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Gluck Day of the Arts

UCR Presents Annual Spring Gluck Day of the Arts

Students from four elementary schools in Moreno Valley and Jurupa will participate in arts workshops on April 30.

(April 16, 2010)

Elementary school students learn choreography in a previous Gluck Day of the Arts.Enlarge

Elementary school students learn choreography in a previous Gluck Day of the Arts.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Two hundred elementary school children and their teachers from the Moreno Valley Unified and Jurupa Unified school districts will participate in the annual spring Gluck Day of the Arts at the University of California, Riverside on Friday, April 30.

Students from TownGate and Seneca schools in Moreno Valley and Granite Hill and Mission Bell schools in the Jurupa district will spend the day watching performances and participating in arts workshops with graduate fellows from the Gluck Fellows Program of the Arts. They also will play theater games with award-winning movie director Bala Rajasekharuni (“Blind Ambition” and “Green Card Fever”), experience a participatory introduction to the orchestra with UCR orchestral conductor Ruth Charloff, enjoy a new piece of choreography performed by the Gluck Contemporary Dance Ensemble before talking with the dancer/choreographers, and attend a lecture/demonstration celebrating the beauty and passion of flamenco music by guitarist and ethnomusicologist Josh Brown.

The Maxwell H. Gluck Foundation has funded the Gluck Fellows Program of the Arts at UC Riverside since 1996. The Gluck Fellows Program at UCR is one of three major arts outreach programs the Gluck Foundation funds in the United States. The other two are conducted by The Julliard School and UCLA.

The Gluck Fellows Program of the Arts is the premier arts outreach program at UCR and is directed by UCR dance professor Susan Rose. The program sends university graduate and undergraduate students and performing ensembles from the departments of Art, Creative Writing, Dance, History of Art, Music and Theatre into the community to provide free arts-in-education experiences to schools and other community sites.

The University of California, Riverside ( is a doctoral research university, a living laboratory for groundbreaking exploration of issues critical to Inland Southern California, the state and communities around the world. Reflecting California's diverse culture, UCR's enrollment has exceeded 21,000 students. The campus opened a medical school in 2013 and has reached the heart of the Coachella Valley by way of the UCR Palm Desert Center. The campus has an annual statewide economic impact of more than $1 billion.

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