Calendar of Events

Friday, October 24, 2014

05:30 pm - 06:30 pm

Yiddish Dance Extravaganza

An evening of live klezmer music by Wesleyan's klezmer band Veeblefetzer and Yiddish dancing led by Steve Weintraub.

The Bayit, 157 Church Street

Friday, October 24, 2014

06:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Panel Discussion - To Not Forget Crimea: Uncertain Quiet of Indigenous Crimean Tatars

Indigenous Ukrainian Perspectives of Crimea Post Russian-Invasion

This event is part of "Muslim Women's Voices at Wesleyan."

Fayerweather Beckham Hall, 55 Wyllys Avenue

Friday, October 24, 2014

08:00 pm - 09:30 pm

Fall Faculty Dance Concert: To Not Forget Crimea - Uncertain Quiet

In response to recent political changes in Crimea, the premiere performance of "To Not Forget Crimea: Uncertain Quiet" by Associate Professor of Dance Katja Kolcio explores issues of historical memory, home, and cultural narrative as they relate to the history of Tatars, indigenous Muslim inhabitants of Crimea, and their complex relationships with Ukraine and Russia.

This event is part of "Muslim Women's Voices at Wesleyan."

Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown

Thursday, October 30, 2014

08:00 pm - 09:30 pm

Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert

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

Patricelli '92 Theater, 213 High Street

Friday, December 05, 2014

08:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Winter Dance Concert

Advanced student choreographers present recent works.

CFA Theater

Saturday, December 06, 2014

08:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Winter Dance Concert

Advanced student choreographers present recent works.

CFA Theater

Sunday, December 07, 2014 - CANCELED

02:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Worlds of Dance Concert

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

Crowell Concert Hall

Sunday, December 07, 2014

02:00 pm - 05:00 pm

West African Dance Concert

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.

Crowell Concert Hall

Friday, February 06, 2015

08:00 pm - 09:30 pm

Compagnie Marie Chouinard

Pre-performance talk by DanceLink Fellow Chloe Jones '15 on Friday, February 6, 2015 at 7:30pm in CFA Hall.
"Dine/Dance/Discover" on Friday, February 6, 2015 at 5:30pm in Fayerweather Dance and Theater Studios--add $20 to your regular ticket price.

"The evening rose to the highest form of art, propelled by a choreographer operating at her creative peak."
--Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Montreal's Compagnie Marie Chouinard returns to Wesleyan with the New England premiere of "Gymnopedies" (2013), created around the theme of the duet set to music by French composer and pianist Erik Satie; and the Connecticut premiere of "Henri Michaux: Mouvements" (2005-2011), featuring texts and visually arresting projected India-ink drawings from the book "Mouvements" by Belgian-born poet, writer, and painter Henri Michaux, and electroacoustic music by Canadian composer Louis Dufort.

Performance contains nudity and adult content.

A Breaking Ground Dance Series event presented by the Dance Department and the Center for the Arts. This event is also part of the Performing Arts Series.

CFA Theater, 271 Washington Terrace

Friday, February 27, 2015

08:00 pm - 09:30 pm

Tari Aceh! Music and Dance from Northern Sumatra

Pre-performance talk by Wesleyan graduate student Maho Ishiguro and Ari Palawi, Program Coordinator, Syiah Kuala University's Center for the Arts, at 7:30pm

"Dine/Dance/Discover" at 5:30pm in Fayerweather Dance and Theater Studios--add $20 to your regular ticket price.

"Tari Aceh! (Celebrate Aceh!)" at the Connecticut premiere of this group of nine female performers from Aceh, Indonesia on their first-ever tour of the United States. Their dances, inherited from their ancestors, are stunning in their synchronicity. They include rhythmic body percussion and the singing of both Islamic liturgical and folk texts, accompanied by percussion. The dancers are between the ages of 14 and 24, and study at Syiah Kuala University on the northernmost tip of Sumatra, Indonesia.

A Breaking Ground Dance Series event presented by the Dance Department and the Center for the Arts. Presented in association with the Asia Society, New York. This event is also part of the Performing Arts Series, as well as "Muslim Women's Voices at Wesleyan."

Crowell Concert Hall, 50 Wyllys Avenue