1998. USA. Dir: Barry Cook, Tony Bancroft. With Ming-Na Wen, Eddie Murphy. Animated. 87 min. 35mm print.
Coming at you swift as a coursing river, with all the force of a great typhoon, this Disney adventure flick tells the legend of the female warrior who disguises herself as a man and joins the Chinese army. With flowing animation, memorable musical numbers, and Murphy’s dragon antics, it’s a film worth fighting for.
A senior music recital by Rachel Rosenman ’17, “The Music of Mel Bonis.” As a Catholic woman writing music in late nineteenth-century France, Mel Bonis faced unique challenges that influenced her compositions. Despite the difficulties she faced, Ms. Bonis produced over 300 compositions throughout multiple genres. After her death, much of her music was unfortunately forgotten until the late 1990s, when the composer’s descendants began serious efforts to research her life and work. Ms. Bonis’ music is still not well known, especially outside of her native France. As part of thesis work by Rachel Rosenman in Music and French Studies, this recital presents chamber music by Mel Bonis that showcases her music style, revealing unique works by a lesser-known woman composer.
Date: Wednesday, April 5 UPDATED Time: 7PM**4:30 PM** Place: Department ofRomance Languages and Literatures (300 High St)
Psoy Korolenko (Russia/US) [avant-bard & wandering scholar] presents “WHAT DOES IT MEAN?” – a multilingual folk-funk-punk cabaret in English, Yiddish, Russian, French, and some Portuguese. The “avant-bard” and ”wandering scholar” Psoy Korolenko presents his unique multilingual one-person folk-funk-punk cabaret.
Recent and early, translated and original, old and modern, serious and funny songs in English, Yiddish, Russian, French, and some Portuguese.
Psoy Korolenko’s one-person cabaret-esque show balances folk, chanson and klezmer, free style poetry and intellectual comedy. On stage since 2000, he has released two books (one more in print) and more than 15 CD’s, solo or in collaboration with other musicians.
He is a member of the organizing committee for the music festival JetLAG in NY area, a guest of many klezmer music festivals, an ex-artist in residence at the Trinity College (Hartford), University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), Dickinson College (Carlisle, PA). An author of insightful and sophisticated Russian sung poetry, he is also known for his keen and explorative vision of the art of translation, ”tradaptation”, and what he calls Spell-Art (i.e. playing with foreignness, emphasizing linguistic distances, switching languages etc).
Date: Friday, March 31 Time: 6PM Place: Russell House
2004. USA. Dir: Zak Penn. With Werner Herzog. 94 min. 35mm print.
A documentary crew follows acclaimed filmmaker Herzog (Grizzly Man, Into the Inferno, Fitzcarraldo) as he struggles to film his own doc on the legendarily monster-inhabited Scottish lake. As is often the case – see also: Burden of Dreams – not everything goes according to plan. Q&A with director Penn ’90 (Atari: Game Over) to follow.
The deadline to apply for writing prizes awarded by the Writing Certificate has been extended until Tuesday, April 4, 2017.
The Writing Certificate invites students to submit outstanding poetry, fiction, and other prose for consideration for prizes. These prizes recognize exceptional student writing and also support summer projects and graduate study. Prizewinners have included students from all majors and class years. Students have undertaken ambitious projects through summer fellowships, including travel to foreign countries. Students have also completed research, oral history projects, and personal writing initiatives. Wesleyan Writers Conference scholarships are also available.
****Cuddle Magics stunning return to Wesleyan — you won’t wanna miss this one!!****
Cuddle Magic was formed a decade ago in Boston by multi-instrumentalists Benjamin Lazar Davis and Christopher McDonald, who were shortly joined by Dave Flaherty, Alec Spiegelman, Kristin Slipp and Cole Kamen-Green. Throughout three full length albums, and especially in their live shows, the band showcases a uniquely focused and creative approach to pop orchestration. Cuddle Magic has been described as “dance-listening music” that unfolds in waves of vocal harmony, contrapuntal brass and woodwinds, dense wordplay, and overlapping rhythmic cycles.
Cuddle Magic’s fifth full length album, ‘Ashes/Axis’, is due out early next year on Northern Spy. The album was recorded and mixed at Trout Recordings with Bryce Goggin (Antony and the Johnsons, Swans, Pavement) and assistant engineer Adam Sachs.
Hannah Judd has been known to bring her cello musical stylings through the backyards and basements of Maine, New York, and Philadelphia. In her off time, she can be found feeling many feelings, wrapping herself in blankets and pondering the immortal ethnomusicological questions.
Letterpress printer and book artist Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. will be visiting campus this week.
12:00-1:30 pm – Olin Memorial Library
– View some of his works in the Wesleyan collection at an open house in the Davison Rare Book Room, Special Collections & Archives, and in the lobby.
– Print sale and dvd screening of a documentary about him in Smith Reading Room.
4:30 – Ring Family Performing Arts Hall, Center for the Arts
Artist talk: “Talkin’ Loud and Sayin’ Nothin'”
Date: TODAY! Wednesday, March 29 Time: 12-1:30PM (Olin Library); 4:30-5:30 (Ring Family Performing Arts Hall) Place: Olin Library, Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
Join us for our final panel in the Election 2016 series, titled “The Role of Identity Politics,” with the following guest speakers:
Jenny Boylan ’80, Writer in Residence, Barnard College. She is the author of fifteen books and the inaugural Anna Quindlen Writer in Residence at Barnard College of Columbia University. She also serves as the national co-chair of the Board of Directors of GLAAD, the media advocacy group for LGBT people worldwide.
James Braxton Peterson, Director of Africana Studies and Associate Professor of English at Lehigh University. He is the author of several books and hosts “The Remix” on Philadelphia’s NPR affiliate, a podcast that engages issues at the intersection of race, politics, and popular culture.
Todd Gitlin, Professor of Journalism & Sociology, Columbia University. Todd Gitlin, an American writer, sociologist, communications scholar, novelist, poet, and not very private intellectual. He is the author of sixteen books, a columnist for Tablet, and a frequent contributor to the New York Times, Washington Post, and many magazines.
Moderator: Victoria Pitts-Taylor, Professor and Chair of Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Date: TODAY! Wednesday, March 29 Time: 4:30-6 Place: PAC001