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Summer Arts Camp Starts June 13


UCR's Annual Summer Arts Program Starts June 13

Registration deadline for the Gluck Summer Camp for the Arts is May 1.

(March 18, 2011)

Dance students at 2010 Gluck Summer CampEnlarge

Dance students at 2010 Gluck Summer Camp

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Caribbean dance, electronic music and photography are among the classes offered in the sixth annual UC Riverside Gluck Summer Camp for the Arts. The arts program for teens ages 14 through 19 will be held at UCR on weekdays June 13-21.

The program is free, but applications are required. Participants provide their own lunches and transportation. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. May 1. Applications may be downloaded at gluckprogram.ucr.edu. Students may enroll for more than one class, space permitting. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by e-mail or letter on May 17.

In addition to dance, electronic music and photography, camp classes will include drawing and rock music. The theme of this year’s summer program is “Incite/Excite.”

Gluck Summer Camp for the Arts offers the free workshops through UCR’s departments of Art, Dance and Music. Each workshop will be taught by a graduate fellow in the Gluck Fellows Program of the Arts, a program funded by the Maxwell H. Gluck Foundation.

The workshops available for the 2011 summer camp are:

Caribbean Grooves, taught by Adanna Jones, graduate fellow in dance – The class will introduce students to various dance forms and rhythms of Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Trinidad, Cuba, and others through the language of movement, from the salsa to the merengue, to dancehall, to carnival, and back to la rumba. All levels of dance experience are welcome. Jones is a Ph.D. student in critical dance studies at UCR, with focus on Caribbean dance cultures. She has performed in professional dance companies based in NYC, including Julia Ritter Performance groups and Souloworks.

Drawing With Your Eyes Closed (and other adventures in mark-making and art-making), taught by Zachary Leener, graduate fellow in art – Through the course of six activities, ranging from “classical radical” still life to abstraction, students will explore their creativity. Leener is a graduate visual art M.F.A. candidate, where he makes drawings, sculptures, videos, books and photographs.

Music! Music! Music! Theory, Performance and the Popular Music Canon, taught by Robert Winokur, graduate fellow in music - Students will learn the ingredients of music through performance and listening to pop/rock tunes of the 1950s and later. Students will have the opportunity to try out different musical instruments and perform music in different size groups and in different roles. No experience required. Winokur is a performing musician and composer pursuing a Ph.D. in music composition. Four of his compositions – for chamber orchestra, piano and string quartet, string quartet, and large orchestra – have premiered at UCR.

Printing Your Environment: Sun prints and Fundamental Photography, taught by Rachel Bank, graduate fellow in art – Campers will be introduced to materials and techniques that were fundamental in building the medium of photography into what it is today. They will construct books and end the summer session with their own book of cyanotype sun prints. Bank is working on her M.A. in visual art and has worked as a teacher and artist.

Musical Games and Live Electronics, taught by Jason F. Heath, graduate fellow in music – Students will explore a variety of experimental music technologies, creating, recording, and controlling original sounds. Using simple instruments, small recording devices, Wii remotes, sensors, and other controls, participants will create new musical sounds and control them live as a collaborative ensemble. No musical experience is necessary. Heath is a Los Angeles-based composer and interactive media artist who composes music for films and documentaries as well as art music for mixed media and chamber ensembles of various instrumentations. He is associate director of the UCR Experimental Acoustic Research Studio.

For more information contact Christine Leapman, Gluck Program coordinator, at (951) 827-5739 or christine.leapman@ucr.edu.

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