In the News

American College Dance Association Gala Concert at the Barclay

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Terry Schilling reivews the ACDA at UCI which brought 500 students and faculty from dance departments at 33 schools came together to celebrate dance. During that time, they presented 66 dances. (Photo by Skye Schmidt)

UCI Jazz Orchestra

Monday, March 11, 2019

If you have the chance to attend a concert at UCI’s Winifred Smith Hall, I highly recommend doing so! There are 205 seats, banked steeply in three tiers that crowd the stage so that the audience feels as if the entire orchestra is right there at our...

Looking Back On Dance Visions 2019

Friday, March 8, 2019

UCI Dance Department’s annual faculty-run show, Dance Visions, featured incredibly choreographed works from renowned dancers during its four-performance run at the Irvine Barclay Theatre from Feb. 21 to Feb. 23.

UCI’s Latest Experimental Production: Your Ocean, My Ocean

Sunday, February 17, 2019

YOMO/Intermedia is part of a bi-coastal collaboration connecting faculty and students from Rhode Island School of Design RISD and UCI’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts. YOMO includes contributions from Professor Kyna Leski’s students in the Architecture

UC Irvine students perform the stories of immigration detainees held in Orange County jails

Thursday, February 14, 2019

"The performance was directed and written by UCI theater directors Jane Page and Gavin Cameron-Web, who are married and volunteer with the nonprofit. “We feel like we needed to make something that was a performance-based expression of what...(read more)"

R. Luke DuBois: Music into Data::Data into Music

Monday, February 11, 2019

Set in a darkened exhibition space, lit primarily by videos, Music into Data::Data into Music explores the auditory, visual and verbal structures and underpinnings of contemporary culture. Four of the six pieces by R. Luke DuBois in this...

UCI’s Kei Akagi is inspired by both classic jazz musicians and emerging songwriters

Friday, February 8, 2019

“First, the faculty here has always been a fantastically fertile ground for the creation of new ideas to experiment with,” said Akagi. “And secondly, there are my students, who are constantly bringing fresh ideas for me to experience..."

Spring Theater Preview

Monday, January 14, 2019

"Finally, we couldn’t give a rundown of Orange County’s theatrical presentations in the Spring without mentioning UCI Claire Trevor’s School of the Arts..."

UCI’s Experimental Media & Performance Lab

Friday, January 4, 2019

I suspect that most readers have never attended a performance (or have even heard of) UCI’s Experimental Media & Performance Lab. It’s one of seven separate performing arts theatres on campus and it’s by far the most unusual...

Irvine’s Amazing Academic Arts Venues

Friday, January 4, 2019

Over the past several years, my wife and I have seen some amazing talent through the many performances we’ve attended at Irvine’s college arts venues. These programs have become a source of tremendous enjoyment for us...

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