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New Directions -- MFA I Student Choreographers' Showcase

plus works from our top undergraduate choreographers

Directed by Liam Clancy

@ Sheila and Hughes POTIKER Theatre

June 3 - 5


The Performance

This year’s New Directions highlights the innovative use of dance as it collides with theater. The show is a volatile mix of ensemble works that ask questions about how we engage with the world. Digital media, constructed environments, and the myths of ancient Greece intersect with solo works that are both haunting and celebratory. Please join us for a thoughtful and exciting evening of daring new work.

The Director

Liam Clancy earned his BA (’95) in Sociology with a minor in Dance from Rhode Island College and his MFA (’05) at UCLA in Choreography. He danced briefly with Elizabeth Streb’s Ringside Company participating in the PopAction National Tour (1995-96). From 1996-2002, he created and performed his own work in New York City incorporating elements of dance and theater. Since 2002 his work has been performed throughout California. Clancy is deeply interested [borrowing the borrowed words of David Shields] 'in making work that is suggestive rather than exhaustive, advances by juxtaposition or sidewinding poetic logic, makes use of other genres when they serve its purpose, sets off on an uncharted course and invites the audience’s participatory interpretation.' In 2005 he joined the faculty at UC San Diego in the department of Theatre and Dance.

The Choreographers

MFA I Student

Janet Hayatshahi
Kyle Sorensen

Undergraduate Student

Jill Gibson
Aaron Guerrero
Christine Herde
Brodie Kaster
Paul Scudder
Calvin Tsang


The Dancers

The Creative Team

Trixi Anne Agiao
Emily Aust
Julie Burelle
Lisel Gorell-Getz
Lily Kelting
Christopher James Cortez
Arthur Huang
Moae Jane Ikeda
Morgan McGreevey
Megan Robinson
Emily Tracy
Jami Yaeger


Director- Liam Clancy
Lighting Designers- Rebecca Bonebrake
- Sherrice Kelly
Sound Designers- Nick Drashner
- David Corsello
- Omar Ramos
Costume Designers- Elisa Benzoni
- Alina Bokovikova
Projection Designer- Kathryn Lieber
- Gaeun Kim
Stage Manager
- Evangeline Whitlock
Stage Manager
– Emily C. Hayes



Thu, Jun. 3, 8:00 pm   OPENING
Fri, Jun. 4, 8:00 pm    
Sat, Jun. 5, 2:00 pm   MATINEE
Sat, Jun. 5, 8:00 pm   CLOSING


Located at: Sheila and Hughes POTIKER Theatre

Open Seating -- No Reserved Seating

Parking Passes Required: Monday through Friday. Weeknight passes are $2 per vehicle from the vending machines located in the UC San Diego Theatre District/La Jolla Playhouse parking lots and entry display case. Please remember your parking space number. You will need it to purchase your parking pass.

Note: Machines take all major credit cards except Discover and when paying with cash you must use exact change, NO CHANGE GIVEN.

Parking Passes Not Required: Saturdays and Sundays


Cars without permits are subject to ticketing by UCSD Campus Police. The Theatre & Dance Department does not have the authority to waive and cannot pay parking tickets.



Advance tickets for this production are available Monday-Friday, noon to 6 pm by calling the Box Office at 858.534.4574 or in person at the Theatre District’s Central Box Office at the Sheila & Hughes Potiker Theatre. 

At-the-Door tickets, if available, can be purchased one hour before show time at the performing theatre’s box office at the Sheila & Hughes Potiker Theatre. 


General Admission


UCSD Faculty/Staff/Alumni
Association, and Seniors (over 62)


UCSD Students (with ID)



Production Photos

Photos by Manuel Rotenberg


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