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Internationally acclaimed Nrityagram Dance Ensemble from Bangalore, India brought its exceptional synchronicity, compelling physicality, and emotional honesty to redefine dance and theater through powerful imagery and captivating dance as part of the 40th annual Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan on Sunday, October 30, 2016 in Crowell Concert Hall.

Photos by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography. Click here to view the entire album on Flickr.

On Saturday, October 29, 2016 in Crowell Concert Hall, Indian-born American violinist, singer, and composer L. Shankar was accompanied by Christopher Garcia on tabla for a concert as part of the 40th annual Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan.

Photos by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography. Click here to view the entire album on Flickr.

 

Vocalist and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music B. Balasubrahmaniyan was joined by Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music David Nelson on mridangam, violinist Sandhya Anand, and Karthik Venkataraman on kanjira as part of the 40th annual Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan on Friday, October 28, 2016 on Crowell Concert Hall.

Photos by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography. Click here to view the entire album on Flickr.

On Thursday, October 20, 2016 in Crowell Concert Hall, banjo and vocal duo (and husband and wife) Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn performed original music as well as Appalachian murder ballads, gospel, chamber music, and blues.

Photos by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography. Click here to view the entire album on Flickr.

Camille A. Brown and Dancers company member Beatrice Capote taught a workshop at the Green Street Teaching and Learning Center on Thursday, October 6, 2016.

Photos by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography. Click here to view the entire album on Flickr.

On Wednesday, October 19, 2016 in The Ring Family Performing Arts Hall, Wesleyan President Michael S. Roth ’78 interviewed Henry Adams, Ruth Coulter Heede Professor of Art History at Case Western Reserve University and Menakka and Essel Bailey ’66 Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the College of the Environment at Wesleyan, about Professor of Art Tula Telfair’s new book, Tula Telfair: Invented Landscapes.

Photos by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography. Click here to view the entire album on Flickr.

Actor/director Kaneza Schaal ’06 offers a powerful meditation on loss, grief, and ritual in a performance incorporating projection, sound, text, and movement. Inspired by the Egyptian Book of the Dead–a 3000-year-old series of spells and incantations intended for the deceased as a blueprint to the afterlife–GO FORTH (2016) creates space for the presence of the absent, the imagined, and the longed for. A dress rehearsal for GO FORTH was held on September 15, 2016 in the CFA Theater.

Click here to view the full album on Flickr. Photos by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography

Kaneza Schaal ’06 has a conversation with Wesleyan Theater students during lunch in the Jones Room of the Theater Department building on Wednesday, September 14, 2016.

Click here to view the full album on Flickr. Photos by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography.

On Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Wesleyan President Michael S. Roth ’78 spoke with artist Charles Traub, Chair of the M.F.A. in Photography and Related Media Department at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, about the here is new york project. Mr. Traub, a noted photographer, was one of the original organizers of the exhibition in 2001. Mr. Roth is a historian, curator, and writer who has authored books on the topic of trauma and memory, and has often turned to photography and film as he considers how people make sense of the past.

Click here to view the full album on Flickr. Photos by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography

 

On Friday, September 2, 2016, drummers and dancers representing several cultures led the incoming Class of 2020 in a once-in-a-lifetime performance on Foss Hill as students embodied dances from different world cultures during the “Common Moment” of New Student Orientation.

Click here to view the full album on Flickr. Photos by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography

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