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New Swan Shakespeare Festival's Twelfth Night

You’ll understand the “no late seating” warning if you first take in the amazing New Swan Shakespeare Festival’s sustainable, portable outdoor mini-Elizabethan theatre in daylight hours, a reproduction built...

New Swan Shakespeare Festival returns to UC Irvine

Eli Simon knows a thing or two about giving William Shakespeare’s plays a breath of fresh air. Simon serves as the artistic director for the New Swan Shakespeare Festival, a seven-week-long event to be hosted at UC Irvine from Thursday through...

Kevin Appel in First Solo Exhibition in New York

Professor of Art Kevin Appel had a solo gallery exhibition last spring at Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe in New York. For more information on Professor Kevin Appel click on the link below: http://studioart.arts.uci.edu/faculty/resident-faculty/kevinappel.html

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...

Andrew Palermo's World Premiere of NICKEL MINES to Play Claire Trevor School of the Arts, 5/31-6/7

The Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama presents Nickel Mines, an original work by Creator/Director/Choreographer and faculty member Andrew Palermo, as its final offering in a season which has focused on the theme of...

Erasing Pereira

William Pereira’s meticulous master plan for UC Irvine has not just been ignored—but undone. Our critic, architect Alan Hess, calls for a return to Pereira’s futuristic vision and philosophy.

Best of 2014: Audio Escape

Digital Arts undergrads created Pintour, this Kickstarter-funded project, in which large Google Maps-style pins are placed throughout the arts school. Scanning the pins’ QR codes links you to various audio tours, each with its own narrative and set of cha

Simon Leung Received the California Community Foundation Fellowship

Professor of Art Simon Leung received the California Community Foundation Fellowship for 2014. Earlier this year, he received the Clark Fellowship from the Sterling and Francine Clark Institute. Leung was the first fellow in the history of the Clark to be granted a fellowship as an artist. For...

Teaching Americans to dance like Israelis

Being an Israeli in the United States can have its challenges. Social customs are slightly different, you miss your friends and family — and the coffee’s not the same. “I want really good espresso bars, and I find it very hard to find one. I’m a...

No, Laughing Matters.

The Coup de Comedy, now in its second year, is the brainchild of Improv Revolution, a 12-person college improv team co-captained by Andra and fellow drama major Vinny Tangherlini. Joel Veenstra founded iRev as a graduate student in 2010 before...

Coup de Comedy Festival 2014

FREEZE. The music stops. The wild movement on stage comes to a sudden halt. Third-year drama major Vinny Tangherlini quickly enters and taps three performers in bizarre contortions — the weirder the better — on the shoulder and exits with the...

‘Physical Graffiti” Showcases Talent

Undergraduate choreographers and dancers at UC Irvine showcased their creativity, dedication and sheer talent last week during the Department of Dance’s annual performance of “Physical Graffiti” in the Claire Trevor Theater....

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...

Bealls Honored at UCI

UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts paid tribute to Newport's philanthropic Joan and Donald Beall at a March 10 ceremony that was the third annual presentation of the Claire Trevor Commemorative Star.

New University - As You Like It

A gypsy in a colorful headdress giggles from a balcony above the stage as she enchants the characters below with several careful taps of her wand. In the multi-layered narrative that follows, the characters venture into a thick forest, learn to forgive an

Santa Ana High and UCI together in harmony

UC Irvine Symphony Orchestra members unpack their instruments behind the stage of the Bill Medley Auditorium at Santa Ana High School. Santa Ana High orchestra students then help guide their colleagues through the maze of corridors leading to the stage.

'Bach's Lunch' offers classical flavor at UC Irvine

Classical music lovers at UC Irvine were given a lunchtime treat April 9 as a host of cellists performed the works of German composer Johann Sebastian Bach for the “Bach’s Lunch” concert in the Arts Amphitheater. This was the second annual Bach’s...

Beall Couple Receives Commemorative Star

More than 200 attendees gathered at UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts on March 10th to honor local philanthropic couple Joan and Don Beall for their longtime support of the Orange County arts community...