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Project Orthogonal: UCI’s Professor Simon Penny

In hopes of promoting a more efficient and sustainable future in seaward exploration and travel, UCI Department of Art’s Simon Penny is developing a contemporary model of a proa —  a Micronesian, multi-hull sailcraft used for both short and long-distance expeditions. Penny first began...

The Society of Literature, Science and the Arts will hold its 33rd-Annual Meeting at UC Irvine

The Society of Literature, Science and the Arts (SLSA), will hold their 33rd-annual meeting at UC Irvine to discuss a theme called, Experimental Engagements. The co-organizers of the event are UCI professors Antoinette LaFarge and…

UCI Drama Opens its Season of Women with an Examination of the “Me Decade” in Company

UCI DRAMA OPENS ITS SEASON OF WOMEN WITH AN EXAMINATION OF THE “ME DECADE” IN COMPANY Irvine, Calif., October 31, 2019 – UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) Department of Drama opens its 2019-20 season with Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning 1970 musical comedy Company...

These Are The 5 Best Colleges For Dance Majors In California For 2019

Zippia.com, a career expert website, recently published their annual study on the best colleges offer the best career opportunities for Dance Majors in California. University of California-Irvine Department of Dance at CTSA is ranked #2.

New Swan Shakespeare Festival Presents Romeo and Juliet

New Swan Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet: Hard Way Home, directed by freelance theater director and UCI almuna, Beth Lopes, will open at the Cal State Long Beach Theatre on Friday, November 8th and run through November 16th...

UCI Alum in Bay Area Musicals’ GYPSY

UCI alum Cassie Grilley will play “Agnes” in Bay Area Musicals’ GYPSY production.  A 6-Time Tony Award-winning performance, the musical GYPSY is based on the memoirs of famous striptease artist, Gypsy Rose Lee. The story specifically focuses on Lee’s mother, Rose, who has been deemed “the...

Welcome new ballet faculty, Vitor Luiz!

The UCI Department of Dance announces the hiring of Vitor Luiz as a new ballet faculty. Vitor is an international dancer, choreographer and ballet master. Since 2009 he has been a principal dancer with San Francisco Ballet. He has also performed with the Ballet of Rio de Janeiro, English National...

Student Outreach: Creative Connections in the Community

UCI provides curriculum-based arts projects to K-12 students Claire Trevor School of the Arts students take their creativity and enthusiasm for arts to K-12 schools across Orange County each year, thanks to the Creative Connections program.  In the first six months of each year, arts...

Her sound art gave voice to black people killed by police. Finally, we get to hear it

“American Monument” is by artist lauren woods, left, who is protesting police violence against African Americans. Curator Kimberli Meyer is a key collaborator who helped get the work staged at UC Irvine’s Beall Center. (Dania Maxwell / Los Angeles Times)

“East Meets West” International Dance and Music Festival

“EAST MEETS WEST” INTERNATIONAL DANCE AND MUSIC FESTIVAL PRESENTS ITS FOURTH ANNUAL PERFORMANCE AT THE IRVINE BARCLAY THEATRE Irvine, Calif. – In its fourth year, the “East Meets West” Festival is a unique collaborative arts experience, showcasing dance works by students and professional...

Alumni reunite at the American College Dance Association (ACDA) Baja Regional Conference

  Spring break on college and university campuses can be quiet. This was not the case in March 2019 for the Department of Dance, which hosted the American College Dance Association (ACDA) Baja Regional Conference. The ACDA’s goal is to promote and exalt the existing and potential artistry...

Art of Social Change

Two more UCI faculty and alumni receive Guggenheim Fellowships When a shiny sculpture of a rabbit by the most commercially successful living artist sold for a record-breaking $91 million at auction earlier this year, UCI art professor Daniel Joseph Martinez shrugged. “We don’t remember the...

Anteaters in the Arts: Kelly Perine

“Hard work is the best-kept secret in Hollywood!” That was the advice Kelly Perine (M.F.A. ’98) gave to a class of 12 graduate students on a recent visit to his alma mater, the Department of Drama. Perine is no stranger to hard work. Growing up, his innate ability for acting led him to Lake...

Anteaters in the Arts: Eliza Rubenstein

On June 17, Eliza Rubenstein (M.F.A. ’97) stepped onto the conductor’s podium at Carnegie Hall — for the second time. In June 2017, Rubenstein conducted the Carnegie Hall premiere of Kirke Mechem’s Songs of the Slave, a powerful reflection on racial justice and hard-won freedoms. While it...

Arts Advocates: Tinnie Grewal

CULTURE BUILDER Q&A with Tinnie Grewal Tinnie Grewal is a longtime member of the Dean’s Advisory Board, a group of diverse individuals who foster closer ties between the school, its alumni and the community while also shaping and implementing the vision and goals for the Claire Trevor...

Dr. Stephen Tucker: UCI Chair of Music & Conductor of the UCI Symphony Orchestra

By Terry Schilling | September 19, 2019 Over the past several years, the UCI Symphony Orchestra has delighted me with many exhilarating performances. Maestro Dr. Stephen Tucker is the newly appointed chair of the music department at UCI (Marjorie Rawlins Chair of Music).  This comes on...

Professional Pathways

It’s summer in Rome and, inspired by the architecture of the Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere, a UCI student ties on her pointe shoes and begins dancing in the cobblestone plaza. As if on cue, a street musician emerges from an alleyway playing Brahms’ “Hungarian Dance” on his harmonica....

Creative Connections in the Community

Claire Trevor School of the Arts students take their creativity and enthusiasm for arts to K-12 schools across Orange County each year, thanks to the Creative Connections program. In the first six months of each year, arts majors serve as Teaching Artist Interns for one to five hours each week...