Malavika Sarukkai: Rasamanjari
Artist Talk: Tula Telfair
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

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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Artist Talk: Tula Telfair

Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 2:00 PM
CFA Hall

Tula Telfair shares her private vision of the beauty and majesty of the natural world.

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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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Women's Voice in the Hasidic Community
Women's Voice in the Hasidic Community
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 4:00 PM
Music Studios Room 301
A lecture by the Director of the Yiddish Language Institute at the Yiddish Book Center Asya Vaisman Schulman.
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When You’re Home: A Look Back at the Origins of In the Heights - A Talk by Lin-Manuel Miranda
When You’re Home: A Look Back at the Origins of In the Heights - A Talk by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 7:00 PM
CFA Hall
Tony Award-winning composer/lyricist and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda ’02 speaks about the creation of the musical In The Heights during his time at Wesleyan.
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Peter Blasser: Sidrazzi Gamelan
Peter Blasser: Sidrazzi Gamelan
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 9:00 PM
World Music Hall
Through compositions and improvisations, graduate music student Peter Blasser’s ensemble will weave the sidrazzi (an electronic organ) and gamelan together.
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Colloquium: Richard Wolf—The Voice in the Drum, Creative Non-Fiction, and Ethnomusicology
Colloquium: Richard Wolf—The Voice in the Drum, Creative Non-Fiction, and Ethnomusicology
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 4:15 PM
CFA Hall

Harvard Professor of Music & South Asian Studies Richard Wolf discusses his forthcoming novel about drummers, dancers, and other participants at a Sufi shrine in Lahore, Pakistan.

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A World of Arts in the Heart of Connecticut