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Spring Theater Preview

"Finally, we couldn’t give a rundown of Orange County’s theatrical presentations in the Spring without mentioning UCI Claire Trevor’s School of the Arts..."

Irvine’s Amazing Academic Arts Venues

Over the past several years, my wife and I have seen some amazing talent through the many performances we’ve attended at Irvine’s college arts venues. These programs have become a source of tremendous enjoyment for us...

Preserving Jerry Herman’s music for a younger generation

"The day before the concert, Coulter and Boswell will conduct a master class with students from the UCI Drama Department’s musical theater program. Of the participating students who will prepare and present a song from a Jerry Herman musical..."

What They Found: Our Contributors Share Their 2018 Discoveries

"Ashley Clark, film programmer and critic In March, acting on a recommendation from the website Screen Slate—an increasingly essential resource in this rep coverage–starved age—I took myself to Manhattan’s Electronic Arts Intermix to see a shorts program by a grandly named video and performance...

UCI’s Experimental Media & Performance Lab

I suspect that most readers have never attended a performance (or have even heard of) UCI’s Experimental Media & Performance Lab. It’s one of seven separate performing arts theatres on campus and it’s by far the most unusual...

Assistant professor of drama wins NEH grant

Tara Rodman, UCI assistant professor of drama, has won a 2018 Fellowship for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The $60,000 grant will enable her to research and write a book about the international career of Japanese dancer and choreographer...

All Hands on Deck for Boat Building

by Gustavo Arellano, Alta With his proto-Fu Manchu mustache, bright eyes, salt-and-pepper hair, sporty brown vest and Australian accent, Simon Penny seems like he should be a BBC documentarian. But he’s actually a UC Irvine professor. And a boatbuilder. And the boat he’s building is not just...

UCI Drama plays with language and love in the classic THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

UCI DRAMA PLAYS WITH LANGUAGE AND LOVE IN THE CLASSIC THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, GUEST DIRECTED BY SHISHIR KURUP Irvine, Calif., November 20, 2018 – UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama continues its 2018-19 season, entitled “Against All Odds,” with Oscar Wilde’...

Kelly Moran’s Trippy, Beautiful Piano Music

Kelly Moran’s Trippy, Beautiful Piano Music New York artist’s avant-garde compositions break through to unique transcendence By Christopher R. Weingarten “I kind of just accepted that no one would really care about my work because I was such a weirdo,” says New York’s Kelly Moran, an avant-...

‘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...)

Simone Forti receives the Claire Trevor School of the Arts Lifetime Achievement Award

MEDIA ADVISORY Simone Forti receives the Claire Trevor School of the Arts Lifetime Achievement Award EVENT: The Art of Performance in Irvine: Simone Forti and Friends WHEN/WHERE: 7:00 p.m. Thursday, November 1, 2018, Experimental Media Performance Lab (xMPL) at the Claire Trevor School...

UCI Drama Celebrates Women in Law with the Award-Winning Musical LEGALLY BLONDE

UCI DRAMA OPENS ITS SEASON BY CELEBRATING WOMEN IN LAW WITH THE AWARD-WINNING MUSICAL LEGALLY BLONDE Irvine, Calif., October 22, 2018 –  UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama opens its 2018-19 season, entitled “Against All Odds,” with the irresistibly fun musical...

A Memorable First Glimpse – The Buck Collection at UCI

Gerald Buck was a Newport Beach developer whose passion for compelling art grew into that of legend over a span of 40 years until his death in 2013. This long-time love affair with art resulted in a massive collection of 3,300 artworks by California...

UCI Chamber Singers Premieres New Work at Walt Disney Concert Hall

Seth Houston, Director of Choral Activities and Associate Chair for Performance, led UCI Chamber Singers and a consortium of other performers in a world premiere performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Tuesday, October 9. The work, Oscillations: One Hundred Years and Forever, by New York-based...

Charles White’s Students on Why They—and the Art World—Wouldn’t Be the Same Without His Work

"But his impact extended beyond what White as an individual made himself. White was an instructor at the Otis Art Institute, where he taught a number of artists who have not only made names for themselves—in some instances, by continuing to work with the themes that White pioneered—but who now...

'First Glimpse' peers into UC Irvine's treasure trove of California art, the 'largest collection of art that no one has ever seen'

In the spring of 2012, Orange County developer Gerald Buck attended a seminar at Laguna Art Museum. Discussion topics that day included the Getty Foundation’s 2011-12 “Pacific Standard Time” (PST) art initiative, involving more than 100 Southland museums.

At the Joyce, a Rearranged Theater Brings Mystery and Orthodoxy

The “NY Quadrille” format reconfigures the Joyce Theater by turning auditorium and stage inside out. The square stage becomes the theater’s centerpiece: The audience is on both sides, as at a tennis or snooker match. One side of the stage leads straight to a rising slope of tiered seating, with...

Much-anticipated museum begins previews of long-hidden paintings, sculptures

“We are creating a world-class museum and research oasis to study and enjoy the rich expanse of California art,” said Stephen Barker, dean of UCI’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts and executive director of IMCA. “California artists use light and space...