Dance deepens one’s knowledge and expression of human experience.
We believe in the creative and intellectual potential of each person.
Dance can change the world.

The Dance Department at Wesleyan is a contemporary program with a global perspective. The curriculum centers on the creative act – imagining, making and doing. Our program is interdisciplinary, embodied, collaborative, physically and intellectually rigorous, and fosters personal and social transformation.

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Mar 25

Moving Conversations/Making Community

06:00 pm

Russell Library

Lets make some art! Draw! Move! Sing! Chat! Folks of all ages will gather to make a performance sharing together. Children are invited and welcome with a participating adult. On Mondays: March 25, April 1, April 8, April 15, 2019 (April 15 includes special performance sharing of our work for the public at 7pm). For more information, contact Julie Mulvihill: jmulvihilll@wesleyan.edu or 860-685-2253

Apr 1

Moving Conversations/Making Community

06:00 pm

Russell Library

Lets make some art! Draw! Move! Sing! Chat! Folks of all ages will gather to make a performance sharing together. Children are invited and welcome with a participating adult. On Mondays: March 25, April 1, April 8, April 15, 2019 (April 15 includes special performance sharing of our work for the public at 7pm). For more information, contact Julie Mulvihill: jmulvihilll@wesleyan.edu or 860-685-2253

Apr 4

Beyond Assimilation: Seeking a Disabled Aesthetic -- Toby MacNutt Lecture/Demonstration

04:30 pm

Schonberg Dance Studio Schonberg Dance Studio

As disability in dance becomes more visible and mainstream, there is pressure to assimilate to mainstream dance aesthetics. But disability presents an enormous range and variation of potential in movement, perception, and thinking, by its very nature, which can expand upon and challenge the existing field. What does it mean to embrace a disabled aesthetic? How does it change dance practices and performance? Toby MacNutt will discuss these questions, show some sample work, and speculate on the future of disability in dance and why it matters. This lecture/demonstration is sponsored by the Dance Department and Disability Studies Course Cluster, the Division II Dean's Office and the Center for Pedagogical Innovation.

Apr 8

Moving Conversations/Making Community

06:00 pm

Russell Library

Lets make some art! Draw! Move! Sing! Chat! Folks of all ages will gather to make a performance sharing together. Children are invited and welcome with a participating adult. On Mondays: March 25, April 1, April 8, April 15, 2019 (April 15 includes special performance sharing of our work for the public at 7pm). For more information, contact Julie Mulvihill: jmulvihilll@wesleyan.edu or 860-685-2253

Apr 15

Moving Conversations/Making Community

06:00 pm

Russell Library

Lets make some art! Draw! Move! Sing! Chat! Folks of all ages will gather to make a performance sharing together. Children are invited and welcome with a participating adult. On Mondays: March 25, April 1, April 8, April 15, 2019 (April 15 includes special performance sharing of our work for the public at 7pm). For more information, contact Julie Mulvihill: jmulvihilll@wesleyan.edu or 860-685-2253

Apr 26

SKIN: Spring Faculty Dance Concert

08:00 pm

CFA Theater (CFA P) CFA Theater

Associate Professor of Dance Hari Krishnan presents his company inDANCE and Wesleyan students in an evening of dance, transgressing the boundaries of culture, race, gender, and sexuality during the Connecticut premiere of SKIN . For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.

Apr 27

SKIN: Spring Faculty Dance Concert

08:00 pm

CFA Theater (CFA P) CFA Theater

Associate Professor of Dance Hari Krishnan presents his company inDANCE and Wesleyan students in an evening of dance, transgressing the boundaries of culture, race, gender, and sexuality during the Connecticut premiere of SKIN . For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355.