Lecture & Concert: “To Not Forget Crimea: Uncertain Quiet of Indigenous Crimean Tatars” — Friday evening, Oct. 24

“To Not Forget Crimea: 

Uncertain Quiet of Indigenous Crimean Tatars”

Friday, October 24, 2014

Wesleyan University

Panel Discussion (6PM-Beckham Hall, free)

and Concert (8PM Memorial Chapel, $8)


 The event will be live-streamed. More information and live-stream link available at: https://www.facebook.com/crimeaproject

 This project is co-sponsored by Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts, Dance Department, Government Department, Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, and the Ukrainian Selfreliance New England Credit Union. Made possible in part by a grant from Wesleyan University’s Creative Campus Initiative, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This event is also part of “Muslim Women’s Voices at Wesleyan.





Free Tickets for First-Years to the Navarati Festival — Thurs.-Sun.

The Navaratri Festival of Indian music and dance is a grand Wesleyan tradition, now in its 37th year. It silhouetteincludes free workshops, concerts and a traditional Hindu ceremony.  The CFA encourages first-year students to experience this important festival by offering you a free ticket to any concert during the Festival which runs from Thursday, October 10 through Sunday, October 13, 2013.  Here’s the schedule:

1. Henna and Chaat hosted by Shakti – Thursday, October 10, 7pm, Olin Library Lobby
2. B. Balasubrahmaniyan: Vocal Music of South India – Friday, October 11, 8pm, Crowell Concert Hall
3. Talk by Assistant Professor of Dance Hari Krishnan: Celluloid Classicism—Intertwined Histories of the South Indian “Dance Revival” and Early South Indian Cinema – Saturday, October 12, 1pm, CFA Hall
4. Lecture/Demonstration: Shashank Subramanyam – Saturday, October 12, 3pm, Crowell Concert Hall
5. Shashank Subramanyam – Saturday, October 12, 8pm, Crowell Concert Hall
6. Saraswati Puja (Hindu Ceremony) – Sunday, October 13, 11am, World Music Hall
7. Aparna Ramaswamy: Sannidhi (Sacred Space) – Sunday, October 13, 3pm, Crowell Concert Hall (Connecticut Debut)

For tickets, visit the Box Office in Usdan or call 860-685-3355.


CFA: Doug Varone & Dancers — this Thurs. & Fri., 8 p.m., $6 tkts

Dear Class of 2017,

You met choreographer Doug Varone and his dancers Xan Burley and Doug Varone and dancersAlex Springer at the Common Moment during Orientation.  They’ll be back this week when the company presents two performances at the CFA Theater on Thursday, September 12 and Friday, September 13 at 8pm. If you’ve never seen contemporary dance before, then this is the performance to see — the choreographer will take you through his process as the performance unfolds!

Naya Samuel ’14 interned with them this past summer and interviewed them about the program they’ll be performing:


Tickets are $6 for students and you can get them at the University Box Office in Usdan, online or at the door.  Details are here:

http://www.wesleyan.edu/cfa/events.html#performing and below:

Doug Varone and Dancers: Stripped/Dressed featuring Rise and Carrugi

Connecticut Premiere
Thursday, September 12 & Friday, September 13, 2013 at 8pm
CFA Theater
Pre-performance talk by Wesleyan DanceLink Fellow Naya Samuel ’14 on Thursday, September 12 at 7:30pm in the CFA Hall

Buy tickets online.

“Doug Varone’s choreography is finely drawn and operatically rich…”
-Portland Press Herald (Maine)

The return of Doug Varone and Dancers to Wesleyan is designed to give the audience an intimate look at Doug Varone‘s work. The first half of the program, Stripped, opens with his masterpiece Rise (1993), with music by John Adams, and the dancers in rehearsal clothes under minimal lighting. Mr. Varone then comes onstage to walk through the creative process that gave birth to his most recent work, Carrugi (2012), deconstructing the dance and showing how he works with dancers to build the choreography. For the second half of the program, Dressed, the company returns in costume and performs the fully-produced Connecticut premiere of Carrugi. Inspired by the winding, narrow streets and alleyways of the Liguria region of the northwest coast of Italy, Carrugi is set to the oratorio “La Betulia Liberata” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. A Breaking Ground Dance Series event presented by the Dance Department and the Center for the Arts.


Pamela Tatge, Director, Center for the Arts

New Course this Fall: DANC374: Blood, Muscle, Bone: The Anatomy of Wealth and Poverty

This fall, choreographers Jawole Willa Jo Zollar and Liz Lerman combine their artistic methods to teach students interested in bridging academic and artistic research in DANC374: Blood, Muscle, Bone: The Anatomy of Wealth and Poverty. Zollar and Lerman are asking new questions about how these conditions are defined and will explore issues surrounding wealth disparity and its impact on the body. This course is multi-disciplinary and will culminate in a performance-based teach-in. Guest faculty include: Bill Arsenio, professor of Psychology, Yeshiva University; Lois Brown, professor of African American Studies and English; and Wendy Rayack, associate professor of Economics.


Non-traditional course consisting of three weekend intensives. No dance experience required. Contact eroosbrown@wesleyan.edu for PIO details

Non-traditional course consisting of three weekend intensives. No dance experience required. Contact eroosbrown@wesleyan.edu for PIO details.