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UCI Libraries to host talk, reception launching fall exhibit on dancer Donald McKayle

November 1, 2018

EVENT: The UCI Libraries will kick off its fall exhibit, “Donald McKayle: Dancing for All Time,” with an opening night presentation and reception. The exhibit highlights the life and legacy of the late Donald McKayle, named by the Library of Congress and the Dance Heritage Coalition as “one of America’s irreplaceable dance treasures.” The performer, choreographer and activist was also the longtime Claire Trevor Professor of Dance at UCI.

WHEN/WHERE:5:30-7:45 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, in the Crystal Cove Auditorium at the UCI Student Center(bldg. 113, grid E8 on campus map: https://communications.uci.edu/documents/pdf/UCI_16_map_campus_core.pdf) and at Langson Library (bldg. 102, grid F9 on campus map)

INFORMATION: The event is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the Student Center Parking Structure (grid D9 on campus map) for $10. Media planning to attend should contact Charla Batey at 949-824-4658 or cbatey@uci.edu. Parking is free for media who RSVP in advance.

HIGHLIGHTS: 5:30-6:45 p.m. Discussion by Dennis Nahat, producing manager of The Donald McKayle Legacy and founder/president of Theatre Ventures International, and Debbie Blunden-Diggs, artistic director of the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, moderated by Jennifer Fisher, UCI associate professor of dance, in the Crystal Cove Auditorium

6:45-7:45 p.m. Reception (with wine and appetizers) and exhibit viewing in the Roger C. Holden Faculty & Graduate Student Reading Room and the Muriel Ansley Reynolds Gallery at Langson Library

BACKGROUND:Sponsored by the Partners of the UCI Libraries, the discussion is produced in consultation with Lea Vivante McKayle, artistic director/executor of The Donald McKayle Legacy. The exhibit will be on display through February. For more information about UCI Libraries exhibits, visit https://www.lib.uci.edu/exhibits.