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Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts 
Calendar Listings for March 2012

Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts
283 Washington Terrace
Middletown, CT 06459
Email: boxoffice@wesleyan.edu
Phone: 860-685-3355

Type: Music
Title of Event: American Berserk: Lisa Moore Piano Concert
Location: Crowell Concert Hall
Date: Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 8pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description: Wesleyan Private Lessons Teacher Lisa Moore, the founding pianist of the Bang on a Can All-Stars, performs a program of American masterpieces by John Adams, Martin Bresnick, Henry Cowell, Philip Glass, Jerome Kitzke, Missy Mazzoli and Frederic Rzewski.

Type: Music
Title of Event: Graduate Recital: Christopher Riggs
Location: CFA Hall
Date: Thursday, March 1, 2012
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description: A graduate music recital by Christopher Riggs.

Type: Music
Title of Event: Senior Recital: Spencer Hattendorf
Location: Crowell Concert Hall
Date: Friday, March 2, 2012 at 7pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description: A senior music recital by Spencer Hattendorf entitled Language Barrier.

Type: Dance
Title of Event: Spring Faculty Dance Concert
Location: CFA Theater
Date: Friday, March 2 & Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 8pm
Fee: $8 general public; $6 Wesleyan students
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description: Choreographed by Artist in Residence Hari Krishnan and taught to the students of the Wesleyan Dance Department's repertory and performance course, the world premiere of Nine depicts Navarasa, the nine archetypal moods popular in South Indian classical dance. Following the prologue of Nine, a multiracial cast of nine male dancers from Mr. Krishnan's dance company, inDANCE (Toronto, Canada), will present the U.S. premiere of the rambunctiously provocative work Quicksand.

Type: Music
Title of Event: Senior Recital: Miles Potter
Location: World Music Hall
Date: Friday, March 2, 2012 at 9pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description: A senior music recital by Myles Potter entitled A Groove in a Moment.

Type: Music
Title of Event: Graduate Recital: Stephanie Choi
Location: World Music Hall
Date: Saturday, March 3, 2012, at 7pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description: A graduate music recital with Stephanie Choi entitled Masil with Kayagum.

Type: Music
Title of Event: Senior Recital: Nathaniel Leich
Location: Memorial Chapel
Date: Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 9pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description: A senior music recital by Nathaniel Leich entitled The Mixtape Orchestra.

Type: Music
Title of Event: Taylor Ho Bynum and Tomas Fujiwara
Location: The Russell House
Date: Sunday, March 4, 2012 at 3pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description: Composers Taylor Ho Bynum '98 MA '05 (cornet) and Tomas Fujiwara (drums) have been regular collaborators for nearly two decades, documenting their duo on the recordings True Events (2007) and Stepwise (2010). Both are veterans of the groups of Wesleyan Professor of Music Anthony Braxton. Mr. Bynum has also performed with Myra Melford's Happy Whistlings, the Tyshawn Sorey Quartet, and Cecil Taylor; Mr. Fujiwara has performed with Ravi Coltrane, Amir ElSaffar, and Mary Halvorson '02, among others.

Type: Music
Title of Event: Graduate Recital: Nestor Prieto
Location: CFA Hall
Date: Sunday, March 4, 2012 at 6pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description: A graduate music recital with Nestor Prieto

Type: Dance
Title of Event: DanceMasters Master Class
Location: Various times and locations
Date: Saturday, March 10 and Sunday, March 11, 2012
Fee: $19 per class, $17 per class for four or more classes, and $13 for Wesleyan students
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/dancemasters

Description: The ten master classes on Saturday and Sunday provide an opportunity for intermediate to advanced dance students and dance professionals to explore diverse dance techniques.

Type: Gallery Reception
Title of Event: Middletown Public Schools Art Exhibition Opening Reception
Location: Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Date: Saturday, March 10, 2012 from 5pm to 7pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description: Opening reception for the Middletown Public Schools Art Exhibition. The event is sponsored by the Middletown Board of Education, Middletown Public Schools Cultural Council and Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts.

Type: Dance
Title of Event: DanceMasters Performing Showcase
Location: CFA Theater
Date: Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 8pm
Fee: $27 general public; $20 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty and staff, non-Wesleyan students; $8 Wesleyan students
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description: The DanceMasters Showcase will feature performances by Camille A. Brown & Dancers, Garth Fagan Dance, and a third company to be announced. Ms. Brown is this year's winner of the Mariam McGlone Emerging Choreographer Award.

"Watching Camille A. Brown dance in person for the first time is like observing a hummingbird in nature for the first time." --The Boston Globe

Type: Gallery Exhibition
Title of Event: Senior Thesis Exhibitions Reception: Week 1
Location: Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 from 4pm to 6pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description: View the talents of the seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History: Kuan-lin Huang, Elizabeth Chabot, Gil Sunshine, Johnny Tan, Sienna Perro, Xiao You.

Type: Gallery Reception
Title of Event: With a Lot of Help from Our Friends: 50 Years of Acquisitions Funded by the Friends of the Davidson Art Center Opening Reception
Location: Davison Art Center
Date: Thursday, March 29, 2012 from 5pm to 7pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description: Since the founding of the Friends of the Davison Art Center in the spring of 1962, the group has raised funds to purchase more than 900 works of art, dramatically expanding the DAC collection. This exhibition will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the group with a selection of more than 70 prints and photographs by artists from Rembrandt to Erich Heckel to Carleton Watkins, all purchased through the generosity, and fundraising, by members of the FDAC.

Type: Dance
Title of Event: Chunky Move: Connected
Location: CFA Theater
Date: Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 8pm
Fee: $21 general public; $18 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty and staff, non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description: The Australian dance company Chunky Move, started in 1995 by Gideon Obarzanek, presents the Connecticut premiere of Connected (2011), which animates the physical connection between body and machine as dancers construct a kinetic sculpture designed by California-based artist Reuben Margolin. A Breaking Ground Dance Series event presented by the Dance Department and the Center for the Arts. Made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Pre-performance talk by dance scholar Debra Cash on Friday, March 30, 2012 at 7:15pm in CFA Hall

Type: Music
Title of Event: Senior Recital: Owen Callahan
Location: Memorial Chapel
Date: Friday, March 30, 2012 at 9pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description: A senior music recital by Owen Callahan entitled Music I Find Myself Writing.

Type: Music
Title of Event: Senior Recital: Sam Long
Location: CFA Courtyard
Date: Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 2pm (Rain date: Sunday, April 1, 2012)
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description: A senior music recital by Sam Long entitled The Mattabassett: A Concert Album.

Type: Music
Title of Event: Senior Recital: Dylan Griffin
Location: Crowell Concert Hall
Date: Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 7pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description: A senior music recital by Dylan Griffin entitled Pictures at an Exhibition with Works of Bach, Schubert and Schumann.

Ongoing Exhibitions at Wesleyan University

Type: Gallery Exhibition
Title of Event: Middletown Public Schools Art Exhibition
Location: Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Date: Saturday, March 10 through Sunday, March 18, 2012
Hours: Saturday & Sunday, 1pm to 4pm; Monday through Friday, noon to 7pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description: This event is sponsored by the Middletown Board of Education, Middletown Public Schools Cultural Council and Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts.

Type: Gallery Exhibition
Title of Event: Senior Thesis Exhibitions: Week 1
Location: Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Date: Tuesday, March 27 through Sunday, April 1, 2012
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, noon to 4pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description: View the talents of the seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History: Kuan-lin Huang, Elizabeth Chabot, Gil Sunshine, Johnny Tan, Sienna Perro, Xiao You.

Type: Gallery Exhibition
Title of Event: Passing Time
Location: Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Date: Friday, January 27 through Sunday, March 4, 2012
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, noon-4pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/zilkha

Description: The multiple and converging meanings of the phrase "passing time"--spending time, time to die--are explored in the evocative imagery of recent art by thirteen international artists working in video, photography, sculpture and works on paper. Some artists turn to sport, some to music; some refer to nature and its rhythms to explore concepts of time--short term, long term and terminating. Others partner with time itself in their making of art. Time is a concept that philosophers and physicists ponder. Time provides a framework that orders, measures and defines. We spend time, we waste it, we keep it; time flies, it drags. It is elastic in its perception--long when we are young, gaining momentum as we age. This exhibition explores the relationship between the time of our life and the time of the eons. The exhibit features works by Rineke Dijkstra (The Netherlands), Shaun Gladwell (Australia), Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Stefana McClure and Bill Viola (United States), among others. It will be guest-curated by Ginger Gregg Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox of C2 (curatorsquared).

Type: Gallery Reception
Title of Event: With a Lot of Help from Our Friends: 50 Years of Acquisitions Funded by the Friends of the Davidson Art Center
Location: Davison Art Center
Date: Friday, March 30 through Sunday, May 27, 2012
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, noon-4pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-3355
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Description: Since the founding of the Friends of the Davison Art Center in the spring of 1962, the group has raised funds to purchase more than 900 works of art, dramatically expanding the DAC collection. This exhibition will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the group with a selection of more than 70 prints and photographs by artists from Rembrandt to Erich Heckel to Carleton Watkins, all purchased through the generosity, and fundraising, by members of the FDAC.

Type: Gallery Exhibition
Title of Event: A Late Christmas Gift: Contemporary Prints from Japan
Location: Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies Gallery
Dates: Wednesday, February 1 through Friday, March 9, 2012
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday, Noon–4pm
Fee: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-2330
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/mansfield/exhibitions

Description: Imagine a box of all kinds of ornaments that come to light up the snows of February. These 45 little images are a late-arriving Christmas gift from the contemporary print culture of Japan--from playful to reflective, from abstract to realist, from symbolic to descriptive. Together they are a charming and effective cure for the mid-winter blues. This exhibit will be curated by Patrick Dowdey.

Type: Exhibition
Title of Event: APOTHECARY (storehouse): new paintings by David Schorr
Location: Davison Art Center
Dates: Friday, February 3 through Thursday, March 8, 2012
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday, Noon–4pm
Admission: FREE!
Phone: 860-685-2966
Website: www.wesleyan.edu/dac

Description: With more than 75 paintings on paper, this exhibition reveals the recent work of David Schorr, Wesleyan Professor of Art. Meticulously executed in gouache and silverpoint, the works in this series depict antique apothecary bottles, complete with mysterious labels such as Deep Dark Secrets, Sleepless Nights and Love Remembered. In the accompanying catalog, Phyllis Rose, Wesleyan Professor of English, Emerita, identifies the Shakespearean sources for labels such as Rough Magic and Present Mirth. Other labels remain obscure, tantalizing the viewer, for whom the bottles dance just out of reach.

About the Center for the Arts

Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts is an eleven-building complex on the Wesleyan campus that houses the departments of art and art history, dance, film studies, music, and theater. Opened in 1973, the CFA serves as a cultural center for the region, the state and New England. The Center includes the 400-seat Theater, the 260-seat Hall, the World Music Hall (a non-Western performance space), the 414-seat Crowell Concert Hall and the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery.

The Center for the Arts gratefully acknowledges the support of its many generous funders and collaborators, including the Center for Creative Research, the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Middletown Commission on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New England Foundation for the Arts, as well as media sponsors the Hartford and New Haven Advocates, WESU 88.1FM, and WNPR.

For more information about Center for the Arts performances and events, please call (860) 685-3355, or visit http://www.wesleyan.edu/cfa.

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