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iTMOi’ explores through movement and sound the creation of “The Rite of Spring.” (Jean-Louis Fernandez/photo)

Mondavi’s dance coup

The Akram Khan Company performed its newest theatre/dance piece, “iTMOi,” in Moscow at the start of October. At the end of the month it will be on stage in Montreal. In between the company will give the only U.S. performance, and that will be at the University of California, Davis.

“iTMOi” (“In the Mind of Igor”) imagines through movement, music, sets and lighting the creative journey Igor Stravinsky might have taken in composing “The Rite of Spring,” one of the monumental artistic accomplishments of the 20th century.

Bringing the piece to the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Oct. 24 was also a monumental undertaking and underscores the center’s cultural impact on the region.


[more on the Akram Khan performance…]


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New grant aims to build global food security through produce research

A new $18.75 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development will boost international fruit and vegetable research led by the University of California, Davis. The award extends for five more years a research program established at UC Davis in 2009 as the Horticulture Collaborative…

To save the birds, look to the fish

Western grebe eating a fish

Birds that dive for fish while wintering in the Salish Sea, located between British Columbia and Washington, are more likely to be in decline than nondiving birds with less specialized diets, according to a study led by the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California,…

Engineers develop breath-test device for dolphin health

Dolphin in water

More than just "fish breath": Engineers at the University of California, Davis, have developed a new device for collecting dolphin breath for analysis, which could make it easier to check the marine animals' health and be used in studying dolphin biology and medicine as well as in wildlife…

After the crash: Butterflies rely on connections amid changing climate

Butterfly on rock

Butterflies in Canadian mountain meadows rebounded after a severe population crash. Why? It’s all about connections, found a study by the University of California, Davis, in collaboration with Western University in Ontario, Canada, and other North American institutions. The alpine butterfly…

UC Davis names chief financial officer

Portrait of Dave Lawlor

University of California, Davis, Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi today (Oct. 14) named Dave Lawlor as vice chancellor of Finance and Resource Management, and chief financial officer. Lawlor has held a senior finance post at George Washington University in the nation’s capital for the last seven…

Interdisciplinary Institute for Social Sciences to tap new potential of researchers

The new Institute for Social Sciences at the University of California, Davis, will promote interdisciplinary research in the social sciences to address challenges within a rapidly changing society. UC Davis announced creation of the institute and appointment of a UC Davis professor as director…