Dance Events

The general public will be welcomed back to Wesleyan this fall to enjoy Center for the Arts outdoor programming and exhibitions in both the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery and the College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center. All patrons must adhere to and follow the University COVID-19 safety guidelines. Wesleyan requires all visitors to be fully vaccinated. All visitors will need to provide proof of having been fully vaccinated. Public health officials consider an individual to be fully vaccinated two weeks after their final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Masks are required in all University buildings regardless of vaccination status. Indoor performances as well as special events, including opening receptions in the galleries, will be open to Wesleyan students, faculty, and staff. Vaccinated visitors may attend outdoor events and outdoor activities unmasked. Patrons under the age of 12 are required to wear a mask at outdoor events. Due to current CDC age limits on vaccinations, individuals under the age of 12 will not be permitted at indoor exhibitions.


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Upcoming Events

Film Screening and Discussion: Kattumaram (Catamaran)
Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 7:00pm
YouTube

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Part of an emerging queer cinema from South India, this free virtual screening of the 2019 film Kattumaram (Catamaran) as part of the 45th annual Navaratri Festival will be followed by a discussion with director Swarnavel Eswaran and Professor and Assistant Professor of Film Studies Anuja Jain, moderated by Chair of the Dance Department and Professor of Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Hari Krishnan.
Dance Workshop and Conversation with The Post Natyam Collective
Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 2:00pm
Zoom

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The Post Natyam Collective (Sandra Chatterjee, Cynthia Ling Lee, and Shyamala Moorty) will engage with this free workshop's participants through creative exercises and video documentation of performance works from the past fifteen years as part of the 45th annual Navaratri Festival. Moderated by Professor and Chair of the Dance Department and Professor of Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Hari Krishnan.
Forklift Danceworks: WesWorks—A Performance with Wesleyan University Facilities Staff
Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 7:00pm
Starting at Andrus Field (55 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown, Connecticut)

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WesWorks (2021) is a multi-site, free outdoor performance that features the movement and stories of Wesleyan University employees as directed by Forklift Danceworks of Austin, Texas. The company is led by Artistic Director Allison Orr, Distinguished Fellow in the College of the Environment and Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies.
Forklift Danceworks: WesWorks—A Performance with Wesleyan University Facilities Staff
Friday, October 15, 2021 at 7:00pm
Starting at Andrus Field (55 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown, Connecticut)

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WesWorks (2021) is a multi-site, free outdoor performance that features the movement and stories of Wesleyan University employees as directed by Forklift Danceworks of Austin, Texas. The company is led by Artistic Director Allison Orr, Distinguished Fellow in the College of the Environment and Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies.
Forklift Danceworks: WesWorks—A Performance with Wesleyan University Facilities Staff
Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 7:00pm
Starting at Andrus Field (55 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown, Connecticut)

RESERVE NOW

WesWorks (2021) is a multi-site, free outdoor performance that features the movement and stories of Wesleyan University employees as directed by Forklift Danceworks of Austin, Texas. The company is led by Artistic Director Allison Orr, Distinguished Fellow in the College of the Environment and Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies.
Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Friday, October 29, 2021 at 7:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater

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A collection of new works will be presented by senior choreographers as part of their culminating project of the dance major.
Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert
Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 7:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater

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A collection of new works will be presented by senior choreographers as part of their culminating project of the dance major.
Fall Faculty Dance Concert: FULL SPEED AHEAD!
Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 7:00pm
CFA Theater

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Forging ahead with gusto and excitement, the Wesleyan Dance Department presents a mixed bill of dance works intertwining activism, race, identity, dance history, somatics, and dynamic movement featuring Artist in Residence in Dance Patricia Beaman, Associate Professor of Dance Katja Kolcio, and Visiting Instructor in Dance Nik Owens '12.
Fall Faculty Dance Concert: FULL SPEED AHEAD!
Friday, December 3, 2021 at 7:00pm
CFA Theater

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Forging ahead with gusto and excitement, the Wesleyan Dance Department presents a mixed bill of dance works intertwining activism, race, identity, dance history, somatics, and dynamic movement featuring Artist in Residence in Dance Patricia Beaman, Associate Professor of Dance Katja Kolcio, and Visiting Instructor in Dance Nik Owens '12.
West African Drumming and Dance Concert
Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

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An invigorating performance filled with the rhythms of West Africa, featuring Assistant Professor of Music John Dankwa and Assistant Professor of Dance Iddi Saaka joined by students in West African music and dance classes.
Worlds of Dance Showcase
Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 2:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

FREE!

The Worlds of Dance Showcase will feature Wesleyan students performing an exciting array of dance styles from a variety of courses, including Indonesian Dance, Bharata Natyam, Hip Hop, and “Introduction to Dance."
Winter Dance Concert
Friday, December 10, 2021 at 7:00pm
CFA Theater

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Wesleyan student choreographers across different class years present new group works focusing on a diversity of techniques, methods, and aesthetic approaches.
Winter Dance Concert
Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 7:00pm
CFA Theater

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Wesleyan student choreographers across different class years present new group works focusing on a diversity of techniques, methods, and aesthetic approaches.