FREE Lunar New Year celebration with Inlandia, performance by Gluck contemporary dance ensemble, Artist Ginger Galloway + arts projects

Celebrate the Lunar New Year, Running the Dragon, with Inlandia!

  • Please note the correct time for storytelling & puppets is from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Artist Ginger Galloway works in media, including painting and collage.  She is also an accomplished poet! She will be at the Riverside Art Museum teaching while working on a storyboard. 

UCR Gluck Fellow Jovana Isevski will be in the classroom creating art with visitors based off self-portraits and self-expression.

  • Location/Time: Arts Education Classroom (upstairs) from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

“The mission of the Gluck Fellows Program of the Arts at the University of California, Riverside is to create the opportunity for the broader community to benefit from the creative, performative, and the expository talents of the graduate and undergraduate students of the Departments of Art, Creative Writing for the Performing Arts, Dance, History of Art, Music, Theatre, Film and Digital Production, and UCR Arts”.

Gluck Contemporary Dance Ensemble will be performing Ladies First at 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. 

Ladies First, a hip hop piece celebrating and honoring the ladies of hip hop through the generations. Through a series of key artists and dances, this performance will take you on a journey of growing up in Hip Hop culture. Directed and Choreographed by Brandon J Aiken

Audience members will learn about dance, choreography, contemporary dance, hip hop dance, and the opportunity to pursue dance as a career. Audience members will watch a 15-minute choreographed dance and then have the opportunity to ask questions to the dancers about the piece, their artistic experiences, and much more. Audience members will also engage in interactive activities such as dance, play, and movement games. This piece is family friendly and school appropriate.

Audience members will recognize how dance is a viable source of embodied knowledge to access ways we understand our cultural, historical, and personal experiences. The audience will create alongside the performers and will evaluate their enjoyment of dance by sharing their experiences, thoughts, and reactions to the piece.

Kevin Wong is a Queer Asian-American artist from San Francisco, California with a background in experimental, contemporary, hip hop, modern, pedestrian, and Chinese dance. He has danced with STEAMROLLER, Project M, and the Flying Angels Chinese Dance Company, and produced several works with his childhood best friend Matthew Wong. His work researches ideas of intimacy, desires, and memories through improvisation scores, experimental choreographic approaches, and reactive conversations. His goal is to develop an analytical and bodily practice that cultivates a safe space for generating a deeper understanding of the self.

Brianna Bootle-Litman is a dance major, her pronouns are she/her/hers and this is her first year in the Gluck Contemporary Dance Ensemble.

Evelyn Casique is a first-year dance major. She is a self-taught dancer in hip-hop and street jazz, she has been dancing since the age of eight and is excited to be a Gluck Fellow.

Karine Cuevas (she/her) is a fourth year Public Policy and Dance double major at UC Riverside. Her research focuses are within Arts-Education, specifically bringing street-dance to public schools in her home city of Los Angeles, as a form of community building and identity exploration. She began dancing Ballet at the age of 5 through EverybodyDanceLA, a non-profit dance program. She later was introduced to Versa-Style Dance Company in 2016 and was trained in Hip Hop, Popping, House and more, through VS Next Generation and the VS Legacy performance group.

Christine Dao is a 4th year dance major and math minor, newcoming Gluck Fellow.

Samantha Leung (she/her) is a fourth year undergrad Theatre, Film, and Digital production major concentrating in Acting and Directing at UCR. She is minoring in Dance hence her interest in joining the Gluck Dance Ensemble. Her love for performing arts began to germinate in high school and prosper in college. Samantha has been dancing for as long as she can remember. From taking ballet to support her 10+ years of figure skating background, participating in high school dance shows, to learning hip hop in university, Samantha also has experience in jazz, lyrical, beginning Hula, beginning Chinese Dragon Dance, and even beginning traditional Korean dance techniques. This is Samantha’s first time participating in the Gluck Dance Ensemble and she feels very fortunate to work with such a talented and passionate group.

Mahek Jindani is a 2nd year Dance major at UCR and it is her first time participating as a Gluck Fellow. She goes by she/her pronouns.

Tia Smith is a transfer student at UCR, her style ranges from ballet, jazz, modern, and Egyptian style belly dancing.

Admission to Riverside Art Museum and The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture is free between 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. No reservations or reserved tickets needed to access both locations and exhibitions. All activities are free.

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