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Haile Gerima


Haile Gerima is the director of the film Sankofa, which is also the theme for Black History Month 2007 and will be speaking on Wednesday.

The literal meaning/translation of Sankofa is “it is not taboo to go back and fetch what you forgot”…We must go back and reclaim our past so we can move forward; so we can understand why and how we came to be who we are today.

Date: Wednesday, February 28th
Time: 7pm-8pm
Location: Shanklin 107

-Hosted by Ujamaa-

DanceMasters Weekend

DanceMasters Weekend, celebrating its eighth year, has become one of the most anticipated annual dance events in the Northeast. It is an extraordinary opportunity for students of dance to experience the widest range of contemporary dance techniques by taking classes with master teachers from premiere dance companies over an intensive two-day period. The weekend also features a showcase performance where students and dance enthusiasts can see these masters perform.

We invite you to feel the power of contemporary dance by taking a class or by attending the showcase performance which, year after year, brings audiences to their feet!

– Mariam McGlone, Artistic Coordinator

Classes are designed for students with intermediate to advanced dance experience. Master teachers will incorporate technique and movement combinations from their repertoire.

Saturday, March 10

10:30am–12pm

Mireille Radwan-Dana, Mark Morris Dance Group

CFA Dance Studio
Jimmy Slyde, Tap Sold Out! Bessie Schönberg Studio
12:30–2pm
Jane Comfort, Jane Comfort and Company CFA Dance Studio

Leah Cox, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company

Sold Out!

Bessie Schönberg Studio
2:30–4pm
Nora Chipaumire, Contemporary African Sold Out! CFA Dance Studio
Karla Wolfangle, Paul Taylor Dance Company Bessie Schönberg Studio
4:30–6pm
Kate Lydon, American Ballet Theater CFA Dance Studio
Brandon Albright, Hip-Hop, Illstyle & Peace Prod. Bessie Schönberg Studio

Sunday, March 11

11am–12:30pm
Sean Curran, Sean Curran Company CFA Dance Studio
Bill Hastings, Jazz Bessie Schönberg Studio
1–3:30pm
Sean Curran, Choreography Workshop Crowell Concert Hall
1–2:30pm

Roxane D’Orleans Juste, Limon Dance Company

CFA Dance Studio
Renee Jaworski, Pilobolus Bessie Schönberg Studio
3–4:30pm
Miki Orihara, Martha Graham Dance Company CFA Dance Studio
Robert Battle, Battleworks Dance Company Sold Out! Bessie Schönberg Studio


Pricing Information

Fees and Ticket Prices

$17 per class: General
$15 per class: Four or more classes
$11 per class: Wesleyan students

Tickets for the performance (SOLD OUT)

$20: General
$17: Senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff and non-Wesleyan students
$8: Wesleyan students

Weekend Pass

Includes six classes and one ticket to the performance $95 General; $70 Wesleyan students

For more information, to register, or purchase tickets, call 860-685-3355.

HURRY UP AND REGISTER!!!

Mixolydians Auditions

The Mixolydians is a new fully mixed vocal ensemble formed with the purpose of performing, proliferating and cultivating an interest in the art of chamber works written for a small vocal ensemble. The Mixolydians also aims to instate a high standard of the choral art, and to explore new sonic spaces for musical and/or theatrical expression in a continuing search to re-examine the choral idioms of our time. Email themixolydians(at) gmail.com for an audition appointment!

Dates:
Saturday, March 3rd, Wednesday, March 7th
Times: 5:30pm-7:30pm on Saturday, 7:30pm-8:30pm on Wednesday
Location: Music Studios

Afro-Punk Documentary Screening

Afro-Punk, a 66-minute documentary, explores race identity within the punk scene. More than your everyday, Behind the Music or typical “black history month” documentary this film tackles the hard questions, such as issues of loneliness, exile, inter-racial dating and black power. We follow the lives of four people who have dedicated themselves to the punk rock lifestyle. They find themselves in conflicting situations, living the dual life of a person of color in a mostly white community.

The style of the documentary inter-cuts interviews from scores of black punk rockers from all over the nation with scenes from our four protagonists’ lives. They come from different regions, generations, genders, and sexual preferences but their stories are amazingly similar.

Afro-Punk features performances by Bad Brains, Tamar Kali, Cipher, and Ten Grand. It also contains exclusive interviews by members of Fishbone, 247- spyz, Dead Kennedys, Candiria, Orange 9mm and TV on the Radio to name a few.

The trailer is viewable at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9g8SB1NIYDo

Bring all your friends and your enemies for that matter. Come, learn something, and enjoy a good film that reflects a common, yet unheard, perspective.

And the director will be in attendance to answer questions and to rock out a little bit.

Date: Saturday, March 3rd
Time: 5pm-7pm
Location: PAC002

WestCo Cafe Grand Re-Opening

An intimate performance from members of the Wesleyan music community, alone and together. Cookies and hot cocoa will be served.

Date: Thursday, March 1st
Time: 10pm-1am
Where: WestCo Cafe

Rave @ Psi U

Psi Upsilon presents the musical stylings of:

DJ Ottoman
SixtyCycles

Date: Saturday, March 3rd

Time: 10pm-2am
Location: Psi Upsilon

Blacklights, glow-in-the-dark things, poi spinners, spontaneous dance battles…need I say more?

$3 at the door. All proceeds go to benefit “My Sister’s Place” center in Hartford.

Dance the night away. For charity.

Precision Ensemble Performances

Precision Ensemble is having their yearly show this weekend! Precision Ensemble is a small collection of talented dancers and choreographers who create dance pieces of all styles. Watch beautiful creations by dance majors and people good enough to be dance majors.

When:
Thursday, March 1st at 10pm
Friday, March 2nd at 8pm
Saturday, March 3rd at 3pm and 7pm
Where:
’92 Theater

Tickets are FREE and go on sale the day of the show at the box office. Hurry though — tickets are known to sell out usually WITHIN THE FIRST HOUR of being on sale. Also, a person is only allowed to get TWO TICKETS per day because of the extremely high demand.

This show is smokin’! Go watch it!

Broomball This Sunday

Broomball!
When: Sunday, February 18th
Time: 8:45PM (goes until 10:15PM
or sometimes later)
Location: Freeman Ice Rink

Bring clean shoes (no mud, no salt)
Questions? Contact elamotte(at)wesleyan.edu