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Triple Jubilee Brings UCI Music to Downtown Santa Ana This Spring

Triple Jubilee Brings Longstanding Partnership between UC Irvine Department of Music and Santa Ana High School Music Program to Downtown Santa Ana This Spring Having developed a partnership spanning seven years, and serving hundreds of high school and college students, the team of educators...

Brilliance: A Night of Music and Light

Flashing Lights Lights Lights Lights.. will appear on the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, when Brilliance: A Night of Music and Light returns and transforms the plaza into a vision of light, color and music.

Shining a Light on Future Artists

By Christine Byrd As a violinist begins to play on stage, UCI graduate student Tomoko Ozawa transforms the solo into a live electronic ensemble piece by manipulating data from the player’s hand movements with computer software. Ozawa is able to collaborate on this experimental strings...

Meet LA’s Art Community: Linda Stark Likes the “Challenge of Resurrecting a Bankrupt Image”

HYPERALLERGIC's Meet LA’s Art Community: An interview series spotlighting some of the great work coming out of Los Angeles. Hear directly from artists, curators, and art workers about their current projects and personal quirks. In the 16th installment of the series, writer Elisa Wouk Almino...

UCI Drama examines motherhood, inequality and humanity in Lisa Loomer’s LIVING OUT

UCI Drama examines motherhood, inequality and humanity in Lisa Loomer’s Living Out Irvine, Calif., February 25, 2020 – UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) presents Lisa Loomer’s Living Out, a comic drama focused on immigration and working mothers. The show is directed by...

American Monument Think Tank Marathon at the Beall Center for Art + Technology

DOWNLOAD THE THINK TANK PRESS KIT DOWNLOAD THE AMERICAN MONUMENT PRESS KIT BEALL CENTER - EXHIBITION PAGE American Monument Think Tank Marathon at the Beall Center for Art + Technology For two days scholars, lawyers, community activists, civil rights leaders, students, artists, and...

Citizen Artist: Christine Dianne Guiyangco

View the full pictorial in CONNECT, the quarterly magazine for UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Art graduate student Christine Dianne Guiyangco (M.F.A. ’20) is a first-generation Filipino immigrant. Through her artwork, she explores the instabilities of migration and the...

Shakespeare Orange County will “pass the baton” to UCI’s New Swan Shakespeare Festival

The artistic director of Shakespeare Orange County, John Walcutt, announced on Saturday that the company would be permanently closing. Walcutt wishes to “pass the baton” to and support UCI’s New Swan Shakespeare Festival and its upcoming summer season.

‘Changing Tides II’ Has Musicians Respond To Climate Change

Prof. Michael Dessen collaborates with Prof. Mark Dresser (UC San Diego) for a "Telematic Translocational Concert" with musicians from South Korea’s Seoul Institute of the Arts in the Experimental Theatre at UC San Diego. Read the article from KPBS to learn more.

New Swan Shakespeare Festival to Participate in "The Merchant of Venice" Mock Trial

Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice” will take an unexpected turn on February 16th, 2020. "Shakespeare Trail: The Shylock Appeal," a live-action dramatic production and mock trial for character, Shylock, will be performed by UCI's New Swan actors.

Step aside, Odysseus — UC Irvine retells Greek classic in ‘The Penelopiad’

"The story comes alive beneath the spotlight at UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor Theatre under the direction of third-year graduate student Sara Rodriguez."

Dance Visions 2020 at the Irvine Barclay Theatre

Dance Visions 2020 at the Irvine Barclay Theatre Irvine, Calif., February 5, 2020 – The Department of Dance at the University of California, Irvine, presents Dance Visions, a concert showcasing choreographic works by UCI Dance Faculty, at the Irvine Barclay Theatre, February 20-22, 2020. The...

UCI Alumni in Bay Area Musicals' THE FULL MONTY

CTSA Alumna, Briel Pomerantz, B.A. ‘07, will be performing with Bay Area Musicals’ first 2020 production, the 10-time Tony Award-nominated musical, The Full Monty.  The musical includes a soulful score that will leave the audience awestruck as they witness the journey of a group of maverick...

An Experimental Stage: Morgan Embry

Written by Christine Byrd In the few short months since graduating, Morgan Embry, M.F.A. ’19, has criss-crossed the country as a lighting designer for live music concerts. When she has time to spend in one place, it’s usually Los Angeles, where she’s busy showcasing her immersive art...

H. Colin Slim (April 9, 1929 – October 22, 2019)

H. Colin Slim (1929–2019), music historian, conductor and pianist, founded the Department of Music at UC Irvine in 1965 and served as its chair until 1978, and several times thereafter. He had previously taught as an Assistant Professor at The University of Chicago. In 1968–69 he was a Fellow at...

Faculty Research: Lighting and Sound Labs Enhance the Drama

When the lights fade and the music builds, an audience of theater-goers can feel transported—before the action even starts. That’s why drama faculty in the Claire Trevor School of the Arts focus on creating high-tech sound and lighting labs that help students produce top-quality shows and then...

UCI Drama Presents Margaret Atwood’s THE PENELOPIAD

A NEW PERSPECTIVE: CONTINUING UCI DRAMA’S YEAR OF WOMEN UCI Drama Presents Margaret Atwood’s The Penelopiad Irvine, Calif., January 17, 2020 – UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) presents Margaret Atwood’s The Penelopiad, a retelling of Homer’s The Odyssey from the perspective...

Student Research: Corey Cao Nguyen

New Tools for School Students at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts explore the human experience through a variety of creative avenues by using skills as classically trained fine artists, but also through emerging technology and media. Students from all four departments have access to a range...