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Navaratri Festival Dance Performance: Malavika Sarukkai: “Rasamanjari”

From Andrew Chatfield:

“One of the greatest dancers of our day.” —The New York Times

Acclaimed dancer Malavika Sarukkai’s choreographic interpretations have the incandescent beauty of the classical dance language of India and the energized articulation of a contemporary mind. At Wesleyan, Ms. Sarukkai presents the Connecticut premiere of “Rasamajari,” both a cerebration and a celebration of this tradition. Through this exploration, the language of Bharata Natyam is repossessed, making it in the process a language which “speaks in the present tense” for a global audience.

This event is part of the 38th annual Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan.

Date: Sunday, September 28th, 2014
Time: 3PM
Place: Crowell Concert Hall
Cost: $18 general public; $15 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students

Short Film Acting Auditions

From Gabriel Doss ’17:

Would you be interested in acting in a short film? Auditions are on Sunday, September 28th, running from 3pm to 6pm in the Multipurpose Room in Usdan’s basement. Sign up with the google doc link below. The Wesleyan Film Project has entered pre-production on one of its first projects, a screenplay titled “Leaves,” written by Will McGhee.

We are looking for two female characters and one male character. There is no preparation necessary, as you will be reading cold. Anyone and everyone is welcome, regardless of prior experience. You have the option of auditioning with a friend, that is, signing up multiple people for one audition slot. If you have any questions, hit me up at gdoss(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

Here’s the link for signing up to audition!

Date: Sunday, September 28th, 2014
Time: 6PM
Place: Usdan B25

Let’s Make a Feature Film


Zhou (Joe) Yeran ’15 writes:

Want to be part of a feature film this semester? I’m Joe, the director of “Hush,” which won the Best Film and Best Cinematography in the Campus Movie Fest last spring.

Call me crazy, but this semester I’m putting together a team to make a 90 minutes feature length horror film. We’re going to go through the entire process of filmmaking, from scripting to selling the movie at the American Film Market this year.

If you’re looking for experience in filmmaking, come to the interest meeting this SUNDAY, 7PM at 25B Fountain. All experience levels are welcome. Hope to see you there!

Date: Sunday, September 28th, 2014
Time: 7-8 PM
25B Fountain Avenue

Film Series: Make Way For Tomorrow

1937. USA. Dir: Leo McCarey. With Victor Moore, Beulah Bondi. 92 min.


An elderly couple lose their home, only to face separation and struggle when none of their five children will take in both parents at the same time. Perceptive, calm, and pure, this tale of humor and heartbreak served as inspiration for Ozu’s Tokyo Story. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll want to call your grandma.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free