Physical Graffiti

Now that spring quarter has sprung, UC Irvine's dance department brings its annual Physical Graffiti production to life on the Claire Trevor Theatre stage, only instead of seasoned faculty members engineering the choreography, undergraduate students are handed the chance to step up and showcase their original dance routines. With a colorful display of pirouettes, gestures, and flowing movements, these students prove that dance is beautiful, albeit serious work, and could quite possibly be among the future's leading dance choreographers to bring new visions to repertory dance companies all over the world. But for now, see them in their early prime, dancing along to gorgeous art direction by Loretta Livingston.

Thu., April 30, 8 p.m.; Fri., May 1, 8 p.m.; Sat., May 2, 2 p.m., 2015

Aimee Murillo is calendar editor and frequently covers the Orange County DIY music scene, film, arts, Latino culture and currently pens the long-running column Trendzilla. Born, raised, and based in Santa Ana, she loves bad movies, punk shows, raising her plants, eating tacos, Selena, and puns.