Dance News

Center Stage: National Choreographers Initiative

It’s a sultry, albeit breezy, July afternoon at UCI’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts, where the creation of four fresh dance works for this year’s National Choreographers Initiative is underway. Newport Beach Independent – Click to read article…

National Choreographers Initiative Premieres at Irvine Barclay Theatre

The 12th Annual National Choreographers Initiative will premiere on Saturday, July 25th at the Irvine Barclay Theater. Professor Molly Lynch, founder and director of National Choreographs Initiative, selected four choreographers and sixteen professional ballet dancers to participate in the program...

Molly Lynch's National Choreographers Initiative to Receive National Endowment for the Arts Grant

Through its grant-making to thousands of nonprofits each year, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) promotes opportunities for people in communities across America to experience the arts and exercise their creativity. In the second major grant announcement of fiscal year 2015, the NEA will...

Diane Diefenderfer Presented Pilates Lecture in Japan

Lecturer of Dance Diane Diefenderfer presented lectures and workshops on “Dance and Education and Pilates Method for Physical Conditioning” at the Tsukuba Summer Institute (TSI) in Ibaraki, Japan. TSI is a week-long seminar/workshop for undergraduate and graduate students in physical education and...

Lisa Naugle and John Crawford Take Dance Students to Perform in Rome

Professor of Dance Lisa Naugle and Associate Professor of Dance John Crawford took six CTSA dance students to Italy last summer to participate in a collaborative project and performance in choreography, music, and video at the University of Rome. The dancers performed Professor Naugle’s new...

Molly Lynch Commissioned to Create New Work for Sacramento Ballet

Associate Professor of Dance Molly Lynch was commissioned to create a new work, “Passing,” for Sacramento Ballet’s Modern Masters Series. Lynch was also the Artistic Director for the 11th Annual National Choreographers Initiative, and was selected to present her choreography “Soaring” at the CORPS...

Chad Michael Hall’s Muliplex Dance Finished First Season

Assistant Professor of Dance Chad Michael Hall’s Multiplex Dance finished out its first season with two exciting projects: Interface: The Marriage Project, and Summerplex 2014. Interface was a two-week residency and choreographic commission made possible through a grant from the city of West...