is today. Five decades ago, there was another candidate for a University of California campus – on the slopes of Spyglass Hill in Corona del Mar, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. But the...

Datebook: Weimar-era art, photos after the bomb, a show about Irvine's radicals

A new show at UC Irvine explores the radical artists who came out of the university's art program in the early 1970s. Seen here: a young Chris Burden and Charles Christopher Hill in the early 1970s. (Paula Sweet / Claire Trevor School of the Arts)