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LeeSaar The Company: Princess Crocodile
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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Film Screening: The Unseen Sequence
Film Screening: The Unseen Sequence
Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 3:30 PM
CFA Hall
Directed by Sumantra Ghosal, this new film celebrates Malavika Sarukkai’s distinctive intellectual and creative approach to Indian dance.
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Malavika Sarukkai: Rasamanjari
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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Studio Performance: Fleur D'Orange—Hind Benali, Artistic Director
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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Yiddish Dance Extravaganza
Yiddish Dance Extravaganza
Friday, October 24, 2014 at 5:30 PM
The Bayit, 157 Church Street
An evening of live klezmer music by Wesleyan's klezmer band Veeblefetzer and Yiddish dancing led by Steve Weintraub.
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Panel Discussion: To Not Forget Crimea—Uncertain Quiet of Indigenous Crimean Tatars
Panel Discussion: To Not Forget Crimea—Uncertain Quiet of Indigenous Crimean Tatars
Friday, October 24, 2014 at 6:00 PM
Fayerweather Beckham Hall
Indigenous Ukrainians perspectives of Crimea post Russian-invasion.
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 Fall Faculty Dance Concert: To Not Forget Crimea—Uncertain Quiet
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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Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Patricelli ’92 Theater

A collection of new works presented by senior choreographers as part of their culminating project for the dance major.

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Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Friday, October 31, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Patricelli ’92 Theater

A collection of new works presented by senior choreographers as part of their culminating project for the dance major.

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Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Patricelli ’92 Theater

A collection of new works presented by senior choreographers as part of their culminating project for the dance major.

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Winter Dance Concert
Winter Dance Concert
Friday, December 5, 2014 at 8:00 PM
CFA Theater
Advanced student choreographers present recent works.
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Winter Dance Concert
Winter Dance Concert
Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM
CFA Theater
Advanced student choreographers present recent works.
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West African Dance Concert
West African Dance Concert
Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Crowell Concert Hall

Choreographer and Artist in Residence Iddi Saaka is joined by students and guest artists for an invigorating performance showcasing the vibrancy of West African cultures through their music and dance forms.

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Compagnie Marie Chouinard
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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Compagnie Marie Chouinard
Compagnie Marie Chouinard
Saturday, February 7, 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
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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