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Strategy, Love & Politics: UCI Drama Presents a Concert Staging of CHESS

STRATEGY, LOVE & POLITICS: UCI DRAMA PRESENTS A CONCERT STAGING OF CHESS

IRVINE, Calif. (October 16, 2017) – UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama opens its 2017 – 18 season with a concert staging of the musical Chess, a complex exploration of strategy and love set at the intersection of US – Russia political relations. With music by ABBA’s Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus and lyrics by Tim Rice, Chess premiered in 1986 telling the story of a match between an American Grandmaster (loosely based on the life of Bobby Fischer) and his Soviet rival, and was generally seen as a metaphor for the Cold War politics of the day. This is the first show in a season themed “The Business of Politics/The Politics of Business,” which takes a look at the shady underbelly of capitalism.

Preview: Aztlán to Magulandia: The Journey of Chicano Artist Gilbert "Magu" Luján

Enjoy this preview of the art exhibition Aztlán to Magulandia: The Journey of Chicano Artist Gilbert "Magu" Luján featuring Stephen Barker, Dean of the Claire Trevor School of the Arts; Hal Glicksman, co-curator; Rhea Anastas, co-curator; and Naiche Luján, Magu's son and respresentative for the estate of Gilbert "Magu" Luján.

Film by Will Yang.
Artwork used with permission from the estate of Gilbert "Magu" Luján.

This exhibition has been made possible by the generous support of The Getty Foundation as part of the Getty Museum's Pacific Standard Time: Los Angeles/Latin America (LA/LA) exhibition.

"Schmitt, You and Me" by Omar Mismar

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UC IRVINE’S CLAIRE TREVOR SCHOOL OF THE ARTS PRESENTS SCHMITT, YOU AND ME BY OMAR MISMAR

IRVINE, Calif. (October 3, 2017) – UC Irvine’s Room Gallery is proud to present Omar Mismar’s video installation Schmitt, You and Me as part of the UAG’s Emerging Artist Series, curated by Juli Carson and presented in the Room Gallery..

Opening celebration for PST: LA/LA exhibition Aztlán to Magulandia: The Journey of Chicano Artist Gilbert “Magu” Luján at UCI

 

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Opening celebration for PST: LA/LA exhibition Aztlán to Magulandia:
The Journey of Chicano Artist Gilbert “Magu” Luján
at UCI

EVENT:
Celebration for the opening of Aztlán to Magulandia: The Journey of Chicano Artist Gilbert “Magu” Luján exhibition, part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA Initiative. Guests will be able to view the exhibitions in the CAC Gallery and UAG Gallery as well as enjoy live entertainment and activities for all ages. Actor and art aficionado, Cheech Marin, will make an appearance and say a few words about his friend Magu.

UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts Hosts Applied Improvisation Network World Conference

UC IRVINE’S CLAIRE TREVOR SCHOOL OF THE ARTS HOSTS APPLIED IMPROVISATION NETWORK WORLD CONFERENCE

“Ride the Wave: Applying Improvisation in a Changing World” on August 24-27, 2017

IRVINE, Calif.  (July 20, 2017) -- UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) welcomes the Applied Improvisation Network (AIN) for their 15th annual 4-day international convening, the AIN World Conference 2017 – Southern California on August 24-27, 2017. Applied Improvisation Practitioners from around the world will be coming to learn, share, and network with the goal of applying improvisational principles from theater, music, and dance to specific niches including:

University Art Gallery Catalogues for sale online!

The University Art Gallery (UAG) is now offering a collection of catalogues for sale though its website. The collection currently includes Ed Moses: Cross-Section (2015) and will feature the upcoming Aztlán to Magulandia: The Journey of Chicano Artist Gilbert ‘Magu’ Luján (2017) this Fall.

 

UCI DRAMA CLOSES OUT ITS SEASON WITH A WITTY AND WHIMSICAL AVENUE Q

UCI DRAMA CLOSES OUT ITS SEASON WITH A WITTY AND WHIMSICAL AVENUE Q

Bigger Than Music, UCI Symphony Orchestra’s Adoption Of Santa Ana High School Orchestra Uses Music to Value and Catalyze Youth

BIGGER THAN MUSIC, UC IRVINE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA’S ADOPTION OF SANTA ANA HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA USES MUSIC TO VALUE AND CATALYZE YOUTH

IRVINE, Calif., (May 8, 2017) – “This collaboration has never been about developing musicians, it has always been about developing young people who have been valued and encouraged in a way that they can now see themselves going to college, continuing their education and taking advantage of opportunities. Music is how we are connecting with them, but this is bigger than music,” said Maestro Stephen Tucker, conductor of the UC Irvine (UCI) Claire Trevor School of the Arts Symphony Orchestra.

Five years into an adoption of the Santa Ana High School (SAHS) symphony orchestra, the UCI Music Department is flooding the SAHS students and teachers with opportunities to learn and grow through music. The emphasis remains the same, youth development, exposing them to college and career pathways, and using music as the tool.

iRev's Comedy Festival Offers Over 51 Free Workshops and Expands with Improvisation Symposium

FREE COMEDY FESTIVAL EXPANDS WITH IMPROVISATION SYMPOSIUM AT UC IRVINE’S CLAIRE TREVOR SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

All welcome to over 51 Free Workshops & Performances May 10-13

IRVINE, Calif.  (May 1, 2017) – UCI's Improv Revolution (iRev) will produce The Coup de Comedy Festival 2017, a celebration of improvisation and comedy.  iRev is an improvisational ensemble composed of undergraduate students from UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA). This epic 4-day festival brings the best shows, panels, and workshops to the UC Irvine campus and community for FREE. This year’s festival will be May 10-13, 2017 in the Little Theatre, Nixon Theatre, Winifred Smith Hall, Experimental Media Performance Lab (xMPL), Claire Trevor Theatre, and other workshop spaces at CTSA.

Arts and Engineering Students Place Fourth in Prestigious National Contest

Arts and Engineering Students Place Fourth in Prestigious National Contest

Team Focuses on Environmental Sustainability and 3D Printing

Irvine, Calif. (April 24, 2017) – A group of undergraduate students from the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and the Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) participated in the TCU Richards Barrentine Values and Ventures® Competition taking a fourth place honorable mention and $2,500 prize out of 56 competing teams. The annual competition is a unique opportunity for undergraduate students from around the world to pitch plans for businesses, products or services that make a profit while also benefiting the environment, the community, or a particular population. The competition is held at Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth, Texas and presented by the Neeley Entrepreneurship Center.

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