UCR Department of Dance
UCR is Dancing 2020
An annual showcase of new ideas and experiments in original dance making by UCR undergraduate dance majors.
Luis Lara Malvacías, Artistic Director
Dance makers include aná, Daniel Aldrin Rubiano, Gwen Benitez, Angelica Bursey, Rebecca Gomez, and Silvanna Urias Torres
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March 5-7, 2020
March 5 & 6, Thursday & Friday, 8:00 P.M.
March 7, Saturday, 2:00 P.M.
Under the artistic direction of Assistant Professor Luis Lara Malvacías, UCR is Dancing makes its highly anticipated return to the University Theatre this March with original works by seven undergraduate dance majors. This production is the culmination of five quarters worth of rigorous study in dance composition, critical studies and movement practice courses offered within the Dance undergraduate curriculum. Utilizing various compositional tools including improvisation, partnering, variation, autobiography, energy, abstract movement vocabularies, and time and space, the choreographers allow for unique choreographic perspectives, and contexts to emerge. The works reflect a common and constant concern around the question: What am I Telling to the World? This year’s concert explores surrealist imagery, the politics and poetics of the soil and hunger, stigmas around issues of identity, narratives of hope, and collective action.
Some performances include adult subject matter.
Assistant Professor Luis Lara Malvacías’ body of work has been presented in over 25 countries worldwide. As an experimental and trans-disciplinary artist his research and process reflects his experience as part of the larger diaspora of Latinx brown queer immigrant artists. His exploration in the interaction between dance, design, new media, installations, sound, and the visual arts and looking into ideas of transformation, multiplicity, authorship and the role of the audience in dance performance, is reflected in his most recent solos, duets and group work. He continues questioning preconceived ideas of choreography and modes of production and presentation, and design and creates the costumes, props and visuals for the works. Outcome of his research in collaborative cross-cultural projects include NOT FESTIVAL - a nomadic and kaleidoscopic object, embracing multi-disciplinary ideas and global artistic collaboration- and the Institute of Global Longing. Among others, he has received funding from the MAP Rockefeller Funds, Arts International, a 3-year fellowship from the Jerome Foundation, and is the recipient of a 2006 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship for choreography. Lara Malvacías has been an Artist-in-Residence at Movement Research (1998/1999 and 2002/2003), DNA (2006), and Casita Maria (The Bronx, 2015).
Admission: $14.00 General, $10.00 students, UCR alumni cardholders, senior citizens & children.
Present a valid Student Photo ID from any school to receive the student price.
TICKETS: (951) 827-4331 University Theatre Box Office window:
Open Wed-Fri, 10:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M. and one hour before each performance.
Phone Orders and Customer Service: (951) 827-3367, Mon-Fri, 10:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M.
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Parking: $7.00 in Lot 6 – no fee with UC permit.
Information: (951) 827-3245
No Reserve Seating: Seating in some venues is limited, so arrive early for best seats.
Events begin promptly at the announced curtain time.
Latecomers will be seated at an appropriate pause in the program as designated by the management.
Please order carefully. No exchanges or refunds will be made, except in the event a performance is canceled.
Saturday, March 7 at 2:00pm to 3:30pm
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