Contemporary Dance Immersion

The Contemporary Dance Immersion (CDI) is a partnership between UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts and the Irvine Barclay Theatre which provides an opportunity for Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Dance students and Orange County area high school students to gain insight into contemporary dance through interaction with the contemporary dance companies performing as part of the Irvine Barclay Theatre's season. The mission of Contemporary Dance Immersion is to provide students with insight and immersion into the world of dance at the highest level, to allow them to explore the mechanics, function and logistics of these touring groups, to inspire and motivate the scholars as artists and to develop their sense of aesthetics, knowledge and awareness of contemporary dance. CDI scholars receive a free ticket to the companies' performance at the Barclay and get exclusive access to the companies through lectures, master classes, backstage tours and Q&A discussions.

Irvine Barclay Theatre 2014-15 Contemporary Dance Series – 
(All performances take place at the Irvine Barclay Theatre. Activities will take place either at the Irvine Barclay theatre or at UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts.)

Performance – Wednesday, March 11, 2015 @ 8pm
Activities – Week of March 9-13, 2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE – February 27, 2015

Compagnie Kafig
Performance – Tuesday, April 7, 2015 @ 8pm
Activities – Week of April 6-10, 2015

Mark Morris Dance Group
Performance – Saturday, May 16, 2015 @ 8pm
Activities – Week of May 11-15, 2015

Applications must include:
Artist Statement – Statements should be no more than one page in length, typed, and include the student’s name, grade, GPA, school and level of experience, and should indicate which CDI opportunity you are applying to participate in, you may apply for no more than two opportunities. Applicants should consider the following: why you are applying for this opportunity, why you dance, what it means to you to dance, what is your goal in dance, why you wish to participate in your desired CDI opportunity.
One Letter of Recommendation – Letters of Recommendation should be from teachers or instructors who may speak to the student’s artistic and academic excellence, and fit for their desired CDI opportunity.

Email all application materials to no later than 4pm the day of the application deadline. Selected students will be notified no later than three days after the application deadline. Contact the Outreach Department at or 949-824-8976.

Contact the Outreach Department at or (949) 824-8976 if you have questions or would like more information about the Contemporary Dance Immersion.