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Spring Photos: inDANCE: SKIN

On Friday, April 26, 2019 and Saturday, April 27, 2019 Associate Professor of Dance Hari Krishnan presented 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 during the Spring Faculty Dance Concert. inDANCE featured an international cast of […]

On Wednesday, April 24, 2019 inDANCE’s Roney Lewis, Xi Yi, Paul Charbonneou, and Eury German ’16 spoke about the Spring Faculty Dance Concert, SKIN, and its inherent aesthetic and socio-political representations about queer sexuality and cultural appropriation as part of the Cynthia Novack in Memoriam Lecture. The lecture was in the format of a conversation […]

On Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Wesleyan’s Taiko Drumming Ensemble performed the thunderous and thrilling rhythms of Japanese kumi daiko drumming under the direction of Adjunct Instructor in Music Barbara Merjan. Beginning students of the Korean Drumming and Creative Music Ensemble played a variety of mesmerizing rhythmic patterns derived from tradition and new creative sounds on […]

On Friday, February 8, 2019 the New England premiere of joyUS justUS (2018), a participatory urban Latin dance theater experience, took on joy as the ultimate expression of struggle and resistance against hardship and injustice, reclaiming the narrative of people of color by embodying stories about the beauty and power of hope, faith, and family. […]

On Saturday, November 10, 2018 His Excellency Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X of Indonesia gave the keynote address for a symposium focusing on the dynamic interaction between the state and the Javanese ethnic group. There are hundreds of traditional performing arts in Indonesia, each associated with a specific ethnic group/sub-group and the geographical region that is […]

On Friday, November 9, 2018 in conjunction with a visit from Hamengkubuwono X, the Sultan of Yogyakarta in Indonesia, Wesleyan University hosted a performance by the court dancers and musicians of Yogyakarta, featuring the instruments of the Wesleyan gamelan, one of the finest sets of the instruments in the world—mostly gong and metallophone instruments made […]

On Friday, October 26, 2018 visiting Assistant Professors Julie Mulvihill and Joya Powell presented Wrapped in Us, an evening of multidisciplinary, visceral, risk-taking and performance sharing. In Composing Compromise: A Performance Collage, performers and audience traverse together, sharing choice and change. Together with the space and the audience, the performers explored in movement the act […]

Fall Photos: Mythili Prakash

On Sunday, October 14, 2018 at Crowell Concert Hall, Mythili Prakash made her Connecticut debut to conclude the 42nd annual Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan. The dynamic Mythili Prakash began her career as a Bharata Natyam performer at the age of eight. Since 1990, she has toured as a soloist in the United Kingdom, Scotland, France, […]

On Friday, September 21, 2018 crackling with high-energy physicality, Point of Interest (2016) featured a series of solos, duets, and quintets set to Raphael Xavier’s soundscape of beats, spoken word poetry, and musical rhythms. Philadelphia-based Raphael Xavier is a self-taught hip hop dancer and breaking artist originally from Wilmington, Delaware. A photographer, musician, and former […]

On Friday, August 31, 2018 first year students in the Class of 2022 partnered with choreographer Heidi Latsky to create her installation ON DISPLAY on Andrus Field. Followed by a fire dancing performance by the student group Prometheus. A deconstructed art exhibition/fashion show, ON DISPLAY is a commentary on the body as spectacle and on […]

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