e Lunch Performance g

The Dance Department is proud to present faculty-mentored undergraduate creative projects that feature movement-based research. Dance artists share their ideas through live performance and discussion. These new works demonstrate the ability to allow inspiration and creativity to flow between research, rehearsal and the stage. We hope you will enjoy the show!

Time: 12:20 – 1:20 p.m.
Location: William Gillespie Performance Studio 1100

A Study in Improvisation

Alexandra “Lexi” Viernes

Faculty Mentor: Lisa Naugle

Visual/Oral presentation: PowerPoint and Video

1361: A B.F.A. Thesis Concert

Shannon Willard

Faculty Mentor: Loretta Livingston

Title: “...but to no avail”

Choreographer: Shannon Willard

Music: “Grief Point” by Destroyer

Dancer: Bret Yamanaka

Let’s Dance About Social Injustice

Amy Schönheit

Faculty Mentor: Sheron Wray

Screen Dance Presentation

Bare Bones Dance Theatre

Faculty Mentor: Diane Diefenderfer

Title: “the moments before now”

Choreographer: Ashley LaRosa

Music: “A House is Not a Home” by Luther Vandross

Dancers: Mari Brown, Cierra Crowley, Caitlin Hicks, Tracy Shen

The Impact of Dance as a Means of Global Service and Cross-Cultural Exchange

Jazmine Curie, Elizabeth Tuttle, Natalie Matsuura, Janine Montag, Shirine Rehmani

Faculty Mentor: Lisa Naugle

PowerPoint Presentation

I Open

Caitlin Hicks

Faculty Mentor: Loretta Livingston

Title: “Trestle”

Music: “Mightier than the Sword” by the Myna Birds

Choreography: Caitlin Hicks

Dancers: Cierra Crowley, Ashley LaRosa

Dance Therapy and Education in Israel

Julienne Mackey

Faculty Mentor: Lisa Naugle

An Oral/Visual Presentation

A Place of Thought: Eventually, Everything Connects

Andrea Ordaz

Faculty Mentor: Loretta Livingston

Title: “Jaded”

Choreographer: Andrea Ordaz

Music: “Happiness Does Not Wait” by Olafur Arnalds

Dancer: Jade Cole

Beauty, Language and Emotions: A BFA/CHP Thesis Dance Concert

Shirine Rehmani, Erin O’Connell, Natalie Matsuura

Faculty Mentors: Loretta Livingston, Diane Diefenderfer

Title: “It Hurts to Become”

Choreographer: Shirine Rehmani

Music: “Black Flies” by Ben Howard

Dancers: Olivia Reidy and Keira Whitaker

Excerpt from Senior Thesis Concert

Cierra Crowley

Faculty Mentor: Loretta Livingston

Title: “Forever Swept”

Choreographer: Cierra Crowley

Music: “The District Sleeps Alone Tonight,” by Birdy

Dancers: Mari Brown, Ashley LaRosa, Tracy Shen

Donald Mckayle’s UCI Etude Ensemble

Faculty Mentor: Donald McKayle

Title: Angelitos Negros”

Choreographer: Donald McKayle

Music:Angelitos Negros” by Roberta Flack; Lyrics by Andrés Eloy Blanco

Dancer: Natalie Matsuura

My Home / 我的家

Angus Wu

Faculty Mentor: Loretta Livingston

Title: “Scaffolding”

Music: Orchestral Suite No.3 in D Major, BWV 1068: II. Air, by J.S. Bach, Performed by Yo-Yo Ma and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Ton Koopman

Choreographer: Ho Ming “Angus” Wu

Dancers: Katrine Dailey, Breanna Rathbun, Miku Yoshida, Maketa Daniels, Erick Espino, Carl Cubero, Julienne Mackey

Synthesizing Dance and becoming a Success

Ashley LaRosa

Faculty Mentors: Lisa Naugle and Molly Lynch

Title: “relevant to you”

Choreographer: Ashley LaRosa

Music: “I See Fire” by Jasmine Thompson

Dancers: Megumi Iwama and Chiaki Takebayashi


Lani Yamanaka

Faculty Mentor: Loretta Livingston

Title: “Lucidity”

Choreography: Lani Yamanaka

Music: “I Corrupt” by Hayden Calnin

Dancer: Cierra Crowley


Raymond Naval

Faculty Mentor: Sheron Wray

Title: “For you”

Music: “This Woman’s Work,” by Maxwell

Choreographer: Raymond Naval

Dancers: Caitlin Hicks and Tracy Shen