"Doing 40 Dances" at xMPL


People who would like to live-stream this Friday's performance of "Doing 40 Dances" at 8PM may do so at this link.


March 12, 2020

Dear All,

In an effort to comply with the new rules on gatherings on the UCI campus advanced by the Chancellor, we are proposing to shift the Friday night performance of "Doing 40 Dances" to a live-streaming format.
There will be no performances open to the public, but the performers will nevertheless go on with the show.

You will soon receive a follow-up email with the link and instructions for watching "Doing 40 Dances" via live-streaming at 8PM on Friday, March 13.

There will be no Saturday evening performance.

Note also that "The Pronouns": A Symposium has been postponed to a later date.  We will send updates as soon as a new date has been determined.

We greatly appreciate your patronage and hope to see you in person at one of our events later in the year.  Stay well!


Carrie Noland
Director, International Center for Writing and Translation


Two dance performances based on "The Pronouns: A Collection of 40 Dances for the Dancers" written by Jackson Mac Low. Directed and choreographed by Clarinda Mac Low.

In 1964 Jackson Mac Low (1922-2004)--a friend and colleague of John Cage often associated with Fluxus--created a set of performance instruction poems that were interpreted by fellow artists who were dancers and performers. His daughter Clarinda Mac Low brings "The Pronouns" to life in collaboration with the UCI community in an exclusive engagement.

Organized by Carrie Noland. Co-organized by Simon Leung and Lisa Naugle.
Co-sponsored by Illuminations and the Claire Trevor School of the Arts.

The cast includes a wide variety of UCI students, faculty, staff, and guest artists from the United States, France, and Belgium. 

Click here to RSVP for "Doing 40 Dances" on Friday, March 13th at 8PM
Click here to RSVP for "Doing 40 Dances" on Saturday, March 14th at 8PM
Click here to RSVP for "The Pronouns": A Symposium on Saturday, March 14 at 9AM