Center For the Arts 

Press Releases

Camille A. Brown & Dancers to present Connecticut Premiere of
of an excerpt from Mr. TOL E. RAncE on Friday, July 11, 2014 at 8pm

Camille A. Brown & Dancers

Camille A. Brown & Dancers return to Wesleyan following their sold-out appearance during the DanceMasters Weekend Showcase Performance in March 2012 with the Connecticut premiere of an excerpt from Mr. TOL E. RAncE (2012), as well as the work-in-progress Black Girl, which will premiere at The Joyce Theater in New York in 2015. Artistic Director Camille A. Brown was the winner of the 2012 Mariam McGlone Emerging Choreographer Award. Click here to read the full press release.

Photo by Matt Karas. Click here to download high resolution version.

World premiere of Joe Lovano Trio Fascination with special guest vocalist Judi Silvano on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 8pm

Joe Lovano

Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Joe Lovano has searched for new modes of artistic expression within the jazz idiom for over three decades, performing with many artists including Dr. Lonnie Smith, Bill Frisell, Bobby Hutcherson, Ed Blackwell, Dave Liebman, and Eric Harland. This performance at Wesleyan will be the world premiere of Joe Lovano Trio Fascination with bassist Peter Slavov, drummer Lamy Istrefi, and special guest vocalist Judi Silvano. Click here to read the full press release.

Photo by Jimmy Katz. Click here to download high resolution version.

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About the Center for the Arts

Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts exists to catalyze people’s creativity by engaging them in the dynamic work of diverse artists.
Three inter-related activities enable the CFA to realize its purpose:

  • supporting the research, public productions and in-studio teaching needs of the departments of Art and Art History, Dance, Music, and Theater;
  • leading inter-disciplinary collaborations and other initiatives that integrate artists into creative curricular and co-curricular initiatives; and
  • organizing powerful encounters between visiting artists and diverse elements of the Wesleyan community, the greater Middletown community, statewide and regional audiences.  

The Center for the Arts' eleven-building complex on the Wesleyan campus includes the 400-seat Theater, the 260-seat Hall, the World Music Hall (a non-Western performance space), the 400-seat Crowell Concert Hall, the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, and classrooms and studios.

The Center for the Arts gratefully acknowledges the support of its many generous funders and collaborators, including the Association of Performing Arts Presenters, the Connecticut Office of the Arts, Dance/USA, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New England Foundation for the Arts, as well as media sponsors the Hartford Courant, Shore Publishing, WESU 88.1FM, and WNPR.