Fall Faculty Dance

Fall Faculty Dance Concert: It takes all kinds!

Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 7:00pm
CFA Theater

$8 general public, $6 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students, Wesleyan students, youth under 18

The Dance Department presents It takes all kinds!, a provocative and intriguing double-bill evening featuring a meditative duet, Abide, and It takes all kinds! unveiling sixteen fierce, over-the-top solos performed in drag by students from DANC 366 “Queering the Dancing Body: Critical Perspectives on LGBTQ Representation.” A remarkable, one-of-a kind Wesleyan experience conceptualized by Professor of Dance, Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Global South Asian Studies Hari Krishnan


Choreography by Stephan Koplowitz ’79 and Hari Krishnan in collaboration with the dancers, Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance Five Ihza Marchiano and Akhil Joondeph ’26.

Music by the late John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Emeritus Richard K. Winslow ’40, Hon ’10, P ’71, GP ’23 (1918–2017). This new reconstruction/reimagining of Abide was also performed at "A Tribute to Richard K. Winslow" on Sunday, October 15, 2023 in Crowell Concert Hall.

It takes all kinds!

Performed and choreographed by Jazmin Alvarez ’26, Naomi Ellis ’25, Bayliss Hall ’24, Nina Jakobson ’24, Akhil Joondeph ’26, Bre Jordan ’27, Laila Kewalramani ’24, Claire Larson ’26, Desireé Lyons ’24, Vy Pham ’26, Arianna Ramirez ’25, Vivian Redmond ’24, Nicole Schully ’25, Drew Weddig ’24, Danae Williams ’25, and Jessica Zenack ’25.

Music mix and additional choreography by DJ Sonia Sol.

Lighting design by Assistant Professor of the Practice in Dance Chelsie McPhilimy. 

Videography by Assistant Professor of the Practice in Video and Audio Production Pedro Bermudez.

Images above (from left): students of Queering the Dancing Body, Five Ihza Marchiano and Akhil Joondeph (photo by Sandy Aldieri, Perceptions Photography)