Darpana: Nataraja Vandanam - Love Songs to Shiva
Lalgudi Duo
Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion: Dearest Home
Somi
Le Patin Libre: Vertical Influences
Opening Reception: UP IN ARMS
Roomful of Teeth
Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble: Cellular Songs (Work in Progress)
Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group: Citizen
Masayo Ishigure: Koto 360°
Manual Cinema: Ada/Ava
Kronos Quartet

Darpana: Nataraja Vandanam - Love Songs to Shiva

Friday, September 29, 2017 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

Mallika Sarabhai and three dancers from India's Darpana Academy of Performing Arts perform Nataraja Vandanam: Love Songs to Shiva, choreographed by Ms. Sarabhai and her mother Mrinalini Sarabhai.

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Lalgudi Duo

Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

Lalgudi G.J.R. Krishnan and his sister Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi perform as a violin duo, blending tradition and innovation, and mesmerize the audience.

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Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion: Dearest Home

Friday, October 6, 2017 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater

Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion returns to Wesleyan for the Connecticut premiere of their new dance work Dearest Home (2017).

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Somi

Friday, October 13, 2017 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

Superb jazz chanteuse Somi blends modern jazz, African music, and the singer-songwriter tradition.

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Le Patin Libre: Vertical Influences

Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 2:00pm
Spurrier-Snyder Rink, Freeman Athletic Center 161 Cross Street, Middletown

Five skaters from the Montréal-based company Le Patin Libre make their Connecticut debut with Vertical Influences (2014).

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Opening Reception: UP IN ARMS

Friday, October 27, 2017 at 5:00pm
South Gallery, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

UP IN ARMS is a multi-media group exhibition that explores the historic and social issues surrounding the divisive nature of gun ownership in the United States.

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Roomful of Teeth

Friday, October 27, 2017 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

The GRAMMY Award-winning vocal project Roomful of Teeth is dedicated to mining the expressive potential of the human voice.

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Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble: Cellular Songs (Work in Progress)

Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

As the culmination of her residency at Wesleyan, Meredith Monk will be joined by the women of her GRAMMY Award-nominated Vocal Ensemble in a work in progress showing of Cellular Songs.

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Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group: Citizen

Friday, February 9, 2018 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater

Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group returns to Wesleyan with the Connecticut premiere of Citizen (2016), questioning what it means to belong and what it means to not want to belong.

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Masayo Ishigure: Koto 360°

Friday, February 16, 2018 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

Masayo Ishigure began playing the koto at the age of five in Gifu, Japan, and continues to stretch the limits of the thirteen-stringed instrument.

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Manual Cinema: Ada/Ava

Friday, February 23, 2018 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater

Manual Cinema combines handmade shadow puppetry, cinematic techniques, and innovative sound and music in the Connecticut premiere of Ada/Ava (2013).

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Kronos Quartet

Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

The GRAMMY Award-winning Kronos Quartet returns to Wesleyan to perform a wide-ranging program of music from around the world, featuring adventurous string quartets either written for or arranged for the legendary group.

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At the Border of Truth: Photographing the New East
At the Border of Truth: Photographing the New East
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 5:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
Assistant Professor of Art Sasha Rudensky will give an artist's lecture focusing on her series of photographic and video projects.
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Graduate Composers Introductions Concert
Graduate Composers Introductions Concert
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 8:00pm
World Music Hall
Featuring Music Department graduate students Leslie Allison, Judith BerksonIan Davis, and James Falzone.
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Navaratri Festival: Music Department Colloquium—Balasaraswati: Her Art and Life
Navaratri Festival: Music Department Colloquium—Balasaraswati: Her Art and Life
Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 4:30pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall

Author and mridangam virtuoso Douglas Knight '70 will discuss Balasaraswati: Her Art & Life - one book in three editions, for three audiences, first published in 2010 by Wesleyan University Press.  

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Navaratri Festival Film Screening: Mrinalini Sarabhai - The Artist and Her Art
Navaratri Festival Film Screening: Mrinalini Sarabhai - The Artist and Her Art
Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 5:30pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
Mrinalini Sarabhai: The Artist and Her Art (2012) tells the story of Indian dancer and choreographer Mrinalini Sarabhai (1918-2016), and is directed by Yadavan Chandran and Mallika Sarabhai (Ms. Sarabhai's daughter).
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A World of Arts in the Heart of Connecticut