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2015

December

Winter Dance Concert
Winter Dance Concert
Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater

Advanced student choreographers present recent works.

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Winter Dance Concert
Winter Dance Concert
Friday, December 11, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater

Advanced student choreographers present recent works.

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Javanese Gamelan
Javanese Gamelan
Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
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The Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble, under the direction of Artist in Residence I.M. Harjitoand University Professor of Music Sumarsam, presents classical music of central Java.
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John Cage's Musicircus
John Cage's Musicircus
Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 1:30pm
Crowell Concert Hall

Students from MUSC 109 "Introduction to Experimental Music" and special mystery guests stage their original work as part of a series of overlapping performances in their realization of John Cage's Musicircus.

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South Indian Music: Student Performance
South Indian Music: Student Performance
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
Students of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music B. Balasubrahmaniyan will perform their fall semester recital from the Karnatak tradition of South India. The performance will feature vocal and instrumental music.
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Wesleyan Organ Students in Recital
Wesleyan Organ Students in Recital
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 12:00pm
South Church, 9 Pleasant Street, Middletown
Organ students share a seasonal program at South Congregational Church. A soup and sandwich lunch follows in the parish hall, for which a free-will offering is suggested.
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Datum: Datura
Datum: Datura
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 9:00pm
CFA Hall
"As seductive as the color and shape and fragrance of a flower," sound and image will bend and twist in response to the gentle pressures of language, data, and attention.
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WesWinds Fall Concert
WesWinds Fall Concert
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan Wind Ensemble performs an exciting array of pieces for winds and percussion.
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Wesleyan Chamber Music Concert
Wesleyan Chamber Music Concert
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 12:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Students from the Wesleyan chamber music program perform works by Felix Mendelssohn, Florent Schmitt, Heitor Villa-Lobos, and other composers on a variety of instruments.
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Ebony Singers Winter Concert
Ebony Singers Winter Concert
Monday, December 7, 2015 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

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An evening of great gospel music by the 100 members of Wesleyan's Ebony Singers under the direction of Marichal Monts '85. Come to sing, clap, and be encouraged.

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Wesleyan Taiko Concert
Wesleyan Taiko Concert
Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Taiko Drumming Ensemble performs thunderous and thrilling rhythms of Japanese Taiko drumming under the direction of Visiting Instructor in Music Barbara Merjan.
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New Works for Mantra Percussion
New Works for Mantra Percussion
Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 5:00pm
World Music Hall

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Renowned percussion ensemble Mantra Percussion premieres new works written for them by Wesleyan student composers.

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Worlds of Dance Concert
Worlds of Dance Concert
Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 2:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

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"Introduction to Dance" (DANC 111) and beginning dance students perform works of various styles, including Bharata Natyam (South Indian classical dance).

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Wesleyan University Orchestra and Concert Choir
Wesleyan University Orchestra and Concert Choir
Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The Wesleyan University Orchestra and Concert Choir present a selection of popular holiday classics under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina. 
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Beginners Javanese Gamelan
Beginners Javanese Gamelan
Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
Experience the culture of Java with beginning students of the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble. The concert will include a prelude by the Wesleyan Youth Gamelan Ensemble.
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West African Drumming and Dance Concert
West African Drumming and Dance Concert
Friday, December 4, 2015 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

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Master drummer and Adjunct Professor of Music Abraham Adzenyah celebrates his final performance with his students after 45 years at Wesleyan.

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Todd Reynolds: Still Life with Microphone
Todd Reynolds: Still Life with Microphone
Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Hall

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Violinist Todd Reynolds performs music written for him by R. Luke DuBois, Assistant Professor of Music Paula Matthusen, and David Lang

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Chinese Music Ensemble
Chinese Music Ensemble
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 7:00pm
World Music Hall
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The Chinese Music Ensemble presents traditional and contemporary repertoire under the direction of graduate music student Joy Lu.
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November

Brooklyn Rider
Brooklyn Rider
Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
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Hailed as “the future of chamber music” (
Strings), groundbreaking string quartet Brooklyn Rider performs works by Franz Schubert, Bill Frisell, Vijay Iyer, Glenn Kotche, and a U.S. premiere by Assistant Professor of Music Paula Matthusen
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Marisol by José Rivera
Marisol by José Rivera
Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Directed by Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater Edward TorresMarisol takes place in a post-apocalyptic world filled with intrigue and dark humor.
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Hard Data Redux
Hard Data Redux
Friday, November 20, 2015 at 8:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

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R. Luke DuBois presents a generative composition for musicians that uses data sets and real-time information as the basis for its score

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Marisol by José Rivera
Marisol by José Rivera
Friday, November 20, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Directed by Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater Edward TorresMarisol takes place in a post-apocalyptic world filled with intrigue and dark humor.
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Marisol by José Rivera
Marisol by José Rivera
Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Directed by Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater Edward TorresMarisol takes place in a post-apocalyptic world filled with intrigue and dark humor.
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Mad Rush: Pianist Lisa Moore plays Philip Glass
Mad Rush: Pianist Lisa Moore plays Philip Glass
Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 3:00pm
The Russell House

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Private Lessons Teacher Lisa Moore performs highlights from the Philip Glass solo piano collection featured on her new album Mad Rush

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Faye Driscoll —Thank You for Coming: Attendance
Faye Driscoll —Thank You for Coming: Attendance
Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
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Dancers and audience share a dynamic, joyful ritual of action and transformation in the Connecticut premiere of this dance theater work by choreographer and director Faye Driscoll.
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Faye Driscoll —Thank You for Coming: Attendance
Faye Driscoll —Thank You for Coming: Attendance
Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 2:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
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Dancers and audience share a dynamic, joyful ritual of action and transformation in the Connecticut premiere of this dance theater work by choreographer and director Faye Driscoll.
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Faye Driscoll —Thank You for Coming: Attendance
Faye Driscoll —Thank You for Coming: Attendance
Friday, November 13, 2015 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
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Dancers and audience share a dynamic, joyful ritual of action and transformation in the Connecticut premiere of this dance theater work by choreographer and director Faye Driscoll.
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In Conversation with Reid Farrington
In Conversation with Reid Farrington
Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 5:00pm
CFA Hall
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New media artist, theater director, and designer Reid Farrington in conversation with composer, artist, and performer R. Luke DuBois
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Ron Shalom: Overture to Death Row Dick
Ron Shalom: Overture to Death Row Dick
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 9:00pm
World Music Hall
Dick wants just one thing for his last meal. A semi-staged abstraction of a nihilo-pornography-in-progress set in dialogue with Carolee Schneemann's 1965 film Fuses. Presented by graduate music student Ron Shalom.
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Eiko Otake: A Body in the Observatory
Eiko Otake: A Body in the Observatory
Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 6:30pm
Van Vleck Observatory, 96 Foss Hill Drive, Middletown

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Dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake, Visiting Artist in Dance and East Asian Studies, presents a series of intimate performances as part of her solo project A Body in Places

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Eiko Otake: A Body in the Observatory
Eiko Otake: A Body in the Observatory
Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 4:00pm
Van Vleck Observatory, 96 Foss Hill Drive, Middletown

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Dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake, Visiting Artist in Dance and East Asian Studies, presents a series of intimate performances as part of her solo project A Body in Places

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Eiko Otake: A Body in the Observatory
Eiko Otake: A Body in the Observatory
Friday, November 6, 2015 at 8:00pm
Van Vleck Observatory, 96 Foss Hill Drive, Middletown

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Dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake, Visiting Artist in Dance and East Asian Studies, presents a series of intimate performances as part of her solo project A Body in Places

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Eiko Otake: A Body in the Observatory
Eiko Otake: A Body in the Observatory
Friday, November 6, 2015 at 6:30pm
Van Vleck Observatory, 96 Foss Hill Drive, Middletown

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Dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake, Visiting Artist in Dance and East Asian Studies, presents a series of intimate performances as part of her solo project A Body in Places

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Cleek Schrey: Variations
Cleek Schrey: Variations
Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 9:00pm
World Music Hall

Experience graduate music student Cleek Schrey's realisation of John Cage's graphic score Variations II for violin and six loudspeakers, alongside works by Karlheinz Stockhausen, as well as original compositions and improvisations.

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This Is It! The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part VII
This Is It! The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part VII
Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
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John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce performs the world premiere of Memories of Phoolan. Special guest Thomas Schuttenhelm will perform the world premiere of Bruce's The Sacred Guitar—seven improvisatory pieces for electric guitar based on tunes from The Sacred Harp. 
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October

Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
A collection of new works presented by senior choreographers Eury German '16, Sarah Greizer '16, Ari Kaufman '16, Clara Pinsky '16, and Djibril Sall '16 as part of their culminating projects for the dance major.
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Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Friday, October 30, 2015 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
A collection of new works presented by senior choreographers Eury German '16, Sarah Greizer '16, Ari Kaufman '16, Clara Pinsky '16, and Djibril Sall '16 as part of their culminating projects for the dance major.
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Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
A collection of new works presented by senior choreographers Eury German '16, Sarah Greizer '16, Ari Kaufman '16, Clara Pinsky '16, and Djibril Sall '16 as part of their culminating projects for the dance major.
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Graduate Concert: Cecilia Lopez
Graduate Concert: Cecilia Lopez
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 9:00pm
CFA Hall
A concert of music by Gustavo Ribicic (for mixed media and small ensemble) and video/sound pieces by Cecilia Lopez. With Visiting Scholar in Psychology Terri Hron, and graduate students Omar Fraire, Warren Enström, Ron Shalom, and Cleek Schrey.
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Wesleyan University Orchestra and Choir
Wesleyan University Orchestra and Choir
Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

The Wesleyan University Orchestra and Wesleyan Concert Choir, with pianist Brian Fairley, and Wesleyan Private Lessons Teachers Libby Van Cleve on English horn and Peter Standaart on flute, present music by Johannes Brahms, Daniel Elder, Arthur Honegger, Carl Nielsen, and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky under the direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina.

 

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Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill
Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill
Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

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Violinist Martin Hayes and guitarist Dennis Cahill perform adventurous interpretations of traditional Irish tunes with irresistible rhythm.

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Graduate Composers' Introductions Concert
Graduate Composers' Introductions Concert
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 8:00pm
World Music Hall

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Student composers of the Wesleyan Music Department present their original works, featuring compositions by Matthew Stein '16, and graduate students Tomek Arnold, Hallie Blejewski, Warren Enström, Omar Fraire, Cecilia Lopez, Cleek Schrey, and Ron Shalom.

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Alarmél Valli
Alarmél Valli
Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

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Internationally acclaimed Indian dancer and choreographer Alarmél Valli turns the traditional Bharatanatyam style into subtle, deeply internalized, personal dance poetry in her Connecticut debut.

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Fred Simmons: Turn of the Century Quartet
Fred Simmons: Turn of the Century Quartet
Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 3:00pm
The Russell House
The Turn of the Century Quartet performs original works and tunes by Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Duke Ellington, and Dave Brubeck.
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Saraswati Puja (Hindu Ceremony)
Saraswati Puja (Hindu Ceremony)
Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 11:00am
World Music Hall
This religious service, led by A. V. Srinivasan, marks the most auspicious day of the year for beginning new endeavors. The audience may participate and bring instruments, manuscripts, and other items for blessing.
 
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Bhojanam (Feast)
Bhojanam (Feast)
Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 6:30pm
Daniel Family Commons, Usdan University Center

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Treat yourself to vegetarian Indian delicacies at the Navaratri Festival’s Bhojanam (Feast) following the 4pm concert by Sri Rajesh Vaidya. 

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Sri Rajhesh Vaidhya
Sri Rajhesh Vaidhya
Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 4:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

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Sri Rajhesh Vaidhya's veena (plucked string instrument) playing will be accompanied by two mridangam players, plus tabla and gatam.

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Navaratri Festival: Film Screening Lasya Kavya: The World of Alarmél Valli
Navaratri Festival: Film Screening Lasya Kavya: The World of Alarmél Valli
Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 2:00pm
CFA Hall

Lasya KavyaThe World of Alarmél Valli, a film by award-winning director Sankalp Meshram, about the internationally acclaimed dancer and choreographer.

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B. Balasubrahmaniyan: Vocal Music of South India
B. Balasubrahmaniyan: Vocal Music of South India
Friday, October 9, 2015 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Vocalist and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music B. Balasubrahmaniyan is joined by Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music David Nelson on mridangam and violinist K.V.S. Vinay.
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Daniel Beaty performing Mr. Joy
Daniel Beaty performing Mr. Joy
Friday, October 9, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Mr. Joy, a tour-de-force solo show by award-winning actor, singer, writer, and composer Daniel Beaty, explores a Harlem community’s efforts to heal in order to dream again.
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Navaratri Festival: Henna and Chaat
Navaratri Festival: Henna and Chaat
Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 7:00pm
Olin Library Lobby

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Experience South Asian culture through henna art and sampling of chaat (savory snacks), hosted by Shakti, Wesleyan's South Asian Students' Association.

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Navaratri Festival: Music Department Colloquium
Navaratri Festival: Music Department Colloquium
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 4:15pm
CFA Hall
A talk and performance by Associate Professor of Dance Hari Krishnan and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music B. Balasubrahmaniyan
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Artful Lunch Series: Terttu Uibopuu
Artful Lunch Series: Terttu Uibopuu
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 12:10pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House Dining Room
Terttu Uibopuu, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, discusses her favorite work in the Davison Art Center collection.
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Eiko Otake A Body in Places
Eiko Otake A Body in Places
Monday, October 5, 2015 at 9:00pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House 301 High Street, Middletown

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Dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake, Visiting Artist in Dance and East Asian Studies, presents a series of intimate performances as part of her solo project A Body in Places.
Seats available - please see Center for the Arts staff at the door of the venue.

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Eiko Otake A Body in Places
Eiko Otake A Body in Places
Monday, October 5, 2015 at 8:00pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House 301 High Street, Middletown

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Dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake, Visiting Artist in Dance and East Asian Studies, presents a series of intimate performances as part of her solo project A Body in Places.
Seats available - please see Center for the Arts staff at the door of the venue.

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Eiko Otake A Body in Places
Eiko Otake A Body in Places
Monday, October 5, 2015 at 7:00pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House 301 High Street, Middletown

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Dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake, Visiting Artist in Dance and East Asian Studies, presents a series of intimate performances as part of her solo project A Body in Places.
Seats available - please see Center for the Arts staff at the door of the venue.

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Eiko Otake A Body in Places
Eiko Otake A Body in Places
Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 5:00pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House 301 High Street, Middletown

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Dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake, Visiting Artist in Dance and East Asian Studies, presents a series of intimate performances as part of her solo project A Body in Places.
Seats available - please see Center for the Arts staff at the door of the venue.

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Eiko Otake A Body in Places
Eiko Otake A Body in Places
Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 4:00pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House 301 High Street, Middletown

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Dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake, Visiting Artist in Dance and East Asian Studies, presents a series of intimate performances as part of her solo project A Body in Places.
Seats available - please see Center for the Arts staff at the door of the venue.

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Eiko Otake A Body in Places
Eiko Otake A Body in Places
Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 3:00pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House 301 High Street, Middletown

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Dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake, Visiting Artist in Dance and East Asian Studies, presents a series of intimate performances as part of her solo project A Body in Places.
Seats available - please see Center for the Arts staff at the door of the venue.

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Nirvana: Carbon Inks, Burning Forests, and the Buddhist Endgame
Nirvana: Carbon Inks, Burning Forests, and the Buddhist Endgame
Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 4:30pm
College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center

Ian Boyden '95 discusses how his long-term exploration of the material and ecology of a forest fire took an unexpected philosophical turn when he presented his work to a Chinese audience.

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September

Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: Tripod Complex
Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: Tripod Complex
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 12:00pm
College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center
Tripod Complex features monumental scrolls by Ian Boyden ’95 that are his meditation on the remains of ancient trees after a forest fire in Washington state
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Opening Reception: Phantom Bodies: Photographs by Tanya Marcuse
Opening Reception: Phantom Bodies: Photographs by Tanya Marcuse
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 6:00pm
Davison Art Center
The exhibition Phantom Bodies features haunting photographs by Tanya Marcuse evoking absent bodies in the U.S., England, Florence, and Vienna.
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Artist Talk: Tanya Marcuse
Artist Talk: Tanya Marcuse
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 5:00pm
CFA Hall

The exhibition Phantom Bodies features haunting photographs by Tanya Marcuse evoking absent bodies in the U.S., England, Florence, and Vienna.

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The Combat Paper Project
The Combat Paper Project
Monday, September 28, 2015 at 4:15pm
Usdan University Center, Room 108
Iraq war veteran and co-founder of the Combat Paper Project Drew Cameron will discuss the history of his transformational art-making project.
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Dorrance Dance
Dorrance Dance
Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Connecticut debut of choreographer Michelle Dorance’s combination of tap and modern dance, which is “edgy, seductive and smart” (Chicago Tribune)
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Dorrance Dance
Dorrance Dance
Friday, September 25, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Connecticut debut of choreographer Michelle Dorance’s combination of tap and modern dance, which is “edgy, seductive and smart” (Chicago Tribune)
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Theater After Wesleyan
Theater After Wesleyan
Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 5:30pm
CFA Hall
Five Wesleyan Theater Department alumni—producer Roberta Pereira '03, director Michael Rau '05, playwright MJ Kaufman '08, producer Rachel Silverman '09, and scenic and properties designer Emmie Finckel '14—talk about their work and careers in theater after Wesleyan. Moderated by Associate Professor of Theater Cláudia Tatinge Nascimento.
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Zimbabwean Mbira Master Chartwell Dutiro with Timbila
Zimbabwean Mbira Master Chartwell Dutiro with Timbila
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 8:00pm
World Music Hall
Musician, singer, song-writer, and composer Chartwell Dutiro performs a free evening concert of mbira music from Zimbabwe with New York City-based trio Timbila.
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Music Department Colloquium: Chartwell Dutiro
Music Department Colloquium: Chartwell Dutiro
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 4:15pm
Music Rehearsal Hall 003 (Daltry Room), 60 Wyllys Avenue
Musician, singer, song-writer, composer, author and teacher Chartwell Dutiro will discuss Zimbabwe mbira music during this free afternoon talk.
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Youth Gamelan Ensemble Classes Start
Youth Gamelan Ensemble Classes Start
Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 10:00am
World Music Hall
Have your child learn the traditional music of Java, Indonesia, for only $30 for a semester of lessons and rehearsals. Open to ages 7 to 14. No prior experience necessary.
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Nicholas Payton Trio featuring Gerald Cannon and Herlin Riley
Nicholas Payton Trio featuring Gerald Cannon and Herlin Riley
Friday, September 18, 2015 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Grammy Award-winning trumpet player Nicholas Payton performs with his Trio featuring bassist Gerald Cannon and drummer Herlin Riley.
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A Conversation with Nicholas Payton
A Conversation with Nicholas Payton
Friday, September 18, 2015 at 4:15pm
Music Rehearsal Hall 003 (Daltry Room), 60 Wyllys Avenue
Grammy Award-winning trumpet player Nicholas Payton will discuss his creative process and his life in music.
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Eiko Otake A Body in Places
Eiko Otake A Body in Places
Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 6:30pm
Russell Library, 123 Broad Street, Middletown
Dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake, Visiting Artist in Dance and East Asian Studies, presents a series of intimate performances as part of her solo project A Body in Places
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Opening Reception: R. Luke DuBois - In Real Time
Opening Reception: R. Luke DuBois - In Real Time
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 5:30pm
Main Gallery, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Genre-defying composer, artist, and performer R. Luke DuBois creates maps, scores, and videos that use real-time data flows and media footage to raise questions of artistic agency, privacy, and fair use.
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Artist Talk: R. Luke DuBois
Artist Talk: R. Luke DuBois
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 4:30pm
CFA Hall

Genre-defying composer, artist, and performer R. Luke DuBois discusses In Real Time, the first major gallery presentation of his work.

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Music at The Russell House: Julie Ribchinsky—Bach and the Modern World
Music at The Russell House: Julie Ribchinsky—Bach and the Modern World
Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 3:00pm
The Russell House
Wesleyan Private Lessons Teacher Julie Ribchinsky performs works for cello by Johann Sebastian Bach, Ástor Piazzola, Carlos Gardel, Osvaldo Golijov, and Ernest Bloch; accompanied by pianist William Braun, and graduate student Vivian Deng on cello.
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Tour of Rembrandt’s Changing Impressions Exhibition
Tour of Rembrandt’s Changing Impressions Exhibition
Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 11:00am
Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University
Tour the Columbia University exhibition Rembrandt’s Changing Impressions with curator Robert Fucci ’92, and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine
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Bach to School
Bach to School
Friday, September 11, 2015 at 8:30pm
Memorial Chapel
Artist in Residence and University Organist Ronald Ebrecht’s sixth annual concert features a works by Bach, Franck, Mendelssohn, Widor, and John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce. The concert will also feature percussionist Anthony DeQuattro.
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The Mash
The Mash
Friday, September 11, 2015 at 2:00pm
Usdan University Center, Patricelli '92 Theater, Crowell Concert Hall

Inspired by Fete de la Musique, also known as World Music Day, this fourth annual festival highlights Wesleyan's student music scene. Due to the weather, the festival venues have been moved inside.

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A World of Arts in the Heart of Connecticut