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2020
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2020

October

Navaratri Festival: Music Department Colloquium - Anna Morcom
Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 4:40pm
Zoom

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A virtual talk by Professor of Ethnomusicology and Mohindar Brar Sambhi Chair of Indian Music at U.C.L.A.'s Herb Alpert School of Music Anna Morcom at the start of the 44th annual Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan University.
Navaratri Festival: Conversation with “Sakthi Vibrations" Director Zoe Sherinian
Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 8:00pm

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A virtual conversation about the ethnomusicological documentary "Sakthi Vibrations" with Director Zoe Sherinian. Moderated by ethnomusicology doctoral student Bianca Iannitti as part of the 44th annual Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan University. The film will be available for viewing online before the event with a link included with the reservation confirmation.
A Conversation with Ananya Chatterjea and Hari Krishnan: Rethinking “Navaratri”
Friday, October 2, 2020 at 7:00pm

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Professor and Chair of the Dance Department Hari Krishnan will speak with Ananya Chatterjea, Artistic Director of  Ananya Dance Theatre in this free talk, part of the 44th annual Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan.
Video Screening: Trisha Baga—Winters Spring
Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 12:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

FREE!

“Winters Spring” by Trisha Baga is the third video being screened as part of the exhibition A SCULPTURE, A FILM & SIX VIDEOS. The gallery is open to Wesleyan students, faculty, and staff.
Noontime Talk with Kristina Wong: Identity, Politics, Comedy, and Activism
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 12:00pm

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Wesleyan students join performance artist and writer Kristina Wong for a free virtual discussion about making solo work and addressing social and racial justice issues through the use of comedy and parody. Moderated by Assistant Professor of Theater Maria-Christina Oliveras.
Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble Virtual Mini Concerts and Demonstrations: Gadhon
Monday, October 12, 2020 at 8:00pm
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FREE!

While COVID-19 is still with us this semester, the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble, under the direction of University Professor of Music Harjito and Professor of Music Sumarsam, offers a series of biweekly thirty-minute virtual mini concerts and demonstrations at 8pm. This week's concert features Gadhon, a small ensemble featuring soft sounding instruments.
The Era Footwork Crew: “Footwork Saves Lives” Panel Discussion
Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 7:00pm

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The Era Footwork Crew co-founder, dancer, and activist Jamal “Litebulb” Oliver; writer, director, and editor Wills Glasspiegel; and dance group president Shkunna Stewart will discuss their work with the non-profit Open the Circle in a free panel discussion. Moderated by Assistant Professor of Dance Iddi Saaka
Video Screening: Stanya Kahn —Stand in the Stream
Friday, October 16, 2020 at 12:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

FREE!

"Stand in the Stream" by Stanya Kahn is the fourth video being screened as part of the exhibition A SCULPTURE, A FILM & SIX VIDEOS. The gallery is open to Wesleyan students, faculty, and staff.
SLABBER 2020
Friday, October 16, 2020 at 5:30pm
Center for the Arts Courtyard

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The theater work “SLABBER 2020” will be devised by a Wesleyan ensemble directed by Assistant Professor of Theater Katie Pearl for the current socio-political moment. Free performance open to Wesleyan students, faculty, and staff.
SLABBER 2020
Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 5:30pm
Center for the Arts Courtyard

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The theater work “SLABBER 2020” will be devised by a Wesleyan ensemble directed by Assistant Professor of Theater Katie Pearl for the current socio-political moment. Free performance open to Wesleyan students, faculty, and staff.
SLABBER 2020
Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 5:30pm
Center for the Arts Courtyard

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The theater work “SLABBER 2020” will be devised by a Wesleyan ensemble directed by Assistant Professor of Theater Katie Pearl for the current socio-political moment. Free performance open to Wesleyan students, faculty, and staff.
Engage2020 Speaker Series: Kristina Wong —Reality Television, Political Theater, and Social Change
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 6:30pm
Zoom

FREE!

Performance artist, comedian, and writer Kristina Wong will discuss her racial, political, and community justice work as part of the Wesleyan Engage 2020 (E2020) initiative.
Film Screening: Tacita Dean—The Green Ray
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 12:10pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

FREE!

The Green Ray by Tacita Dean is the 16mm film being screened as part of the exhibition A SCULPTURE, A FILM & SIX VIDEOS. The gallery is open to Wesleyan students, faculty, and staff.
Video Screening: Arthur Jafa — APEX
Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 12:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

FREE!

"APEX" by Arthur Jafa is the fifth video being screened as part of the exhibition A SCULPTURE, A FILM & SIX VIDEOS. The gallery is open to Wesleyan students, faculty, and staff.
Fall Faculty Dance Virtual Concert
Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 8:00pm

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A free, engaging virtual evening of riveting works by Visiting Associate Professor of Dance Doug Elkins and Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance Maho Ishiguro MA '12 Ph.D. '18.

November

Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble Virtual Mini Concerts and Demonstrations: Gendhing Soran
Monday, November 2, 2020 at 8:00pm
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FREE!

While COVID-19 is still with us this semester, the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble, under the direction of University Professor of Music Harjito and Professor of Music Sumarsam, offers a series of biweekly thirty-minute virtual mini concerts and demonstrations at 8pm. This week's concert features Gendhing Soran, a loud-sounding instrumental piece, Yogyakarta style.
Performance by Tosh Basco (aka boychild)
Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 2:00pm

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Zürich-based performance artist Tosh Basco (aka boychild) will perform virtually in conjunction with the exhibition A SCULPTURE, A FILM & SIX VIDEOS.
Video Screening: Charlotte Prodger—BRIDGIT
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 12:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

FREE!

"BRIDGIT" by Charlotte Prodger is the sixth video being screened as part of the exhibition A SCULPTURE, A FILM & SIX VIDEOS. The gallery is open to Wesleyan students, faculty, and staff.
The Art of Listening: A Conversation with Laurie Anderson
Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 7:00pm

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Writer, director, visual artist, and vocalist Laurie Anderson discusses the art of listening, including the intimate conversations she had as part of “Party in the Bardo,” which she hosted on WESU Middletown 88.1FM, in this free conversation.
Film Screening: Tacita Dean—The Green Ray
Friday, November 13, 2020 at 12:10pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

FREE!

The Green Ray by Tacita Dean is the 16mm film being screened as part of the exhibition A SCULPTURE, A FILM & SIX VIDEOS. The gallery is open to Wesleyan students, faculty, and staff.
Eiko Otake: Virtual Studio Tour and Conversation
Sunday, November 15, 2020 at 7:00pm
Eiko Otake Virtual Studio

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A free conversation and tour of the Virtual Studio of Center for the Arts Virtual Artist-in-Residence Eiko Otake. She will be joined by collaborators DonChristian Jones ’12 and Iris McCloughan ’10.
Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble Virtual Mini Concerts and Demonstrations: Wayang Kulit Perang Kembang (The Flower Battle)
Monday, November 16, 2020 at 8:00pm
Please check back here for link to view event.

FREE!

While COVID-19 is still with us this semester, the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble, under the direction of University Professor of Music Harjito and Professor of Music Sumarsam, offers a series of biweekly thirty-minute virtual mini concerts and demonstrations at 8pm. This week's concert features the Javanese Wayang Kulit (a shadow-play with flat leather puppets).
Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble Virtual Mini Concerts and Demonstrations: Beginning Students of the Javanese Gamelan Ensemble
Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 8:00pm
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FREE!

While COVID-19 is still with us this semester, the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble, under the direction of University Professor of Music Harjito and Professor of Music Sumarsam, offers a series of biweekly thirty-minute virtual mini concerts and demonstrations at 8pm. This week's concert features the beginning students of the Javanese Gamelan Ensemble.
Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble Virtual Mini Concerts and Demonstrations: Classical Music of Central Java
Monday, November 23, 2020 at 8:00pm
Please check back here for link to view event.

FREE!

While COVID-19 is still with us this semester, the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble, under the direction of University Professor of Music Harjito and Professor of Music Sumarsam, offers a series of biweekly thirty-minute virtual mini concerts and demonstrations at 8pm. This week’s concert features the classical music of Central Java, a number of repertoires from two gamelan styles, Surakarta and Yogyakarta.

December

West African Drumming and Dance Concert
Friday, December 4, 2020 at 8:00pm

FREE!

An invigorating virtual performance filled with the rhythms of West Africa, featuring Assistant Professor of Music John Dankwa and Associate Professor of Dance Iddi Saaka, joined by students in West African music and dance classes.
Thesis Theater Production: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 8:00pm

FREE!

Directed by Lauren Stock ’21, Simon Stephens’s play based on the book by Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, will be streamed online for free.
Thesis Theater Production: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Friday, December 11, 2020 at 8:00pm

FREE!

Directed by Lauren Stock ’21, Simon Stephens’s play based on the book by Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, will be streamed online for free.
Thesis Theater Production: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 8:00pm

FREE!

Directed by Lauren Stock ’21, Simon Stephens’s play based on the book by Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, will be streamed online for free.
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