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Vitor Luiz guest stars in Festival Ballet's production of "The Nutcracker" at the Irvine Barclay Theatre

Festival Ballet Theatre’s family-friendly breathtaking production features superb colorful scenery and dazzling costumes, which make this age-old tradition sparkle like new. Be swept away by Tchaikovsky’s iconic score as the Sugar Plum Fairy, our heroine Clara, and a cast of hundreds take you on a...

UCI Drama’s Relevant Take On “Company”

By: Rachel Golkin Photo Courtesy of: Paul Kennedy Taking their audience back to the bright and groovy days of the 1970s, the Claire Trevor School of the Arts’ Drama Department kicked off their 2019-2020 season on Sunday, Nov. 17 at the Irvine Barclay...

New Slate 2019 at the Claire Trevor Theatre

New Slate 2019 at the Claire Trevor Theatre Irvine, Calif., November 21, 2019 – The University of California, Irvine’s Department of Dance presents, New Slate, an annual dance production showcasing graduate student choreography, performing December 5-7 at the Claire Trevor Theatre. This...

COMPANY - A review by Steven Stanley from StageSceneLA

"COMPANY proves a fabulous fit for a dozen-and-a-half theater-majoring performers and designers to strut their stuff in the most sumptuously professional a venue any university production could ever hope for at UC Irvine"

‘Blue Wave’ --- An Exhibition by the Late Lutz Bacher

In UC Irvine’s University Art Gallery is the exhibition, ‘Blue Wave’, the final exhibition of artist Lutz Bacher. This display of four different works, three of which are new, is curated by UCI professor Monica Majoli.

Tony DeLap Honored with the Claire Trevor Commemorative Star

MEDIA ADVISORY Tony DeLap Honored with the Claire Trevor Commemorative Star EVENT: The University of California, Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) named Tony DeLap the recipient of the fifth Claire Trevor Commemorative Star. The Claire Trevor Commemorative Star is awarded to...

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...

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...

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…

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...