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 2016 Contemporary Dance

(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.)

Jessica Lang Dance

Performance – Friday, February 19, 2016 @ 8pm

Akram Kahn & Israel Galvan
– “Torobaka”

Performance – Tuesday, March 15, 2016 @ 8pm

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Performance – Thursday, April 28, 2016 @ 8pm


Performance – Saturday, May 14, 2016 @ 8pm


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