Planet Hip Hop Festival Concert
Opening Reception: A World of Dreams—New Landscape Paintings by Tula Telfair
LeeSaar The Company: Princess Crocodile
Malavika Sarukkai: Rasamanjari
The Builders Association – Sontag: Reborn
Vijay Iyer Trio
Studio Performance: Fleur D'Orange—Hind Benali, Artistic Director
 Fall Faculty Dance Concert: To Not Forget Crimea—Uncertain Quiet
Hkeelee (Talk to Me)
Riffat Sultana and Party
Calefax Reed Quintet
Compagnie Marie Chouinard
Tari Aceh! Music and Dance from Northern Sumatra
The Nile Project

Planet Hip Hop Festival Concert

Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 9:00 PM
Fayerweather Beckham Hall

Afternoon workshops and evening performances by international Muslim women in hip hop, including London's spoken-word duo Poetic Pilgrimage, the U.S. debut of Montreal-based Algerian singer-songwriter and rapper Meryem Saci (pictured) as a solo artist, and the New England debut of Washington, D.C.-based and Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter, poet, and emcee Maimouna Youssef a.k.a. Mumu Fresh as a solo artist.

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Opening Reception: A World of Dreams—New Landscape Paintings by Tula Telfair

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 5:00 PM
Main Gallery, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

The exhibition includes new large-scale paintings in which Professor of Art Tula Telfair presents monumental landscapes and epic-scale vistas that are simultaneously awe-inspiring and intimate.

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LeeSaar The Company: Princess Crocodile

Friday, September 19, 2014 at 8:00 PM
CFA Theater

“In its emotional nakedness, free-associative logic, and frank sensuality, the work of the Israeli-born couple Lee Sher and Saar Harari is inventive and arresting.”
—The New Yorker

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Malavika Sarukkai: Rasamanjari

Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 3:00 PM
Crowell Concert Hall

Acclaimed dancer Malavika Sarukkai presents the New England premiere of Rasamanjari, a celebration of the classical dance language of India, as the conclusion of the 38th annual Navaratri Festival.

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The Builders Association – Sontag: Reborn

Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 8:00 PM
CFA Theater

“A spellbinding x-ray of a writer’s psyche” (The New York Times) explores the private life, loves, and idiosyncrasies of Susan Sontag in the Connecticut premiere of this solo show.

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Vijay Iyer Trio

Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Crowell Concert Hall

A “distinctive redefinition of the jazz piano trio” (JazzTimes) by pianist Vijay Iyer, with bassist Stephan Crump and drummer Tyshawn Sorey MA '11.

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Studio Performance: Fleur D'Orange—Hind Benali, Artistic Director

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 4:30 PM
Cross Street Dance Studio

Moroccan choreographer/dancer Hind Benali presents a studio showing and talks about her dramatic movement work exploring culture and religion.

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Fall Faculty Dance Concert: To Not Forget Crimea—Uncertain Quiet

Friday, October 24, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Memorial Chapel

The premiere performance of To Not Forget Crimea: Uncertain Quiet by Associate Professor of Dance Katja Kolcio in response to recent political changes in Crimea.

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Hkeelee (Talk to Me)

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 7:00 PM
CFA Hall

A solo performance by Lebanese American writer, actress, and teaching artist Leila Buck ’99 that explores family, memory, and politics.

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Riffat Sultana and Party

Friday, November 7, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Crowell Concert Hall

The New England debut of Sufi singer Riffat Sultana and Party. Her divinely soulful voice evokes her musical ancestry, blending Indian and Pakistani influences with guitar, tabla, dhol, bansuri, and harmonium.

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Calefax Reed Quintet

Friday, January 30, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Crowell Concert Hall

Amsterdam’s Calefax Reed Quintet breathes new life into classical chamber music arranged for oboe, clarinet, sax, bass clarinet, and bassoon.

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Compagnie Marie Chouinard

Friday, February 6, 2015 at 8:00 PM
CFA Theater

Montreal’s Compagnie Marie Chouinard returns to Wesleyan with two new dance works, described as “a hurricane of unbridled imaginativeness” (The New York Times)

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Tari Aceh! Music and Dance from Northern Sumatra

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Crowell Concert Hall

Connecticut premiere by nine female traditional Acehnese dancers featuring songs and body percussion from the Indonesian island of Sumatra.

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The Nile Project

Friday, April 10, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Crowell Concert Hall

The dozen musicians in The Nile Project perform “joyous and even raucous” (NPR Music) songs from traditions of Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan, and Uganda in this Connecticut premiere.

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Opening Reception: A World of Dreams—New Landscape Paintings by Tula Telfair
Opening Reception: A World of Dreams—New Landscape Paintings by Tula Telfair
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 5:00 PM
Main Gallery, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
The exhibition includes new large-scale paintings in which Professor of Art Tula Telfair presents monumental landscapes and epic-scale vistas that are simultaneously awe-inspiring and intimate.
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Women’s Voices, Verbal Ability, and Symbolic Power: The Case of Moroccan Shikhat
Women’s Voices, Verbal Ability, and Symbolic Power: The Case of Moroccan Shikhat
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 4:15 PM
Daltry Room (Music Rehearsal Hall 003)
Alessandra Ciucci analyzes a wedding celebration in Morocco to determine the role(s) of the shikhat, a class of professional female singer-dancers.
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Yiddish Foodways
Yiddish Foodways
Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 4:00 PM
World Music Hall
A lecture and workshop on Jewish food traditions by culinary ethnographer Eve Jochnowitz.
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Panel Discussion: Gender, Islam, and the 'Muslim Problem'
Panel Discussion: Gender, Islam, and the 'Muslim Problem'
Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 7:00 PM
CFA Hall
Organized and moderated by Professor of Religion Peter Gottschalk, this panel will include Associate Professor of French and Letters Typhaine Leservot, Lebanese American writer, performer, and teaching artist Leila Buck ’99 (pictured), Dr. M. Saud Anwar, mayor of South Windsor, Connecticut, and Aida Mansoor, president of the Muslim Coalition of Connecticut.
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A World of Arts in the Heart of Connecticut