B. Balasubrahmaniyan: Vocal Music of South India

Friday, September 30, 2022 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

Vocalist and Adjunct Associate Professor of Music B. Balasubrahmaniyan will be joined by Adjunct Associate Professor of Music David Nelson on mridangam as part of the 46th annual Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan. This year marks the 20th anniversary of their annual performance together.

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Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan

Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

World-renowned sitar virtuoso Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan belongs to the seventh generation of an influential musical lineage. His playing focuses on exploring and expanding the possibilities of the melodic framework for improvisation in North Indian classical music, or raag, often to mind-blowing effect. This concert is part of the 46th annual Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan.

Read more about Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan.

Dance Performance: Nrithya Pillai

Sunday, October 2, 2022 at 2:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall


Nrithya Pillai is an acclaimed performer and activist from the hereditary community of South India’s former courtesan artists. She presents her dance in the context of critical perspectives on the form, and her New England debut performance will be accompanied by live musicians. A talk-back moderated by Professor and Chair of the Dance Department and Professor of Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Hari Krishnan will follow the performance. This event is part of the 46th annual Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan.

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Work in Progress with Toshi Reagon: You're Having Too Much Fun So We're Gonna Have to Kill You

Friday, October 7, 2022 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater

Get a special first glimpse into the creative process of singer, composer, musician, curator, activist, producer, and storyteller Toshi Reagon as she concludes her year-long artist residency at Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts developing a new production.

Read more about Toshi Reagon.

Queer Horror: Gravest Hits

Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 7:00pm
Goldsmith Family Cinema, The Jeanine Basinger Center for Film Studies, 301 Washington Terrace, Middletown, Connecticut

Portland, Oregon's Queer Horror is the only LGBTQ+ feature-length horror screening series in the United States. The East Coast premiere of Gravest Hits presents the silliest and most ghoulish international short films hosted by drag clown Carla Rossi, leaving the audience shook, slain, and screaming for more.

Read more about “Queer Horror: Gravest Hits.”

fron/terra cognita + Hostile Terrain (HT94) Exhibition Opens

Tuesday, November 1, 2022 at 12:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

FREE!

fron/terra incognita + Hostile Terrain (HT94) is an exhibition comprising a series of lectures, performances, readings, and art installations on the broad theme of borders, migration, displacement, and violence. Programming will provoke reflections on the territorial dimensions of borders and their consequential effects.

Read more about the “fron/terra cognita + Hostile Terrain (HT94)” Exhibition.
Dance in the Round with Parijat Desai
Friday, September 30, 2022 at 12:15pm
Center for the Arts Courtyard (in front of Ring Family Performing Arts Hall)
India-born, U.S.-raised choreographer/dancer Parijat Desai leads an inclusive workshop based on the "garba" circle dance from Gujarat, India. No experience necessary. Visual elements of Desai's performance project "How Do I Become WE" are featured in the SAEDA (South Asian Experimental Dance Artists) exhibition Kinetic Visualities.
B. Balasubrahmaniyan: Vocal Music of South India
Friday, September 30, 2022 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

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Vocalist and Adjunct Associate Professor of Music B. Balasubrahmaniyan will be joined by Adjunct Associate Professor of Music David Nelson on mridangam as part of the 46th annual Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan. This year marks the 20th anniversary of their annual performance together.
Master Class with Sujata Goel: Bollywood Dance—A Globalized Body
Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 11:00am
Bessie Schönberg Dance Studio, 247 Pine Street, Middletown
This Master Class, led by Indian-American choreographer and dancer Sujata Goel, is an introduction to Bollywood dance. Originating in the 1930s, Bollywood dance is a hybrid form that fuses eastern and western dance styles. In this class, participants will look at the history of Bollywood through its different styles spanning the 1940s to present day. The class is open to all, no previous experience or training is required. Sujata Goel is part of SAEDA (South Asian Experimental Dance Artists).
Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan
Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

BUY TICKETS

World-renowned sitar virtuoso Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan belongs to the seventh generation of an influential musical lineage. His playing focuses on exploring and expanding the possibilities of the melodic framework for improvisation in North Indian classical music, or raag, often to mind-blowing effect. This concert is part of the 46th annual Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan.

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