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Spring Forward 2022: Luaʻi 

Original Dance Making by UCR Choreography Students

Toni Pasion

Dance Lecturer and Artistic Director

Luaʻi in the Hawaiian language translates to a volcanic eruption. As the culmination of Dance 115: Dance as Political Activation, students present original solo and collaborative works reflecting and processing the latent truths that lie within the body-vessel, their processes of bringing them to light, and visions for possibility. The works explore identity politics, re-connection, and visions for the future.

Employing tools of imagination, memory, voice, sound, silence, and movement to shift energy, the artists envision what an ecologically conscious way-of-being looks and feels like, as the creation of new land that follows the eruption.

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Dance makers:

Dexter Amande, Sooyoung Laura Choi, Geneva Hawrylew, Bianca Hinojosa, Britney Huynh, Tyra Logan, Susana Saldivar, Jodi Wong, Sandy Yang

Multi-Day Event Schedule

Live performances:

Wednesday 5/25/2022

1:00-2:30 PM & 7:00-8:30PM


Thursday 5/26/2022



Location: ARTS 100

Format: In-person

Registration: Register in advance.

Free and open to the public


Artist Talk:

Wednesday, 6/1/2022 (hybrid format)

Time: 1:20-2:20PM PST

Location: ARTS 100 & Zoom

In-person registration: Register in advance.

Zoom registration: Register in advance.

Free and open to the public



Parking is complimentary to guests who register for the event. Once registration is complete, a link and access code to reserve parking will be sent to guest the day before the event.





From May 30 through June 13, face coverings will be required in indoor spaces on campus and in university owned or operated venues.  

Audience and cast members must report COVID test results, symptoms, or exposure through the online COVID Screening Check and should remain at home if they are sick.

All in-person events are subject to change based on COVID-19 protocols set forth by UC Riverside campus leadership.

Performers are unmasked during performances.

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