In collaboration with other departments and organizations, the CFA hosts nearly 300 events a year, including performances and exhibitions in art, dance, music, and theater. Increasingly, many events embrace more than one discipline or genre. The CFA presents student and faculty work as well as the work of visiting artists in our various series offerings. With this in mind, events can be viewed in the following different ways:

Events by Series

Navaratri Festival

Events by Genre

Art Talks
Dance Events
Music Events
Theater Events

Events by Department

Art and Art History Department
Dance Department
Music Department
Theater Department

Events by Season

Fall 2023

Upcoming Events

Liturgy|Order|Bridge: Movement and Storytelling Workshop
Monday, October 2, 2023 at 5:30pm
Jones Room, Theater Studios


Join Hartford choreographer Deborah Goffe for this participatory workshop around the themes of her new work, Liturgy | Order | Bridge, which explores communal experience. Liturgy | Order | Bridge will be performed at the CFA Theater in February, 2024, and there will be roles for Wesleyan students to play! Come if you are curious!
Digital Death Dive: Poetry Workshop with Jayson Keery
Tuesday, October 3, 2023 at 1:20pm
Theater Studios 114


Digital Death Dive is a dip into finding poetic inspiration via digital technology. In this workshop, we’ll discuss the ethics and theories of technology as a means of artistic production, weaving in the history of techno music. Then we’ll launch into different means of unlocking a poetic flow through the use of personal technology. Please be prepared to use a smartphone and bring a laptop! Workshop is from 1:20pm to 4:10pm.

HALO: A Tribute to Alvin Lucier by String Noise Violin Duo
Tuesday, October 3, 2023 at 7:30pm
World Music Hall


Violin duo String Noise presents a tribute to the late legendary composer Alvin Lucier. In addition to the three works from their self-titled album String Noise on Black Truffle Records (”Tapper,” “Love Song,” and “Halo”), they will perform three new works written specifically for them in homage to the composer by Orlando Jacinto Garcia, Jacob David Sudol and Paula Matthusen.

Graduate Music Colloquium: Garrett Field—“Rethinking Rāga in Free Rhythm: Karnatak Ālāpana and Eloquent Writing” [New Date and Location]
Thursday, October 5, 2023 at 4:30pm
Adzenyah Rehearsal Hall, Room 003 (Daltry Room), 60 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown


Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology/Musicology at Ohio University Garrett Field MA ’08, PhD ’13 examines the playing of South Indian Karnatak mandolinist U. Srinivas (1969–2014) to offer a clearer view of the interesting musical processes that occur during improvisational performances.

Fall tickets and reservations are available online.
The box office in the Usdan University Center, located at 45 Wyllys Avenue, is open for walk-up and phone sales Monday through Friday from 11am to 2pm at 860-685-3355.

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