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You've only got 10 minutes: Can you put on a musical? They did, in contest performances at UC

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The winners of a national musical-writing competition for college and high school students were declared Aug. 29 after the six student finalists debuted their shows at UC Irvine. Judges at the Showsearch performance in the Claire Trevor Theatre...

Student-written musical gets the star treatment

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The Festival of New American Musicals, in residence at UC Irvine, hosts a nationwide search each year for new short musicals created by high school and college students. Show Search 2015 included six musicals written by aspiring artists ages 16-23 and...

UCI program allows young dancers to shine

Friday, August 21, 2015

The kids stood patiently in four lines watching as their teacher, UC Irvine undergraduate student Irishia Hubbard, snaked across the floor demonstrating the dance move they were about to perform. “Right, back, right,” she yelled as they began to shake...

A children's dance class also focuses on body image and self-respect

Thursday, August 20, 2015

While others pursue dance to become professional performers, UC Irvine student Irishia Hubbard has another goal in mind: to become a teacher. She and Nicole Rivor, who graduated from UC Irvine in June, teamed up in late May to co-found Shining Stars, a...

They're honing dance skills to pass them on

Thursday, August 13, 2015

While others pursue dance to become professional performers, UC Irvine student Irishia Hubbard has another goal in mind — to become a teacher. She and Nicole Rivor, who graduated from UC Irvine in June, teamed up in late May to co-found Shining Stars...

UCI's first fine arts dean, Clayton Garrison, dies at 93

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Clayton Garrison, stage director, theater professor and inaugural dean of the school of fine arts at UC Irvine, died July 27. He was 93. The university's founding chancellor, Daniel G. Aldrich Jr., invited Garrison to create the school in 1964, luring...

UCI's first fine arts dean, Clayton Garrison, dies at 93

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Clayton Garrison, stage director, theater professor and inaugural dean of the school of fine arts at UC Irvine, died July 27. He was 93. The university's founding chancellor, Daniel G. Aldrich Jr., invited Garrison to create the school in 1964, luring...

UC Irvine looking for artists to create biological art in new exhibit

Monday, August 10, 2015

A new international exhibition debuting this winter at UC Irvine aims to bring artists’ work to life – literally. The university’s Beall Center for Art and Technology is seeking artists who can create art through the techniques of synthetic biology...

Inaugural dean of UCI arts school dies at 93

Friday, August 7, 2015

Clayton Garrison, founding dean of the School of Fine Arts at the University of California, Irvine, died July 27 at the age of 93. He was a visionary stage director, choreographer and theater professor who left a lasting imprint on UCI and what’s now...

Founder of UC Irvine fine arts school was a 'Renaissance man'

Friday, August 7, 2015

Clayton Garrison, an internationally acclaimed choreographer and director, left a lasting legacy at UC Irvine. The founding dean of the School of Fine Arts, now known as the Claire Trevor School of the Arts, he envisioned a full-fledged conservatory...

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