Center For the Arts 

All Upcoming Events

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2017

September

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At the Border of Truth: Photographing the New East
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 5:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
Assistant Professor of Art Sasha Rudensky will give an artist's lecture focusing on her series of photographic and video projects.
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Navaratri Festival: Music Department Colloquium—Balasaraswati: Her Art and Life
Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 4:30pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall

Author and mridangam virtuoso Douglas Knight '70 will discuss Balasaraswati: Her Art & Life - one book in three editions, for three audiences, first published in 2010 by Wesleyan University Press.  

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Navaratri Festival Film Screening: Mrinalini Sarabhai - The Artist and Her Art
Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 5:30pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
Mrinalini Sarabhai: The Artist and Her Art (2012) tells the story of Indian dancer and choreographer Mrinalini Sarabhai (1918-2016), and is directed by Yadavan Chandran and Mallika Sarabhai (Ms. Sarabhai's daughter).
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B. Balasubrahmaniyan: Vocal Music of South India
Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

Vocalist and Adjunct Associate Professor of Music B. Balasubrahmaniyan is joined by Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music David Nelson on mridangam and violinist L. Ramakrishnan.

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Film Screening: Black Dynamite
Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 8:00pm
Goldsmith Family Cinema, Center for Film Studies
A free screening of Black Dynamite (2009). Presented in association with the exhibition Black Pulp! in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery.
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Navaratri Festival: Henna and Chaat
Friday, September 29, 2017 at 7:00pm
Olin Memorial Library Lobby 252 Church Street, Middletown
Experience South Asian culture through henna art and sampling of chaat (savory snacks), hosted by Shakti, Wesleyan's South Asian Students' Association.
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Darpana: Nataraja Vandanam - Love Songs to Shiva
Friday, September 29, 2017 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Mallika Sarabhai and three dancers from India's Darpana Academy of Performing Arts perform Nataraja Vandanam: Love Songs to Shiva, choreographed by Ms. Sarabhai and her mother Mrinalini Sarabhai.
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Saraswati Puja (Hindu Ceremony)
Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 5:00pm
World Music Hall
This religious service, led by A. V. Srinivasan, marks the most auspicious day of the year for beginning new endeavors. The audience may participate and bring instruments, manuscripts, and other items for blessing.
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Lalgudi Duo
Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Lalgudi G.J.R. Krishnan and his sister Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi perform as a violin duo, blending tradition and innovation, and mesmerize the audience.
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October

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Light of the Blind: Open Rehearsal
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 1:20pm
World Music Hall
Light of the Blind begins at Wesleyan with an open rehearsal of the Xẩm Ensemble with Wesleyan musicians.
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Light of the Blind: Film Screening
Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 3:30pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
Light of the Blind continues with a film screening.
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Light of the Blind: Music Department Colloquium - Xâm Street Music
Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 4:30pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
Light of the Blind continues with the Wesleyan Music Department Colloquium panel discussion about Xâm Street Music.
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Light of the Blind: Concert of Xẩm Street Music
Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Light of the Blind concludes with a concert of Xẩm Street Music featuring Vietnamese guest artists, Wesleyan faculty, and student percussionists.
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Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion: Dearest Home
Friday, October 6, 2017 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion returns to Wesleyan for the Connecticut premiere of their new dance work Dearest Home (2017).
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Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion: Dearest Home
Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 2:00pm
CFA Theater
Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion returns to Wesleyan for the Connecticut premiere of their new dance work Dearest Home (2017).
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Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion: Dearest Home
Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion returns to Wesleyan for the Connecticut premiere of their new dance work Dearest Home (2017).
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Ashcan Orchestra
Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 3:00pm
The Russell House
Brooklyn's Ashcan Orchestra make their Connecticut debut with a collection of works including the world premiere of atlas did not blink, and felt a whole for grand harp.
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Artful Lunch Series: Rob Lancefield
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 12:10pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House Dining Room
Rob Lancefield, Manager of Museum Information Services and Registrar of Collections, Davison Art Center, discusses his favorite work in the Davison Art Center collection.
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Somi
Friday, October 13, 2017 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Superb jazz chanteuse Somi blends modern jazz, African music, and the singer-songwriter tradition.
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Le Patin Libre: Vertical Influences
Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 2:00pm
Spurrier-Snyder Rink, Freeman Athletic Center 161 Cross Street, Middletown
Five skaters from the Montréal-based company Le Patin Libre make their Connecticut debut with Vertical Influences (2014).
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This Is It! The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part XIII
Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 3:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce presents the thirteenth in a series of fifteen CD-length recitals of his piano music.
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Le Patin Libre: Vertical Influences
Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 6:00pm
Spurrier-Snyder Rink, Freeman Athletic Center 161 Cross Street, Middletown
Five skaters from the Montréal-based company Le Patin Libre make their Connecticut debut with Vertical Influences (2014).
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Opening Reception: UP IN ARMS
Friday, October 27, 2017 at 5:00pm
South Gallery, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
UP IN ARMS is a multi-media group exhibition that explores the historic and social issues surrounding the divisive nature of gun ownership in the United States.
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Roomful of Teeth
Friday, October 27, 2017 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The GRAMMY Award-winning vocal project Roomful of Teeth is dedicated to mining the expressive potential of the human voice.
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A Celebration of Authentic Chinese Music and Dance
Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 3:00pm
The Russell House
Wesleyan Private Lessons Teacher and award-wining baritone Chai-lun Yueh returns to The Russell House to perform folk and art songs from China, Tibet, and Mongolia.
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November

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Meredith Monk In Conversation with Judy Hussie-Taylor
Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 7:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
Meredith Monk will be joined by Danspace Project's Judy Hussie-Taylor in conversation.
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Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble: Cellular Songs (Work in Progress)
Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
As the culmination of her residency at Wesleyan, Meredith Monk will be joined by the women of her GRAMMY Award-nominated Vocal Ensemble in a work in progress showing of Cellular Songs.
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Artist Talk: Laylah Ali
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 5:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
Black Pulp! exhibition artist Laylah Ali is best known for her paintings of meticulously drawn, colorful allegorical figures, including her long running "Greenheads Series" and her newest work "The Acephalous Series."
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2018

February

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Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group: Citizen
Friday, February 9, 2018 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group returns to Wesleyan with the Connecticut premiere of Citizen (2016), questioning what it means to belong and what it means to not want to belong.
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Masayo Ishigure: Koto 360°
Friday, February 16, 2018 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Masayo Ishigure began playing the koto at the age of five in Gifu, Japan, and continues to stretch the limits of the thirteen-stringed instrument.
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Manual Cinema: Ada/Ava
Friday, February 23, 2018 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Manual Cinema combines handmade shadow puppetry, cinematic techniques, and innovative sound and music in the Connecticut premiere of Ada/Ava (2013).
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April

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Kronos Quartet
Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 7:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
The GRAMMY Award-winning Kronos Quartet returns to Wesleyan to perform a wide-ranging program of music from around the world, featuring adventurous string quartets either written for or arranged for the legendary group.
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