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Irvine Museum Collection exhibits popular works from the past as it plans for move to UCI

UCI is presenting “First Glimpse: Introducing the Buck Collection,” Sept. 29-Jan. 5, 2019. The exhibit, sponsored by the Claire Trevor School of the Arts, will include highlights from the Buck Collection on display in the University Art Galleries.

Jasmine Ejan (BA 2001) in "Cabaret" at the Celebration Theatre in Hollywood

Jasmine Ejan, BA Dance 2001, is currently playing the role of Rosie in Cabaret at the Celebration Theatre in Hollywood.

UCI Dance Major Hannahlei Cabanilla on "So You Think You Can Dance"

Orange County dancer Hannahlei Cabanilla has a signature move that she calls an L-turn. If you’ve caught Season 15 of the Fox series “So You Think You Can Dance” so far, then you’ve seen Cabanilla incorporate the move in her routine. “My leg is behind my head while I’m turning on...

Summer Reading List by Faculty and Alumni

With summer here, we thought we would share summer read recommendations by faculty and alumni.   Books by Faculty “György Ligeti’s Cultural Identities” by Amy Bauer (Associate Professor of Music), Márton Kerékfy. "Making Sense: Cognition, Computing, Art and Embodiment" by Simon...

A Second Quadrille Set to Start the Joyce Theater Season

The coming season at the Joyce Theater will include the returns of Twyla Tharp and the “NY Quadrille,” as well as a dance play starring James Whiteside and a debut program from Beth Gill. To inaugurate the season in late September, five companies and choreographers, including Kyle Abraham’s A.I....

UC Irvine students offer a 'Bittersweet Farewell' to a beloved professor and dance pioneer

Donald McKayle mixed love with melancholy in his 2015 lyrical dance piece “Bittersweet Farewell,” which honored deceased friends — bonds made during 70 years working on Broadway and in television, movies, modern dance and academia.

FADA (Film-Arts-Drama Alliance) club produces "The Greatest Show at UCI"

CREDITS CAST: THE SHOWMEN (In Order of Appearance) Trystan Colburn Tina Pham Kenai Gonzales FEATURED SINGER Emily Johnson-Frantz (Standing in for Olivia Pech) FEATURED DANCERS Alyssa Corella Anna Reiser Cayla Flagg Hannah Lafferty Lilla Lavanakul Makeila Lee DANCERS Abby...

Now Appearing: The UCI Company

A successful and wide-ranging arts program means a growing number of alumni are thriving on Broadway.

Outstanding 101 Crew Member Award for 2018

The UCI Drama Stage Management program awarded Kyle Causey and Hannah Lafferty the Outstanding 101 Crew Member Awards for 2018.  Kyle is a first-year who has a strong interest in sound design. Hannah is a 3rd-year transfer student interested in all things drama and has done amazing work on 101...

Simon Penny publishes " Making Sense: Cognition, Computing, Art, and Embodiment"

Making Sense: Cognition, Computing, Art, and Embodiment By Simon Penny. Why embodied approaches to cognition are better able to address the performative dimensions of art than the dualistic conceptions fundamental to theories of digital computing.

In Perfect Harmony

In Perfect Harmony - UC Irvine

L.A. Theater Review: Tom Hanks in ‘Henry IV’

Professor Holly Poe Durbin is the costume designer for Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles’ presentation of “Henry IV.”

Where to see Shakespeare in Southern California this summer

UCI drama professor Eli Simon was instrumental in creating a charming portable outdoor in-the-round venue that’s perfect for intimate productions of Shakespeare.

OC Weekly’s Midyear Guide to the Best Local Theater

It’s summertime, and even though the living ain’t always the easiest, OC summertime sure beats the hell out of Stockton summertime. And for those of you who want to immerse yourself in a little bit of artsy-fartsy culture, there’s plenty of stuff both...

Artistic Exposure

Victoria Zepeda, a fourth-year drama major, immersed herself in the arts this year when she stepped up to direct the Brown Bag Theater Co.’s spring production, “Ni de Aquí, Ni de Allá” (“Neither Here, Nor There”).

State of the Art

Although often overlooked, UCI played a key part in shaping late 20th-century art, and Buck’s collection includes a healthy dose of Anteater professors and alumni from the 1960s and ’70s.

“In Conversation with the Hamilton Stage Management Team” at UCI

UCI Drama and Joel Veenstra, SMA Western Regional Director and Professor in Stage Management, hosted a panel discussion with the Philip touring cast of Lin Manuel-Miranda’s hit show “Hamilton.”

Former Broadway performer directs UCI's ‘American Idiot’ production

Most students in the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at UC Irvine aspire to careers on Broadway. Andrew Palermo is bringing Broadway to the students.