Multicultural

Multicultural Spring

Multicultural Spring

Multicultural Spring

Multicultural Spring

Multicultural Spring

Multicultural Spring

Multicultural Spring

Multicultural Spring

Multicultural Spring

Multicultural Spring

Multicultural Spring

Multicultural Spring

Multicultural Spring

Multicultural Spring

Multicultural Spring

Multicultural Spring

 

Multicultural Spring

Multicultural Spring truly reflects UCIrvine's geographic, demographic and cultural uniqueness. Located in the intensely multicultural bi-county amalgamation of Los Angeles - Orange County, on the Pacific Rim and just ninety minutes from the country's southern border, UCIrvine is ideally positioned for the creation and study of international and multicultural performance.

From April through early June, therefore, UCIrvine's Drama Department invites artists and scholars from varied cultural and national backgrounds to conduct workshops and master classes, to lecture, and to participate in wide-ranging seminars and conferences. Spring is the season to celebrate the blooming of multiculturalism!

Professor Daphne Pi-Wei Lei
Director

Here are some highlights for 2016:

Master class and performance with Ting-Ting Chang and Dancers
Taiko master class with Shih-Wei Wu
Queer of Color Festival (Karen Anzoategui, Genevive Jessee McCall and others)
Veteran Theatre: Patrick Castaneda and Tony LoBue
Bharata Natyam master class with Shaly Vijayan     
Manipuri Dance master class with Sohini Ray

 
Ting-Ting Chang teaches Chinese ribbon dance Willie Shih-Wei Wu demonstrates Taiko drumming

Here are some highlights for 2015:

Chinese opera master class with Zhaogan Li and Henry Chang (Chinese Kwun Opera Society)    
Bharata Natyam master class with Ramya Harishanka
Indonesian Dance master class with Sri Susilowati
Theatre Therapy with Don Lafoon

 
Students try on different role types with costumes Kun opera artist Zhaogan Li demonstrates female role movements

Here are some highlights for 2014:

Chinese opera master class with Zhaogan Li and Henry Chang (Chinese Kwun Opera Society)    
Latina Theatre with Sara Guerrero
Korean Dance with Mihwa Koo
Chicano Theatre
Indonesian Dance master class with Sri Susilowati   
Manipuri Dance master class and performance with Sohini Ray

Kun opera artist Zhaogan Li teaches the art of female impersonation

 

Here are some highlights for 2013:

Poetry, Storytelling and Blind Aesthetics with Lynn Manning
Theatre Therapy workshop with Don Lafoon
Manipuri Dance performance and workshop with Sohini Ray
Dance with Autism Lecture with Andrew Palermo
Javanese Dance master class with Sri Susilwati
Thai Lanna Dance performance and workshop with Waewdow Sirisook
Butoh workshop with Michael Sakamoto
Deaf Theatre workshop with Jaye Austin Williams
Latina Theatre lecture and performance with Elizabeth Szekeresh and Sara Guerrero
Chicano Theatre lecture with Patrice Amon and Leticia Garcia

Lynn Manning performs excerpt from WeightsWaewdao Sirisook performs Lanna Dream

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some highlights for 2012:

Jiangsu Kun Opera Company from China
Hip Pop Theatre by Rickerby Hinds
Disable and Deaf Theatre by Jaye Williams
Bharata Natyam master class and performance by Ramya Harishankar
Bollywood dance class with Reetu Patel
Bharata Natyam Master Class and Performance by Shaly Vijayen from India
Latino and Community Based theatre by Michael John Garces
Indonesian dance class with Sri Susilowati

Ramya Harishankar teaches Bharata Natyam

Shi Xiaomei, national first class performer from China, demonstrates male character type in Kun opera
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some highlights for 2011:

Moro-Moro lecture and workshop by Nenita Domingo
Manipuri dance workshop with Sohini Ray
Bharata Natyam master class and performance by Ramya Harishankar
Passages: for Lee Ping To—presentation by Lenora Lee
Bollywood dance class with Reetu Patel
Classical Chinese dance lecture & Ribbon dance workshop by Szu-Ching Chang
Nihon Buyo and Kabuki workshop by Kirk Kanesaka
Indonesian dance class with Sri Susilowati

Here are some highlights for 2010:

Kabuki workshop and performance by Kirk Kanesaka
Butoh workshop with Michael Sakamoto
Bharata Natyam master class and performance by Ramya Harishankar
Bollywood dance class with Reetu Patel
Indonesian dance class with Sri Susilowati
Classical Japanese music with Kojiro Umezaki
Manipuri dance workshop with Sohini  Ray
Lecture on Taiwan modern dance by Yatin Lin

Kabuki workshop and performance by Kirk Kanesaka

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ramya Harishankar demonstrates Bhrata NatyamRamya Harishankar demonstrates Bhrata Natyam
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sohini Ray teaches students dance in traditional Manipuri costume

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some highlights for 2009:

Chinese Martial Class with Master Hu Jianqiang
Workshop with Herbert Siguenza (Culture Clash)
Chinese Dance Class by Szu-Ching Chang
Indonesian Dance Class with Sri Susilowati
Zen and Butoh Movement Workshop with Michael Sakamoto
"Spirit of the New World" (Performance)
"Pageantry" (Performance by Susilowati and Uyehara)
Kun Opera Workshop and Performance
Workshop with Denise Uyehara

 Daphne Lei and UCI Drama studentsUCI Drama students dance as Flower Spirit in Kun Opera, The Peony Pavilion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some highlights for 2008:

Beijing Opera Performance by Mei Lanfang Beijing Opera Troupe
Chinese Martial Art Mater Class by Master Hu Jianqiang
Workshop with Denise Uyehara (performance artist and writer)
Bharata Natyam Master Class and Performance by Shaly Vijayen
Chinese Dance Workshop by Ting-Ting Chang
Asian American Theatre Symposium with Peter Kuo, Dom Magwili and Sachiko

 Beijing Opera makeup workshop with Mei Lanfang Beijing Opera Troupe The Crossroad, performed by Mei Lanfang Beijing Opera Troupe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shaly Vijayen performs Bharata Natyam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some highlights for 2007:

Chinese Opera (kunqu) Master class by Madame Hua Wenyi
Chinese Opera (Beijing opera) Master Class by Mr. Jimmy Su
Bharata Natyam Master Class and Performance by Shaly Vijayen
Lecture by Contemporary Legend (intercultural performance group from Taiwan)
Lecture by Denise Uyehara (performance artist and writer)

 Contemporary Legend (Taiwan)